Myopia Management

Prevalence of myopia (short sight) is a global problem. By 2050, it is predicted that half the world’s population will have myopia, a fifth of whom will be at high risk of sight threatening ocular pathology as a result.In the UK, the prevalence of myopia in children aged between 10-16 years has more than doubled over the last 50 years, and children are becoming myopic at a younger age. Children with parents with myopia are more likely to be myopic than those without.

The purpose of myopia management is to attempt to slow the progression of myopia.

There are various options for managing myopia, these include:

  • Soft contact lenses designed for myopia management.
  • Special spectacle lenses
  • Orthokeratology

We currently offer the fitting of soft contact lenses and a special spectacle lens called MiyoSmart to aid in myopia management. We do not offer orthokeratology however we can provide you with details of other practitioners who offer this service.

For more information then please contact our practice and we can discuss the various options with you.

What you can do: Remember the phrase 30:30 OUT. This means take a break from close work every 30 minutes, read at a distance of more than 30cm, spend time outside everyday. These actions can also help to reduce the rate of myopic progression.

Useful links:

https://www.hoyavision.com/uk/discover-products/for-spectacle-wearers/special-lenses/spectacle-wearer-myopia-management/

https://global.vtivision.com/practitioner/products/multifocal-myopia/

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