At David H Myers Opticians we take pride in offering our patients the very best products to suit their optical needs. If your child is short-sighted, we may be able to slow down the progression of their myopia by up to 59%.
The last few decades have seen a steady rise in the prevalence of myopia across the globe. A growing body of evidence suggests that behavioral and lifestyle influences (education and environment) along with genetics, are contributing to the myopia ‘epidemic’. Myopia in children increases when parents are myopic and modern lifestyles may influence the development of myopia.
What causes short-sightedness?
Short-sightedness is most commonly caused by the eye growing too long. Certain factors make a child more likely to become short-sighted, such as:
- Family history of short-sightedness
- Not enough time outdoors
- Too much time focusing on nearby objects
The prevalence of myopia is projected to increase from approximately two billion people worldwide in 2010 to almost five billion people in 2050, bringing with it near- and long-term health challenges. Myopia’s link to retinal detachment and myopic macular degeneration is well established. The proportion of young people with myopia in the UK has more than doubled over the last 50 years, in those aged between 10–16 years and children are becoming myopic at a younger age.
Children as young as 8 can successfully wear contact lenses and tell us they
- Feel more competent when taking part in sport and other physical activities
- Feel better about their appearance
- Feel better about fitting in with their friends
How does MiSight myopia Control work?
Dual focus contact lenses, such as MiSight 1 day are worn during the day to correct vision and slow down the progression of short-sightedness in children. MiSight 1 day is just like a soft daily disposable contact lens but with a special optical design, proven to slow down the speed at which short-sightedness progresses.
If you would like your child to have an assessment for myopia control contact lenses why not book now for when school’s out for summer?
Why not download your free trial voucher now and book an appointment?
Your voucher entitles you to:
- Consultation lesson on how to insert and remove contact lenses
- Trial lenses (10-day trial)
- Follow up appointment
Approximate cost £32 per month based on 5 days per week wear or £45 for full-time wear
We look forward to seeing you!