Childhood short-sightedness, or myopia, is most commonly caused by axial elongation, when the eyeball grows too long front to back, and is a progressive condition. Myopia can lead to more serious eye conditions in adult years if it’s progression is left untreated.
TREATMENT FOR MYOPIA
At Classic Eyes we can prescribe several methods of treatment for Myopia progression, contact lenses or Spectacle lenses.
Ortho-K overnight contact lenses correct your vision whilst you’re sleeping, Numerous studies on myopia (short-sightedness) and ortho-k have indicated that these lenses can dramatically slow, even stop, the progression of short-sightedness in children. Parents are often faced with fees for frames, replacement specs and spares, none of which are cheap. Because a child only wears ortho-k lenses when they are indoors, and in bed, there is less likelihood of damage and loss.
We are also able to prescribe myopia control in the form of a spectacle lens, please consult with one of our clinicians who will be best to advise on the suitability for your child.