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Bankstown - (02) 9790 5343
Broadway - (02) 9211 6635
Chullora - (02) 9642 7799
Hillsdale - (02) 9311 4600
Roselands - (02) 9740 4675
Kareela - (02) 9528 2041
Myopia (or short-sightedness) is a progressive condition, which means in most cases it will get worse. So it’s not surprising if your child’s prescription has continued to increase over the years.
A common question asked by parents: ‘Will glasses make my child’s eyes worse?’ The sad reality is they were getting worse without wearing glasses anyway!
Wearing glasses won’t make their eyes worse, but it won’t do much to slow down myopia. In fact research says it has only a measly 0-5% effect on myopia.
“The rise of myopia in kids is very concerning. Myopia is a phenomenon that is happening to more and more children and the most common solution is to wear glasses or contact lenses. Glasses and contact lenses can help make vision clearer, but they can’t slow down or stop myopia from getting worse. Without resorting to refractive surgery—which is not an option for children anyway—there really isn’t a permanent way to correct myopia. Our optometrists can help you control and manage your child’s myopia to prevent further visual deterioration.”
Dr Soojin Nam
Behavioural Optometry Practitioner
We know that normal glasses are the least effective way to slow down myopia progression.
We know that children with high myopia are at increased risk of developing retinal detachment, cataracts, glaucoma and blindness in the future.
We’ll take the time to answer all your questions about myopia and talk about your options.
We’ll monitor how much and how fast your child’s eyes are changing and tailor-fit our care so you’ll get the best possible outcome.
Little guide, big on information! Know how you can slow down or stop myopia progression. Prepared by your local Sydney optometrists.
Ortho-K is a non-invasive way to combat the progression of myopia in children and the effect is from 60-70%.
Multifocal Contact Lenses have been shown to be effective at slowing down myopia to 30%.
An easy option, these lenses are worn during the day for clear vision for both objects far away and near.
Multifocal Contact Lenses
Bifocal and Multifocal Spectacle Lenses
Atropine Eye Drops
Atropine (an eye drop used daily) has been found to reduce the progression of myopia generally between 60-70%.
We know how important time spent outdoors is in helping preventing myopia.
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