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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. 

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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


ZEISS - MyoCare

ZEISS, the world leaders in lens technology. The MyoCare lens is the first age-related lens design released for myopia management. It consists of two designs. Both incorporate Cylindrical Annular Refractive Elements technology, aimed to deliver a slowdown signal for eye growth. MyoCare lenses start from £289.00

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MiSight 1 day is a daily disposable contact lens for children that helps slow down development of short-sightedness.Wearing MiSight 1 day lenses has been shown to reduce the progression of myopia in children by an average of 59%.

MiSight lenses are priced at £56.00 for a months supply. These can be ordered online using our onlie form.

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