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Myopia Management

Myopia is a refractive error that impairs vision at a distance. When your eye's surface is too steep or your eye is too long, your lens focuses light in front of rather than on your retina, resulting in hazy distance vision. Although this refractive error may be rectified with glasses or contact lenses, if myopia is not managed, it will worsen with time, leading to an increased risk of developing a higher prescription as well as other complications.

After years of rigorous research on myopia control, various management options are now available to us in the fight against myopia. These include changing habits such as the amount of time spent on near tasks, numerous types of specialised glasses & contact lenses , as well as prescription eye drops.

Optometrists at Spectacle Hub always take evidence-based treatment approaches when managing myopia.

Myopia Treatment Melbourne

What is Myopia?

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is one of the most common vision problems. It's a condition in which close objects are blurry while distant objects appear clear and focused. Myopia occurs when the eye is too long or the cornea is too curved. Light entering the eye does not focus directly on the retina but in front of it. The causes of myopia are not completely clear, though there is a strong genetic component.

Forms of Myopia Treatment

The ideal method of myopia treatment depends on the degree of myopia, the patient’s age, and other individual factors. Some of the options available for treating myopia include:

Treating Myopia with glasses: Eyeglasses help correct myopia by diverting light, focusing correctly on the retina. A doctor will determine the right prescription based on an examination.

Contact Lenses for Myopia Treatment: Myopia is treated effectively with contact lenses in most cases. An initial fitting may be necessary to determine the proper type and power of contacts. However, they are often more convenient than eyeglasses for daily use.

Refractive Surgery for Myopia Treatment: Myopia can also be treated with refractive surgery, which permanently changes the shape of your eye to make light focus directly on the retina instead of in front or behind it.

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