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Would you like to slow down the progression of myopia in your child?

Myopia Management

Myopia, sometimes called short-sightedness, is a growing concern. For people with myopia, distant objects appear blurry. The prevalence of myopia in children aged between 10-16 years has more than doubled over the last 50 years and around 1 in 3 people in the UK are affected. By 2050 it is estimated that 50% of the world’s population will be myopic, a fifth of whom will be at high risk of developing sight-threatening conditions such as glaucoma, retinal detachment and myopic maculopathy as a result.

Spending time outdoors, at least 90 minutes a day, and taking regular breaks from screen time may slow down myopia progression. As research and innovation continues, we are proud to offer the latest in Myopia control solutions, which each aim to slow the progression of Myopia. These different solutions include both contact lens and spectacle lens formats so your child can choose which is preferable for them.

How can we help?

Soft contact lenses

We can offer treatments including Misight daily disposable contact lenses to be worn a minimum of six days a week. These have been proven to slow down myopia by up to 59%.


Orthokeratology or Ortho-K contact lenses are worn overnight to gently reshape the surface of the front of the eye (cornea). They are removed in the morning to give crisp, spectacle and contact lens free vision all day which can be especially useful for those doing active sports, particularly contact and water sports.

Spectacle lenses

Traditional spectacle lenses can correct myopia, however, they don’t stop its progression or the extent of myopia. Using the latest lens design technology, there are now specialist spectacle lenses which could reduce the progression of myopia in children. Studies have shown that some spectacle lenses have proven to slow myopia progression in children on average by 60%. We are pleased to be able to offer a selection of spectacle lenses including Mycon, Miyosmart and Stellest.





Additional Online Resources

Here are a few more resources to help you understand what myopia is, what you need to know about it and how it can affect your child’s eyes.

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