There is no cure for Myopia, but there are proven methods of myopia control treatment by a qualified optometrist that can help slow down the progression of myopia in young children and adults.
Myopia is not an eye disease. It’s a refractive error that occurs when the shape of your eye causes light rays to bend (refract) incorrectly, focusing images in front of your retina instead of on your retina. When this happens, distant objects become blurry.
How Myopia Occurs.
Myopia gets worse as age advances, and when it develops from early childhood, it can increase gradually or rapidly. It tends to pass from generation to generation. The risk of nearsightedness is still higher when both the parents are nearsighted. It is recommended to start treatment as soon as the optometrists have identified that you or your child are at high risk of developing high myopia (> -6.00) in the future.
What Happens If Myopia Is Left Untreated?
Studies have shown that individuals with untreated myopia are more likely to develop cataracts. The combination of the two eye conditions means that it will be very hard for an individual to see. Cataracts cause the lens of your eye to become clouded, leading to blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and impaired night vision.
Dangers of Untreated Myopia
- Double the risk of Glaucoma
- Triple the risk of developing Cataracts
- Nine Times the risk of a Detached Retina
- Ten Times the risk of Macular Degeneration
How to Slow Down The Progression of Myopia:
Ortho-K or overnight contact lenses are the most effective optical treatment for myopia control. It is a non-surgical, safe and reversible contact lens procedure that gently reshapes the front of your eyes.
MiyoSmart lenses are innovative spectacle lenses for myopia control developed by Hoya. Cutting edge research shows that myopia progression can be controlled by providing clear vision and constant myopic defocus simultaneously.
Atropine Eye Drops
The use of Atropine diluted eyedrops of 0.05% is a topical pharmaceutical method of reducing the progression of myopia (short-sightedness). Is particularly useful for candidates who can not use contact lenses and are at risk of high myopia or pathological progressive myopia.
MiSight Contact Lenses
MiSight 1 Day is the first soft contact lens proven to slow the progression of myopia. It’s a daily disposable contact lens worn during the day only and is suitable for those who don’t feel comfortable wearing contact lenses to sleep.
We have qualified optometrists who are therapeutically endorsed & specialize in myopia control. We can help you choose a suitable myopia control treatment option. Book an appointment to discuss your options further.