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Myopia Management

Myopia is a refractive error that impairs vision at a distance. When your eye's surface is too steep or your eye is too long, your lens focuses light in front of rather than on your retina, resulting in hazy distance vision. Although this refractive error may be rectified with glasses or contact lenses, if myopia is not managed, it will worsen with time, leading to an increased risk of developing a higher prescription as well as other complications.

After years of rigorous research on myopia control, various management options are now available to us in the fight against myopia. These include changing habits such as the amount of time spent on near tasks, numerous types of specialised glasses & contact lenses , as well as prescription eye drops.

Optometrists at Clear Vision Optical always take evidence-based treatment approaches when managing myopia.

Myopia Treatment Dallas

What is Myopia?

Myopia is a vision condition that causes objects at a distance to appear blurry and out of focus. Objects nearer to the individual are typically clear, although it is possible to have myopia in addition to other vision conditions. Myopia occurs when light rays focus in front of the retina instead of on it. Myopia has been linked to the development of cataracts, retinal detachment, and macular degeneration—all of which affect your vision. Myopia may develop during childhood, stabilising in adulthood. Early diagnosis and treatment can potentially prevent long-term complications that may further threaten your vision. Myopia is common, and according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), approximately 1 in 4 Australians are short-sighted. By 2020, 36% of Australians are predicted to be myopic, and by 2050, that number is set to increase to 55%.

Forms of Myopia Treatment

Treating myopia involves improving distance vision and slowing or stopping the continuous progression of the condition. There are several forms of Myopia treatment, including the following. Atropine eye drops have shown great promise to slow or stop the progression. Multifocal soft contact lenses are designed to assist correct the distance vision as well as assist with up-close vision. MiyoSmart glasses are an exciting new technology proven to slow down myopia progression by 60% – effectively halving the rate of progression. Orthokeratology is a non-surgical way to change the shape of your cornea by wearing contact lenses only overnight. Multifocal/bifocal glasses can help you see clearly at all distances. To discover more alternatives for myopia treatment contact us today.

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