Do you or your child have near-sightedness? Does your child’s prescription keep getting stronger and stronger?

Did you know that early diagnosis and management of myopia can lead to better long term patient outcomes?

Myopia (also called near-sightedness or short-sightedness) is condition where distance vision becomes blurry. Often this will develop as a child or teenager.

Worldwide there has been a significant increase in the number of people with myopia with each generation. Typically, myopia occurs due to the eye growing longer than ideal from front to back. Myopia usually continues to progress during childhood and teenage years. Some people continue to have change to their mid-twenties.

Why consider trying to slow myopia progression?

  • Higher levels of myopia are associated with increased risk of eyes diseases later in life: in particular retinal detachment, myopic maculopathy, glaucoma and cataract.
  • Standard glasses and contact lenses traditionally have been used and do provide clear distance vision, but do not slow the progression of myopia
  • Higher prescription result in thicker, heavier and more expensive lenses

Are there any options to slow myopia?

  • We offer a full range of myopia control treatments including orthokeratology, topical treatments (dilute atropine), specialty soft contact lenses, and specialty spectacle lenses.
  • At Melbourne Eyecare Clinic, we have access to all of the evidence based and effective myopia treatment options.
  • We have the ability to measure axial length (the length of the eye ball) to a small fraction of a millimeter. This allows us to monitor change in myopia and success of myopia treatment options incredible sensitively

For further enquiries about any of our services or for information regarding myopia control, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Melbourne Eyecare Clinic

200 Berkeley St,
Carlton 3053
Phone: 03 9035 6666

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8:30 am to 5.00 pm

Public holidays subject to change.