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What is Myopia?

 - Myopia is the inability to see things that are far away.  We also call this short-sightedness.

Who does it affect?

- It is claimed that 50% of the world's population is likely to be myopic by 2050.

Why is it a problem?

 -  Myopia can cause a number of sight-threatening conditions in later life 

Am I at risk?

- If one or both parents are short-sighted, there is a higher risk that their children are affected.

What can I do?

- Get your child's eyes checked by our experienced Optometrists. Early diagnosis is essential.

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Myopia Control Lenses

Myopia Control lenses can't cure Myopia, but they help to slow its natural progression.  Research has shown that compared to standard single vision lenses, Myopia Control lenses slow the rate of Myopia by 67%.  This will help reduce the higher risk of complications later in life, eg cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, macular atrophy and blindness.

Onset occurs between 6 and 13 years of age and the earlier it is detected, the better outcome. Children in England are entitled to an NHS eye exam every year and it is advisable to bring them for regular testing as soon as they are school-age  (we are able to test younger children if required.) 

If Myopia is diagnosed, please ask about our Myopia Control lenses. We are specialist suppliers of spectacle lenses as well as contact lenses. 

High-minus lenses (for very short-sighted people) can be very costly, so early management may well help to save money in the long-term, but more importantly, will result in a lower risk of complications. 

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