Myopia Management

What is Myopia?

Myopia, also known as ‘short-sightedness’ or ‘near-sightedness’, causes people to have difficulty seeing distant objects clearly. It is estimated that half the world’s population will be myopic by 2050. In addition to causing people to need corrective lenses, being myopic increases the risk of developing glaucoma, cataract and retinal detachment.

While myopia cannot be reversed once it has occurred, research has shown that various therapies can substantially reduce its progression.

Myopia has a genetic predisposition but is also influenced by lifestyle and environment.

Recent studies have shown that time outdoors in some outdoor sport or leisure activity has a strong protective effect against myopia (it was recommended that one hour per day be spent outdoors).

Management of Myopia

At Eyestyle we can create a personalized myopia control programme utilizing the latest evidence-based research. Examples of treatment options include:

  • Atropine eye drops
  • Myopia control spectacle lenses
  • Progressive/multifocal spectacle lenses
  • Progressive/multifocal contact lenses

Early intervention is critical to limiting myopia effect on your child’s sight so contact us for an appointment to discuss how we can help.

At Eyestyle we have built our reputation on providing you with industry leading eyecare.

Where you can find us….

Eastridge

Shop 23, Eastridge Shopping Centre
215 Kepa Road, Mission Bay
Auckland

09 521 1001
[email protected]

Monday-Saturday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Milford

Shop 121, Milford Shopping Centre
24 Milford Road, Milford North Shore
Auckland

09 489 3370
[email protected]

Monday-Saturday: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Sunday: 10.00am – 5.00pm