da rin optometrist myopia clinic
Myopia, commonly known as short sightedness, is characterised by an eye that has become elongated and consequently light from far objects passing through the eye is focused in front of the retina instead of on its surface. Usually myopia begins to develop in childhood and may become worse over the following years. More than just an inconvenience, myopia is a risk factor for a wide range of ocular diseases and without appropriate intervention is forecast to become a major public health concern due to its increasing incidence worldwide.
The cause of myopia has been widely researched in recent years and there is still much to learn, however, there are a number of myopia control strategies that have shown efficacy in slowing progression. These include Essilor Stellest spectacle lenses, orthokeratology (rigid contact lenses), MiSight soft daily disposable contact lenses and Atropine eye drops.
Myopia prevention strategies can help to reduce the progression of shortsightedness and consequently reduce the risk of later complications. A part of the examination is an axial length measurement of the eyes with the Haag Streit Lenstar, regularly performed measurements provide comprehensive data, tracking the progression of myopia. The data helps the optometrist, in addition to genetic and environmental influences, with advising the best form of treatment.
Please phone us to make an appointment and start the conversation about how we can best manage your myopia.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is myopia?
How can I tell if I am short-sighted?
How can I tell if my child is short-sighted?
A complete eye test is the only sure way of determining whether your child’s vision is normal. Some clues to myopia in a child are:
- screwing up eyes to see distant objects
- difficulty reading the blackboard at school
- poor posture while reading
- lack of interest in playing outdoor games.
What causes myopia?
Can myopia be cured?
Can myopia be prevented?
How common is myopia?
It is a very common condition. About 22 per cent of the population is short-sighted. Usually myopia begins to develop in teenage years and it may get worse over the following few years.