Myopia Management is a relatively new concept so we are keen to ensure people know it is an option for many children who are currently relying on glasses to correct their short-sightedness.
Myopia is the medical term for short-sightedness, when the eyeball is too long or too powerful, causing objects in the distance to look blurred. Generally once you have myopia your prescription declines over time, in particular during childhood as the eye grows.
Having family members who are short-sighted is a strong risk factor. While we can’t do anything about our genetics, there are simple steps you can take to reduce the chance of your child becoming short-sighted.
Myopia Management (also known as Myopia Control) aims to slow the progression of myopia in children through identifying risk factors, making adjustments to lifestyle, specialised contact lenses, and occasionally with specific multifocal spectacle lenses.
Myopia Management contact lenses are designed to correct your child’s vision by slowing the process of elongation and enlargement of the eyeball. There are various types of Myopia Management lenses available currently.
As soon as myopia is diagnosed, we would recommend speaking to an optometrist about the contact lenses. To be considered for MiSight then children must currently have a prescription of no higher than -6.00D with very little astigmatism.
All our Myopia Management patients are on our exclusive membership scheme, Vision+. As a member of Vision+ your child will have access to the highest level of eye care available. Other benefits include:
Our award-winning team have specialist expertise in Myopia Management and are regularly called upon to share their expertise with other optometrists. Cameron Optometry was the first practice in the area to offer Myopia Management and now has considerable expertise in this area.
At Cameron Optometry, we offer a free initial Myopia Management assessment.