Myopia Control Wimbledon
Myopia also known as short-sightedness, occurs when either the eye grows too long or the cornea at the front of the eye is too steeply curved. Short sightedness is the inability to see distant objects clearly. This means that when you look at a distance object the light coming from it is focused in front of your retina and the object appears blurred. Short-sightedness has a tendency to escalate with age, especially where there is a strong family connection and in those of Asian ethnicity.
Journey To A Clearer Future
“Myopia control” is the term used for specific treatments used to control myopia. At our practice, our optometrists offer these treatments by different approaches. The optometrist will discuss all the options and advise the best treatment method suited to the individual need.
- Multi focal spectacles – have shown to reduce the progression of myopia, but at a slower rate than multi focal contact lenses.
- Multi focal contact lenses – these can help slow down the progression of myopia by reducing the amount of blur on the peripheral retina. A recent two year study showed, short-sighted children wearing multifocal contact lenses on a daily basis had their myopia reduced by 50% in comparison to short-sighted children wearing normal soft lenses on a daily basis.
- Orthokeratology – this is wearing gas permeable contact lenses overnight that reshape the cornea to reduce refractive error such as myopia.
People with myopia have an increased chance of developing serious eye conditions, such as glaucoma and retinal detachment in later life. The higher the myopia the greater the risk.
How do MiSight work?
Myopia causes the vison to be out of focus. Light entering the eye is out of focus as it falls on the retina. The signals in the eye react by encouraging the eye to grow longer hence encouraging myopia.
MiSight have a dual-focus lens design which means they have concentric rings within the contact lens. These rings have different focal lengths so the light reaching the retina has a different defocus, alternating between distance correction and treatment. When wearing MiSight lenses, these rings create an increased power surrounding the central vision that the eye interprets it as a “stop signal” for further growth and at the same time allows distance objects to be seen clearly and in focus. It is this process suppressing the increase of myopia safely without applying mechanical forces to the eyes. For Myopia control in Wimbledon, contact us today.
What research and evidence is there about the effect of Misight lenses?
Many studies by Cooper vision have proven to slow the progression of myopia using Misight lenses.
Click on the links below for case studies