Myopia Control

Myopia Control

If there is a family history of myopia and myopia is increasing year on year then there is now proven options to slow the rate of progression. High myopia is not desirable and carries with it an increased risk of a retinal detachment or glaucoma later in life. On going wear of the lenses is essential as the myopia progression can continue as before when not worn.

Contact lenses like multifocal 1 day disposables can be used to reduce blur in the side vision that has been proven in myopia progression. Please ask for a trial. This lens design has been proven to slow myopia progression by approximately 30 to 40% in comparison to single vision contact lenses or spectacles.(Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2011; 52:9362-9367)

Low Dose 0.01% Atropine drops to control myopia