Myopia Control is an evidence based approach to control and management of myopia (short sight).
The myopia management clinic at Lawrence i-Care Optometrists was introduced as a result of the increasing body of evidence that exists supporting the use of specialist contact lenses in short sighted (myopic) children.
Specifically, the evidence shows that certain types of multifocal contact lenses and Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) have been shown to reduce the rate of lengthening in the myopic eye of children in a number of studies.
The management of myopia will undoubtably become increasingly important as the prevalence of myopia increases across the world and Lawrence I-Care Optometrists are proud to offer this specialist treatment.
Additionally, certain sight threatening ocular pathologies such as retinal detachment, myopic macular degeneration and glaucoma are linked with high levels of myopia this work has even greater importance; prevention is superior to cure.
We have embraced these findings and are delighted to offer effective solutions to not only correct children's eyesight without spectacles, but also offer a protective effect in the progression of myopia.