What Is Myopia
Myopia (nearsightedness) is a common vision condition in which you can see objects near to you clearly, but far-away objects are blurry. It occurs when your eye bends light rays incorrectly, causing images to focus in front of your retina, instead of on your retina.
THE MYOPIA PANDEMIC
Uncorrected Myopia is the leading cause of visual impairment worldwide, affecting an estimated 1.89 billion of the global population.
The World Health Organization has reported that the myopic population is expected to increase to 4.76 billion people by 2050 (over 50% of the world population).
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Myopia management uses different treatment options to reduce the rate that your child’s nearsightedness (Myopia) grows.
Myopia is associated with an increased risk of developing retinal detachment, glaucoma, cataract, optic neuropathy, myopic macular degeneration (8). If your child's prescription can be reduced, this can significantly reduce their risk. For example, a -1.00 D reduction in myopia means 40% reduced risk of myopic maculopathy and 20% reduced risk of visual impairment (9,4).
Research shows that age is the most important factor related to progression - the younger the child, the faster the progression of myopia (7). The majority of children with myopia will progress, which suggests that all children should be offered the option of myopia management (4).
-1.00 D Reduction
in Myopia means:
Reduced risk of
Reduced risk of
Uniquely designed gas-permeable contact lens
Worn nightly while sleeping & removed in the morning.
Temporarily molds the shape of the cornea to alter its refractive properties
Effective at reducing the progression of myopia.
Instilled nightly in both eyes. Glasses are worn during the day.
Special glasses designed to reduce Myopia progression
Miyokids & Myosmart are two brands designed for Myopia Management
WHAT CAN WE DO
Book now to find out which Myopia Management options are right for your child.