It’s a typical first-time check-up we see. A child has been finding it harder to see the smart board for the past few months and has to squint to see things far away. The result is a pair of glasses to help the child witness a diagnosis of short-sightedness or myopia. Sometimes this is expected if one or both parents are myopic; sometimes, this is unexpected if no family member has had this before.
This generation has started using their eyes differently, resulting in myopia. Mild intolerance causes nothing more than the need for glasses and contact lenses. High myopia can result in long-term health problems, including an increased risk of macular degeneration and retinal detachment.
What if we can reduce how myopic a child can become? This breakthrough has come about through years of research and is now available at Murray Opticians. Using daily disposable contact lenses, we fit specially made Mi-Sight lenses to help reduce myopia’s progression, the risk of long-term health problems, and the overall lens thickness a child will ultimately need.
We can fit contact lenses to children as young as seven and teach them how to safely insert and remove the lenses. For any questions or to book an appointment, please call us on 01419446627.