In Myopia (short sightedness), the eye is longer than normal or the cornea is too steep, so that light rays come to a focus in front of the retina. Near objects are clear, but distant objects appear blurred. For the most part, this is an inconvenience – considering how frustrating it can be to be dependent on contact lenses or spectacles. In addition, eyes with a high degree of Myopia are at an increased risk of developing a serious condition like retinal detachment or glaucoma.
In the developing eyes of young children, myopia can be controlled with specialist treatments, such as with special spectacles or contact lenses. At our practices, we are actively looking at myopia management in order to offer a way of reducing or stemming the usual increase of myopia progression in children.