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Are you Myopic? If so, your child could be Myopic!

So what is Myopia and what can be done?

Myopia or short-sightedness, is the eye condition where near objects are clear, but objects farther away are blurred. It is caused by the eye ball growing slightly too long.

The percentage of people who develop myopia is increasing sharply, to the extent where it is now considered an epidemic.

So could your child be Myopic? How do I know? Find out more by watching the videos below.

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Understanding short - sightedness in children

Signs of Myopia

What causes myopia?

How can myopia affect my child?

Vision correction options

So what is the answer

There are a few options to slow down Myopia but research shows the younger you start on the Myopia control programme, the better the chance of success.

Treatments range from different types of Contact Lenses to Spectacle Lenses. The Optometrist would discuss all the options available at your appointment and would recommend the best one to suit the patient.

To find out more about Myopia, follow the read more in the boxes below. You will also find some very useful links to websites that cover Myopia in more depth.

The next step is to book at appointment with our specialist optometrists. So don’t delay.

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