Myopia Control

Can you cure my childs short sightedness?

No matter what you hear, there isn’t a cure for myopia. There is no scientific evidence that it can be reversed by any treatment but we can now slow down the rate of progression.
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Can you cure my childs short sightedness?

No matter what you hear, there isn’t a cure for myopia. There is no scientific evidence that it can be reversed by any treatment but we can now slow down the rate of progression.

Contact lenses

Special contact lenses that your child sleeps in, molds the cornea to correct their vision so they don’t need to wear any spectacles during the day.

What Is Ortho-K?

In Orthokeratology a bespoke designed hard gas permeable contact lenses is fitted that you wear whilst you sleep. Overnight, the lenses slowly mold the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye, until the power of the eye is corrected so when you wake up you can see clearly and no longer need to wear the lenses during the day. 

Ortho-k lenses are prescribed for two purposes:

  • To correct refractive errors such as myopia (also known as nearsightedness) as well as astigmatism and hyperopia). In some cases, ortho-k also is used to correct presbyopia.
  • Myopia Control – Ortho K has been shown to slow the progression of myopia in childhood. This can mean that the lifelong risk of sight threatening disease such as retinal detachment is much lower. 

Ortho-k lenses are also known as “corneal reshaping contact lenses” or “overnight contact lenses to correct or control myopia.”

Myopia Control