Myopia also known as short sightedness is a term used to describe the symptoms of being able to see up close but not far away.
Myopia can be slow progressing or rapid progressing in kids.
Treatment of myopia usually involves glasses or contact lenses to acquire clear vision.
Progressive myopia can be slowed down using Orthokeratology which is a contact lens shown to slow myopia.
This specific type of lens is worn at night while you are asleep. When you take it off int he morning, it moulds the eye in a particular shape that allows you to see without your glasses.
Other methods to slow myopia are: multi-focal glasses, multi-focal soft contact lenses and atropine eye drops.
Book in with us to have your eyes assessed today!
Myopia explained by Dr. Allen (Optometrist)