What is Myopia?
Myopia is another term for shortsightedness. Unfortunately there has been an increase in levels of myopia , particularly among school age children.
As levels of myopia increase the level of ocular disease linked to this also increases (macula degeneration/retinal detachment)
What makes Myopia worse?
A combination of genetics (especially if both parents are myopic), not enough outdoor play and too much close work without regular breaks. We also now understand the feedback loop that further increases myopia when children wear a conventional correction (glasses/contacts) .
How do MiYOSMART lenses help?
Studies have shown that interrupting that feedback loop can slow down axial length changes which increase myopia. In a nutshell the lenses blur the peripheral vision and this slows myopia progression.
How much does this cost?
£240 when used in conjunction with your NHS optical voucher (although we hope the NHS will contribute more towards this in the future). If the prescription increases by more than 0.5D in a 1 year period we will make one free set of lenses for you. (terms and conditions apply)
What age is this for ?
There is no age restriction but most patients experience increases in myopia between the age of 4 and 18.