what is myopia
Myopia is a common cause of correctable vision loss, with uncorrected myopia remaining the leading cause of distance vision impairment globally. The number of people affected by myopia is now increasing around the world, and is projected to affect 50% of the world population by 2050, due mainly to lifestyle factors. Myopia has also been shown to increase the risk of sight threatening complications for example, glaucoma, cataract and retinal detachment.
Early Identification of myopia
Our optometrists recognise the importance of identifying the early signs of myopia. We specialise in myopia management strategies to slow down the progression of myopia (short-sightedness) in children. With myopia rates increasing worldwide, it is crucial to manage its progression to reduce the risk of associated eye conditions and vision impairment in the future.
There is a range of myopia management options available for myopia control. Our practice specialises in prescription myopia control spectacles, focusing on proactive measures to address myopia progression.
As part of our commitment to myopia management, we provide specialised spectacles, including Essilor Stellest lenses. These lenses have demonstrated an average reduction of up to 67% in myopia progression when worn for 12 hours a day. We believe in offering the best solutions to support children’s visual health and enhance their educational journey.
It’s important to note that the choice of myopia management strategies depends on various factors, such as the child’s age, degree of myopia, eye health, and individual suitability. Regular monitoring and follow-up appointments with our optometrists specialising in myopia management are essential to assess the effectiveness of the chosen approach and make any necessary adjustments.
Scott's Opticians Thetford: Expert Eyes, Caring for You
At Scott’s Opticians Thetford, we are dedicated to providing exceptional vision care services to the community of Thetford and its surrounding areas. With a team of experienced opticians and cutting-edge technology, we prioritize your eye health and strive to enhance your visual experience.
If you have concerns about your child’s myopia or would like to explore myopia management options, we recommend scheduling a consultation. Please be aware that myopia control is not covered under the NHS. Our optometrists can provide more details during your visit.
Choose Scott’s Opticians Thetford for specialised myopia management solutions that prioritise your child’s visual health. Schedule a consultation today to take proactive steps in managing your child’s myopia progression.