The technical term for shortsightedness is myopia. And if you are shortsighted, you know all about myopia. The ever changing prescriptions, the need for glasses full time, the cost of those thinner light weight lenses that makes your glasses more expensive than normal.
But you may not know that myopia has many serious consequences on your overall eye health. It can increase your risk of...
👓 myopic macular degeneration
👓 retinal detachments
Attempts to control or slow down myopia by optometrists has in the past involved basic solutions. Often there was very little evidence to show how well these methods actually worked. In the last few years, research has focused on myopia and how we can better control it in our younger patients and reduce their risk factors of those condition listed above.
At Valarie Jerome Optometrists, we have accreditation to fit not only the MiSight contact lenses for myopia control but have now received accreditation to fit our patients with MiyoSmart spectacle lenses.
It's not just about vanity or keeping your kids prescription lenses less thick, it is about reducing their risk of sight threatening condition so they will lead a long life with great vision.
And remember to reduce your child's risk of developing myopia make sure to alway encourage your child to
👓 play outdoors as much as possible
👓 limit screen time
👓 take frequent breaks with close work
If you are wondering if either one of these treatments for your child's myopia is right for them, please book in for a complimentary consultation and more information.
Give us a ring on 01635 528844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Dr Valarie Jerome
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