Eye Examinations

Myopia Management

What is Myopia?

What is Myopia?

Myopia, or short-sightedness, is a condition where the visual image comes to a focus in front of the retina, causing distant objects to become blurred.

Diagram comparing normal vision to myopic vision

Myopia typically starts in childhood & usually requires glasses or contact lenses to see the detail on a whiteboard or distant screen.

Being able to diagnose myopia early not only corrects vision but can help slow progression of myopia & preserve vision for the future.

The Myopia Epidemic

By 2050, it is predicted that half of the world population will be myopic.

Over the last few decades there has been a massive increase in myopia across the globe.

Evidence suggests that our modern lifestyle, associated behaviour and genetics are the major factors contributing to this.

Diagram showing the lifestyle and genetic causes of Myopia

What is Myopia Management & why should you be interested in Myopia Management?

What is Myopia Management?

Although there is no outright cure for short-sightedness yet, Park Vision can now offer a number of treatments that may be able to slow the progression of myopia.

These treatments can induce changes in the structure & focusing in the eye to reduce stress and fatigue associated with the development and progression of short-sightedness.

Why should you be interested in Myopia Management?

Slowing the progression of myopia may keep your child from developing high levels of short-sightedness that require the wearing of thick corrective glasses.

It may also help prevent the development of serious eye problems later in life, such as early cataracts, myopic macular degeneration, or even a detached retina.

What are the options for my child?

What are the options for my child?

At Park Vision we have always embraced the latest fashion for glasses and contact lenses for our little ParkPeople...

However we also strive to offer the very best in young patient care & myopia management is now considered the best practice for young myopes. We are now fully accredited in myopia management using glasses & contact lenses.

It is safe & convenient as they are just like wearing normal spectacle lenses!

1. Glasses

Miyosmart spectacle lens developed by Hoya using an award-winning D.I.M.S (Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments) technology to slow the progression of myopia on children.

Girl wearing Miyosmart spectacle lenses for childhood Myopia management

2. Daily Contact Lenses

Dual focus lenses such as MiSight 1 Day are worn during the day to correct vision and slow down the progression of short sightedness in Children. MiSight 1 is just like a soft daily disposable contact lens but with special optical design proven to slow down the speed at which short sightedness progresses.

Young boy holding the MiSight contact lens boxes

3. Contact Lenses worn at night - Ortho K

The orthokeratology lenses that are part of the Menicon Bloom treatment plan are called Bloom Night lenses. They help slow the progression of Myopia while also correcting vision for the day. Your child will wear the lenses while they sleep gently reshaping the outer layer of the cornea to give corrected vision during the day without the need for glasses or contact lenses.