Myopia causes blurred vision for far distance objects, but as myopia increases, the blur can start to be noticed even at arm's length or closer. It is also known as short-sightedness.
Myopia typically starts developing around the age of 5, and then progresses or worsens every several months in children and teenagers. It is caused by the eyes growing too quickly and too long form the normal rate of eye growth.
In children, the eyes are meant to grow steadily until the teenage years, then stabilise. In myopia, the eyes grow too quickly leading to rapid and continual deterioration of vision and continued eye growth through the teenage years and even in early adulthood.
Myopia has traditionally been corrected by glasses or contact lenses, which fix the focus of the eye to create clear vision while they are worn, but do not fix myopia. Normal use of spectacles will correct your child’s vision but it will not slow down the progression of myopia. At Aristone Opticians we offer two different ways to manage Myopia in children. Both detailed below.
ESSILOR - STELLEST LENSES
When it comes to myopia, correcting your child’s eyesight today won’t protect them for tomorrow. Myopia can still worsen, potentially affecting their future vision. Stellest lenses are Essilor’s best solution to fight your child’s myopia, and their strong efficacy has been clinically proven. Essilor Stellest lenses start from £249.00
COOPER VISION MISIGHT CONTACT LENSES
Describe your service here. What makes it great? Use short catchy text to tell people what you offer, and the benefits they will receive. A great description gets readers in the mood, and makes them more likely to go ahead and book. MiSight lenses are priced at £56.00 for a months supply. These can be ordered online using our form. Please follow the 'more information link below'