Myopia is an eye condition more commonly known as short-sightedness. For people with myopia, distant objects appear blurry. Around 1 in 3 people in the UK are affected by myopia.
If your child is becoming short sighted, they may notice that distant objects start to look out of focus. For example, the TV screen might appear blurry, or your child might struggle to see the board clearly in school.
There are a range of specially designed products available which research shows could help with the development or progression of myopia, including spectacle and contact lenses.
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In the UK, the prevalence of myopia in children aged between 10-16 years old has more than doubled over the last 50 years.
By 2050 it is estimated that 50% of the worlds population will be short-sighted, a fifth of whom will be at high risk of sight-threatening conditions as a result.1
We can slow down myopia progression on average by 60% and halt progression by 21.5%.2 By slowing down the progression of myopia and its associated eyesight deterioration, children can enjoy their lives more by seeing clearly.
1. Holden BA, Fricke TR, Wilson DA, Jong M, Naidoo KS, Sankaridurg P, Wong TY, Naduvilath TJ, Resnikoff S, Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050, Ophthalmology, May 2016,123(5), 1036-1042. Holden BA, Fricke TR, Wilson DA Jong M,. Naidoo KS, Sankaridurg P, Wong TY, Naduvilath TJ, Resnikoff S, Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050, Ophthalmology, May 2016,123(5), 1036-1042
2. Lam CSY, Tang WC, Tse, Lee RPK, Chun RKM, Hasegawa K, Qi H, Hatanaka T, To CH. Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (D.I.M.S) spectacle lenses slow myopia progression: a 2-year randomised clinical trial. British Journal of Opthalmology, Published online first: 29th May 2019. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2018-313739
A safe, easy to use and effective method to manage myopia. MiYOSMART lenses work to slow the progression of myopia on average by 60%.2
As part of our Myopia Management Clinic there is a one off payment for the first set of MiYOSMART lenses, then monthly payments mean your child receives a new pair of lenses every year, this also includes 6 monthly consultations with their Optometrist and support materials throughout the year.
We offer MiSight contact lenses as part of our Contact Lens Care Plan, these lenses also work to slow the progression of myopia while giving your child the freedom of not wearing glasses. MiSight is a daily disposable lens created especially for children.