Myopia Control

At Optometrist Parramatta

Detecting Child Myopia

Myopia or short-sightedness is an eye health condition that causes blurred distance vision. It is important to manage myopia and slow down its progression. If not managed, there are sight-threatening conditions that can follow. These include myopic maculopathy, retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataracts.

During a Child Myopia Assessment, we look at family history, and environment and do a full comprehensive eye test and a binocular vision assessment. We find out what the refractive error is as well as the axial length of the eye and along with a corneal topographer, work out what the exact measurements are and then design our custom-made lenses, both spectacle and contact lenses, based on what each treatment and management require.

At Optometrist Parramatta we strive to educate our patients and reinforce that just giving a pair of glasses is not necessarily slowing down myopia progression. We use a range of management options, tailored to the individual.

Slowing myopia progression

We use the latest techniques and technology to help manage and reduce the risks associated with myopia. This includes MiSight lenses by CooperVision and MiyoSmart lenses by Hoya, clinically proven to help slow down myopia progression and reduce the risk of eye conditions later in life.*

Does your child need a Myopia Assessment?

As children often assume their vision is normal, symptoms may not go reported, therefore it is important to have your child’s eyes tested regularly by an Optometrist.

If your child is displaying signs of myopia, these may include:

  • Your child’s distance vision becomes blurred
  • They move closer to see the television
  • Your child may not be performing as well at school
  • They complain of headaches
  • Your child has tired eyes
  • They are squinting or screwing up their eyes.

If your child has noticed changes in their vision or if it has been more than two years since their last eye test, book an appointment at Optometrist Parramatta today.

Book a Child Myopia Assessment today

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