Are you tired of constantly updating your child's glasses prescription as their myopia (short-sightedness) increases at every examination? Are you worried about the long-term consequences of high myopia, such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataracts? At Crofton Park Opticians we understand the concerns that come with myopia progression and we're here to help with our myopia management programme.
Myopia control involves a range of techniques and treatments designed to slow down the progression of myopia in children and teenagers. Research has shown that myopia control can significantly reduce the risk of developing high myopia, which is associated with an increased risk of vision-threatening conditions later in life.
Crofton Park Opticians offers a Myopia Management programme with several myopia control options, including MiYoSmart spectacle lenses, Orthokeratology (Ortho-K), and centre distance contact lenses. These treatments effectively slow down myopia progression by up to 60%.
But myopia control isn't just about treatments and glasses. Spending time outdoors has also been shown to reduce the risk of myopia progression. That's why we recommend the 30-30 rule – for every 30 minutes of near work, take a 30-second break to look at something 30 feet away. This simple rule can help reduce eye strain and fatigue, and encourage children to spend more time outdoors.
We believe in taking a proactive approach to myopia control. We work closely with each patient and their family to develop a personalised myopia control plan that fits their unique needs and lifestyle. Regular eye exams and axial length measurements are also highly recommended in monitoring the progression of myopia and the effectiveness of treatment.
Don't wait until your child's myopia has worsened – take control of their vision health today with our myopia control services. Contact us to schedule a consultation and start the journey towards better vision and eye health.
For more information on myopia management treatment, talk to one of out clinical staff