Myopia is sometimes known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness. Distance vision is obscured when the focal point is in front of rather than on the retina. The blurrier the eyesight grows the further the focus point is from the retina. This is particularly important for children, whose education and leisure activities, such as sports, may be jeopardised.
What is Myopia?
Myopia Correction Versus Myopia Management
You may be wondering what the difference is. Myopia correction is a frequent treatment approach for myopia. Simply said, spectacles or contact lenses are prescribed to push the focal point onto the retina, producing a focused image. Myopia, on the other hand, worsens with age, until late adolescence or early adulthood. This occurs at a particularly rapid rate between the ages of 8 and 15.
Are There Other Options?
In the next year or two, more products in this category will be published. MiSight is the first treatment for myopia progression to be authorised by the FDA. Orthokeratology, or OrthoK, is a tried-and-true way of delaying the progression of myopia (Sankaridurg 2017). This is a hard contact lens that should be used at night and taken out during the day. As a result, without the use of spectacles or contact lenses, the patient will be able to see perfectly. This is also excellent for people who need to remove their spectacles or contact lenses due to their active lifestyle. This procedure is also reversible, which appeals to a large number of people. Despite the fact that it has been shown to be effective, this is an off-license use for children with the goal of treating myopia. In our Emsworth practise, OrthoK has been available since 2020. Keep and find out more!
How Can We Help You?
MiSight is made of a soft daily disposable material that provides optimal sterility, comfort, and convenience of use, particularly for children. By combining our maximum attention, we will ensure that the fitting and aftercare process goes as easily as possible.
MiSight can only be fitted by qualified practitioners in specific fields. Our licenced optometrist, Mr Seer Hor, is certified to fit MiSight in Emsworth and is happy to advise children on their suitability. Please call Emsworth Practice and mention MiSight when making an appointment. For the best results, an up-to-date eye examination is recommended before to the MiSight fitting.