Managing Myopia at Openshaw Opticians Cleckheaton
Myopia, often known as Short Sightedness, is
dramatically on the rise around the world. In the
year 2000 it affected 27% of the population of
western Europe, but by 2020 it had risen to 37%!
Unfortunately, Myopia tends to get worse as we
grow, and the younger it starts the worse it may get
overall! Recent scientific breakthroughs now allow us to
manage, and reduce, the severity of myopia like
Acting early may dramatically reduce the severity of short-sightedness in children and young adults, increase the range of vision-correction options
available, and significantly reduce the risk of serious eye problems later in life. So, speak to Openshaw's optometrist today to find out how best to protect your child.
Speak to our optometrist today if your child:
• Is already short-sighted.
• Is under 16 years old.
• Is a student in full-time study.
• Spends less than 1.5 hours outside every day.
• Spends more than 2 hours reading or using handheld devices (outside of school hours).
• Has one or more parents with Myopia (though even with neither parent suffering myopia, it still affects 1 in 4 people!).
If any of the above applies to you, or if you just want to be certain you’re taking the very best care of your child’s eyes, we would advise speaking
to your optometrist to investigate the best course of action to help avoid or reduce the severity of
We are committed to offering the very best care for your child’s eyes, so we’ll suggest solutions to manage myopia if we ever think it might be helpful. You don’t have to wait for us
Please enquire about a Myopia Management
Thankfully, the solutions for myopia control, are very simple and readily available. Incredible new contact lenses, Ortho-K and spectacle lenses can slow down the progression of short-sightedness in
children, such solutions have been proven to reduce the severity of myopia by 50%! Furthermore, experience tells us that children can adapt to wearing contact lenses very happily if given the chance.
There are also spectacle lenses specifically designed to help counter myopia, so speak to
your optometrist today to find out what options could be available to you in a Myopia Management Assessment.
We are committed to offering the very best care for your child’s eyes, so we’ll suggest solutions to manage myopia if we ever think it might be
helpful. You don’t have to wait for us though! Please enquire about a Myopia Management Assessment today.