Atropine Eye Drops:
In recent studies, Atropine – an antimuscarinic drug – has shown to have great effectiveness in myopia control. Melbourne patients can take this prescription-only medicine in low concentrations (0.01%), which is believed to influence receptors responsible for controlling the growth and length of the eye.
Atropine is often combined as adjunct therapy with your child’s glasses and/or contact lenses.
Also known as Ortho-K, Orthokeratology is a non-surgical option for myopia control. Based in Melbourne, our expert optometrists will fit you with custom contact lenses that reshape your eye and assist in the prevention and management of myopia. Find out more about Eyedentity Orthokeratology services.
Misight Soft multifocal daily contact lenses
MiSight Soft Contact lenses by CooperVision use ActivControl™ Technology, which results in a soft contact lens that provides clear vision and controls the rate of progression of myopia. ActivControl™ Technology provides clear distance, intermediate and near vision, while the peripheral treatment zones of the lens create myopic retinal defocus, which has been shown to control the rate of progression of myopia.
MiSight™ is a soft, daily, and disposable contact lens that is made with the proven Proclear® material. The benefits of using disposable lenses include comfort, with no need for cleaning or disinfecting the lens – making it ideal for children of all ages.
Multifocal glasses are designed to allow for both a proper distance prescription when viewing distance targets and a lower near prescription for reading or using a computer. Myopia research has suggested that accommodative dysfunction may play a role in progressive myopia. A reduction in accommodative demand with the use of multifocal glasses may reduce myopia progression, making it an effective form of myopia control.
Recent research in myopia has proven that children need to spend more than one hour and preferably at least two hours a day outside to help prevent myopia from developing and progressing. Daily ambient light exposure for kids is vital to control eye growth in childhood, with increased exposure resulting in slower axial growth of the eye, which causes myopia.