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Myopia Control in Children

Minimise the progression of your child’s myopia.

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Since starting myopia control three years ago, my son's prescription has barely changed

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Robert Steele

Research has recently shown that the number of myopic patients has been increasing, particularly among children. Myopia cases are growing rapidly throughout the world, with half of the population estimated to be myopic by 2050 if current trends continue.


Several factors seem to be contributing to this phenomenon, including increased exposure to digital devices and less time spent outdoors.


Myopia Control has now become a standard practice in order to slow down the progression of myopia in children. This has become possible thanks to advanced technology spectacle lenses, such as HOYA MiyoSmart, and special contact lenses for children, such as Coopervision’s Misight 1 Day.


At John High Opticians, our optometrists can provide advice on Myopia Control for your child and the best options for treatment. 

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What is myopia?


Also known as shortsightedness or nearsightedness, myopia is the most common ocular condition and refers to the inability to distant objects clearly. To the myopic eye, objects in the distance appear blurred, while close objects appear normal.


This is because, in a myopic eye, light rays focus in front of, instead of on, the retina. The underlying mechanism involves abnormal elongation of the eyeball.


Myopia is measured in negative numbers and is classified into mild myopia (from -0.25 to -2.75), moderate myopia (from -3.00 to -5.00) and high myopia (greater than -5.00).


The long-term complications of myopia are often underestimated. Myopia can significantly increase the risks of cataract, glaucoma, retinal detachment and macular degeneration. The higher the level of myopia the greater the risk of developing these conditions. 


Myopia Control can therefore significantly reduce such risk.


Myopia Control at John High Opticians


Detecting myopia early is crucial for effective treatment, this is why parents should book regular eye tests  for their children. Several options are available for myopia management, depending on your child’s age, prescription, lifestyle, and other important factors. 


Our optometrists will be able to find the most suitable solution to treat your child’s myopia. 
Myopia control at John High Opticians and Audiologists includes the options below.
Myopia Control with HOYA MiyoSmart lenses.


Surely myopia can be corrected with standard prescription glasses. However, regular glasses for myopia do not curb its progression. HOYA MiyoSmart lenses are revolutionary lenses designed for both vision correction and myopia management in children. 


MiyoSmart lenses use cutting edge D.I.M.S (Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segment) technology to help manage the development of myopia. They are clinically proven to be an effective solution to slow down the progression of myopia by an average of 60% compared to normal single vision lenses.


Other MiyoSmart features include EyeShield for effective protection of your child’s eyes thanks to their highly resistant material (polycarbonate) and water-repellent, anti-reflective coating.
Watch the video below to learn about MiyoSmart special technology.

To find out whether HOYA MiyoSmart lenses would be suitable for your child, please speak to us.

Contact Lenses for Myopia Control:

 

MiSight® 1 Day are contact lenses for children specifically designed by CooperVision for Myopia Control. These contact lenses not only correct short-sightedness, but they’re also the first soft contact lenses proven to significantly reduce the progression of myopia in children by 59% on average.

 

MiSight® 1 Day is just like any soft daily disposable contact lens but with a special optical design, proven over a 3 year clinical trial, to slow down the speed at which short-sightedness progresses.

 

According to CooperVision clinical studies on MiSight 1 Day, children as young as 8 years were able to handle their lenses confidently soon after initial fitting, while 100% of parents said their children were happy with the experience of wearing contact lenses, including comfort, vision, ease of use and freedom from spectacles.

 

*To find out whether your child could benefit from MiSight® 1 Day contact lenses, please get in touch with our experts. 

 

Questions and Appointments

 

For more information about myopia management and for appointment booking, please get in touch with your local branch or book online.

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