Myopia Clinic

Managing your child’s prescription as they grow

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What is Myopia?

Myopia occurs when the eye grows too long. As a result, objects are focussed in front of the retina, and objects in the distance appear blurry. It is the eye growing too long that increases the risk of eye conditions later in life.

What is Myopia Control?

Myopia control is a relatively new field backed up by solid clinical research that allows us to slow down a child’s prescription as they grow. There are numerous methods to choose from, our goal is to help you decide which one(s) would be most appropriate for your child.

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Why Try to Control Myopia?

Myopia increases the risk of serious sight-threatening complications

Eye Disease-2.00 D-4.00 D-6.00 D
Myopic Maculopathy2.2 X Higher9.7 X Higher40.6 X Higher
Retinal Detachment3.1 X Higher9.0 X Higher21.5 X Higher
Cataracts1.6 X Higher3.2 X Higher5.4 X Higher
Glaucoma1.7 X Higher2.5 X Higher2.5 X Higher

Personalized Myopia Management Options

Choosing the right therapy for your child will depend on factors such as lifestyle, age, maturity and parental myopia. The team at Abbey Eye Care will help guide you towards the best option for your child.

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Lifestyle Options

Lifestyle modifications play a crucial role in all myopia management plans. For example, growing evidence supports that more time spent outdoors may slow down the progression of myopia1

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Myopia Management services provided by Abby Eye Care

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