Myopia control is becoming increasingly important as more and more children in Australia are developing shortsightedness (myopia). Increased use of tablets and phones has contributed to over 4 million short-sighted people in Australia, a number set to rise to over 22 million by 2050.
Thankfully, technological advancements in spectacle lenses and contact lenses can be prescribed by an optometrist to reduce the progression of myopia. Additionally, the use of Atropine drops and other measures recommended by ophthalmologists can help to control myopic shifts in children.
Myopia control techniques can reduce the risk of vision-threatening complications that are associated with severe myopia later in life – Including, cataracts, retinal detatchements, glaucoma and blindness.
Book an eye test with one of our optometrists if you have any concerns about your loved ones eyes.