Based on extensive current research, we are delighted to offer the following Myopia Control / Management options for children at risk of progressively deteriorating myopia;
1. MiyoSmart spectacle lenses
These revolutionary lenses were developed in Asia and launched within Europe in February 2021.They use D.I.M.S. technology which can effectively manage myopia. The lenses work by simultaneously providing clear vision to the central retina and myopic defocus to the peripheral retina. In case studies children wearing these lenses had myopia progression reduced by an average of 52%.
2. MiSight daily disposable contact lenses
MiSight Daily disposable contact lenses use dual focus ActivControl Technology to slow the progression of myopia in children by on average 59%. Four alternate rings of power are used to correct existing myopia and to create myopic defocus over the entire retina.
What is Myopia?
Having Myopia or being short-sighted means that without correction (either spectacles or contact lenses) you can’t see clearly in the distance. The higher the prescription the closer things have to be in order to see them clearly.
There are problems associated with higher levels of Myopia including retinal detachment, myopic macular degeneration, cataract and glaucoma.
What causes Myopia?
We see objects clearly when the rays of light from an object in the distance come to a focused point on the retina (the back of the eye). Myopia occurs when the rays are focused in front of the retina. The cause of this is either a cornea (front of the eye) that is too steeply curved or, more commonly, an eyeball that is too long, or a combination of the two.
The progression of myopia is due to the continual axial length growth of the eye until the patient’s eye stops growing between late teens and early twenties.
Risks of a Child becoming Myopic:
1. If one parent is myopic, the child is 3 times more likely to be myopic
2. If both parents are myopic, the child is 6 times more likely to be myopic
3. Spending little time outdoors.
Spending more time outdoors can reduce the risk of developing myopia by 50% due to the effect of natural daylight. Spending less than 1.5 hours per day outdoors is regarded a low amount of outdoor time, 1.5 to 2.5 hours is a moderate amount of time, and more than 2.5 hours is a high amount.
4. Excessive time spent indoors on near tasks
Excessive time spent indoors on near tasks (for example tablet use, reading, jigsaws) increases the risk of developing myopia. With near work in leisure time, we regard less than 1.5 hrs as a low amount of near work, 1.5 to 2.5 hrs as a moderate amount and more than 2.5 hrs as a high amount.
What is Myopia Management?
By Myopia management we do not mean that the child will not become more myopic, but the rate of progression will be reduced, by up to 52%.
Based on extensive current research, what is needed is a lens which focuses light on the central retina for good vision while keeping peripheral light rays in front of the peripheral retina in order to avoid the stimulation of eye growth which causes myopia progression.
When your child’s vision is stable for 2 years or more we can revert back to straight forward glasses and/ or contact lenses.
Miyosmart spectacle lenses: €325
MiSight daily disposable contact lenses 90 pairs €185