Myopia (Near-Sightedness) epidemic is here!
Myopia, also called nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is the eye condition where objects nearby or a short distance away are clear but objects that are far away are blurred. It is caused by the eye being slightly too long. Some children (and adult) eyes develop myopia and the percentage of people who develop it is increasing sharply. Myopia is getting worse around the world, even to the point of being called an epidemic by some. It has become an issue of monumental importance affecting over a billion people around the world and it is getting worse.
Research is showing that that there are methods to slow or prevent the progression of myopia, but the actions work best when the child is younger. Myopic changes are generally permanent; they don't get better with treatment. Treatment should therefore be designed to prevent the development and progression and to do that requires eye examinations to start at a young age, approximately five years old for yearly exams. There are no guarantees that any specific treatment will work for an individual person but the lack of early care prevents any potential benefit from starting early.
We are passionate about managing Myopia (Near-Sightedness) in children with special soft contact lenses which will likely slow down the myopia progression by 59%. Slowing myopic progression can significantly reduce the risk of myopia – related complications such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, cataracts and myopic maculopathy. Please visit us today and book your child’s consultation to discuss the treatment and management plan.