Let’s manage Myopia Together

Children, Myopia

Let’s manage Myopia Together

In recent years, there’s been a concerning rise in the prevalence of short-sightedness, medically known as Myopia, among children. While there is no cure for Myopia, it is possible to slow it down or stop it from getting worse. With half term coming up, now’s the perfect time to book an eye test for your children to detect any onset of the condition.

What exactly is Myopia?

Myopia is a condition where distant objects appear blurry while close objects remain clear.

How is Myopia detected?

The best way to check if your child has Myopia is to book an eye test, especially if they’re complaining of symptoms like blurred vision, headaches, or eye strain. Our trained optometrists and opticians will be able to advise you on the best treatment if Myopia is present.

Why is Myopia control important?

If left untreated, Myopia can start to affect your child’s quality of life by making it difficult to see things at a distance, and it could lead to more serious eye problems down the line. Myopia may affect their academic performance, hinder their ability to participate in sports and physical activities, and even cause discomfort due to eyestrain and headaches.

However, the consequences of Myopia extend beyond childhood and adolescence, posing potential risks to their vision and eye health in the future. Myopia control is becoming increasingly important to prevent the onset of ‘High Myopia’, which can lead to a greater risk of developing more serious eye conditions.

How can we manage Myopia?

MiYOSMART lenses

At Eye Emporium, we offer Hoya’s MiYOSMART lenses - innovative spectacle lenses for myopia management. Beyond correcting a child’s vision, a six-year follow up clinical study shows that MiYOSMART spectacle lenses work by slowing down myopia progression on average by 60% and in 21.5% of cases no myopia progression was observed, going a long way toward protecting your child’s vision and wellbeing in the long-term.

Lifestyle Changes

Spending time outdoors and reducing screen time has been shown to reduce the risk of children developing Myopia and may also slow down its progression.

If you think your child is experiencing problems with their vision or just want them to have a check-up, book an appointment with one of our experienced opticians in London.

You can read more about Hoya’s MiYOSMART spectable lenses here.

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