At Zacks London eye clinic our optometrists can provide advice and treatment on myopia control.
Myopia (short sight) is increasing throughout the world affecting about one in three of the US population. A recent Swedish study found that 50% of 12 year olds are myopic, expected to rise to 70% by age 18, with over 80% in parts of Asia.
Various methods of myopia control, ‘slowing’ the progression of myopia in children have been investigated:
- Corneal reshaping contact lenses (orthokeratology) and certain bifocal soft contact lenses have presented very promising results.
- Spectacle lenses including multifocal and specially designed myopia control lenses have been shown to make very little impact.
- Medication can be extremely effective but the eye drops tested have not been approved for this use.