What is Myopia?
Myopia (short-sightedness) is when a child can see things close-up but needs glasses to see better in the distance. By 2050 it is estimated that half the world’s population will be short-sighted, with up to one-fifth at significantly increased risk of blindness if the current trends continue. Myopia progression, if not controlled, can affect a child’s education as they will struggle to read the classroom whiteboard.
How to control myopia progression
Here at OVC, we are proud to offer not one but two methods of controlling myopia progression. Using either of these methods means that your child is less likely to develop myopia-related eye conditions and reduce their dependency on spectacles.
MiSight contact lenses from Coopervision consist of a specialist optical design which may help slow down the speed at which myopia progresses. The research carried out during the trial stage of these contact lenses found that 41% of children who wore MiSight contact lenses had NO significant change in prescription during the three-year period compared to only 4% of those who did not.
Stellest is a spectacle lens from Essilor designed for children with myopia (short-sightedness) made of a cutting-edge constellation of 1021 invisible lenslets. Thanks to the H.A.L.T technology, Essilor® Stellest™ lenses slow down myopia progression by 67% on average, compared to single vision lenses when worn 12 hours a day.
If you are concerned that your child may have myopia or would like to learn more about myopia control products, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0118 981 0267.