WHAT IS MYOPIA?
Myopia (short- or near-sightedness) affects many school-aged children and is fast becoming a major public health issue of our time. It is estimated that the current number of 2 billion
people (2010) with the condition will grow to a staggering 2.6 billion by 2020 and 4.8 billion by 2050. The onset of myopia at an early age brings with it the likelihood of life-long
eye care, there is a significantly increased risk of serious ocular health problems with high myopia, which can lead to vision loss and blindness. Wonder the risk of myopia for your
child? Use this calculator to see the possible outcome.
HOW DO WE TREAT MYOPIA?
Overnight Orthokeratology Lenses - Overnight retainers help to gently reshape the eye so that the wearer can see without correction (glasses or soft contact lenses) during the daytime. Orthokeratology lenses also help to slow the progression of myopia and reduce risk of ocular pathology!
Soft Daytime Contact Lenses - Daily use of daytime multifocal contact lenses helps correct vision during wear as well as slow the progression of myopia.
Low-Dose Atropine Drops - In low doses (0.01 - 0.05%), atropine drops can slow the progression of myopia by approximately 50% if inserted into the eye(s) nightly, as per the Doctors' recommendations.
MYOPIA MANAGEMENT EXAM
During the initial myopia management exam, our Doctors and staff will perform various tests to assess vision and other physical aspects of the eyes (including topographical imaging and axial length scans). Based on the clinical findings, the Doctor will recommend the best option for you or your child.