Myopia Control Through Treatment & Management
Myopia, or “nearsightedness”, is a refractive error that impairs distance vision. Myopic patients experience reduced acuity in their far range of vision. This affects tasks like driving, reading signs, or learning in a classroom setting. Myopia does not affect close-up vision.
We Can Help Stabilise Your Child’s Vision
Myopia control is very beneficial to children, as it keeps the condition from getting worse as they age. The experienced opticians at Peninsula Lifetime Eyecare Centre have worked with parents and their children to reduce the impact myopia has on their lives.
Is Myopia Control a “Cure” for Myopia?
Myopia control does not cure myopia; it simply slows down the progression of a patient’s myopia. Myopia control should be seen as a method to positively influence myopia and help stabilise a child’s eyesight as they mature into an adult. This also brings the added eye health benefit of reducing the complications seen from cases of high myopia.
What About Adults?
Myopia generally develops when we are young, progressing through adolescence into adulthood. Because of this, most research centres on children and so the effectiveness of myopia control in adults is relatively unknown. At this time, we do not recommend myopia control for adults due to the lack of data to speaking to its effectiveness.