Myopia Management

Perth's Myopia Care/OrthoK Clinic

Myopia (Short-sightedness)

It is predicted that by 2050, half of the global population (5 billion people) will be myopic.

Myopia or “short-sightedness” is a disease that causes blurry distance vision. The blurred vision in myopia is due to an overly long eyeball or an overly curved cornea which causes the image to focus incorrectly at the back of the eye (the retina). 


Myopia Management Options

Traditionally, the blurred vision caused by Myopia is corrected with glasses and contact lenses (Myopia Correction). In recent years, the prevention of worsening eyeball elongation can be achieved with the following evidence-based treatment solutions (Myopia Control).

Orthokeratology (OrthoK)

Orthokeratology/Ortho-K/OK-lens is a specialty contact lens that is worn at night to gently reshape the cornea allowing clear vision in the day time without vision correction (ie. glasses, contact lenses). These lenses are a very effective way in reducing the abnormal eyeball elongation thereby reducing myopia progression.

Low Dose Atropine

Atropine is safe and effective in controlling the excessive eyeball elongation. Atropine can be used on its own or in combination with the other myopia control solutions. Atropine however, does not correct vision. The blurred vision will still have to be corrected using glasses or contact lenses during the day time. 

Myopia Control Soft Lenses

These specially made contact lenses directs images to the right areas of the retina. They are worn in the day time to allow clear vision and also slows down the progression of eyeball elongation. They are an effective alternative for children who are not suitable or ready for Orthokeratology.

Myopia Control Spectacles

These specially designed glasses directs images to the right areas of the retina. They slow down abnormal eye elongation. They are effective management options for children who are not ready for contact lenses or eyedrops. They are also used in children with abnormal posturing of eye muscles,

Outdoor/Physical Activities

Studies show that time outdoors in bright sunlight is effective in reducing the rate of abnormal eyeball growth. Physical activity is also an effective option in preventing worsening vision. It has also been shown that excessive near vision tasks (ie. digital devices, reading, etc) can contribute to larger myopia progression.

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Perth Myopia Clinic is a clinic dedicated to providing myopia control treatment for children with progressive myopia. We offer myopia control strategies like Orthokeratology, Specialty contact lenses and Atropine. In addition to Myopia control, we welcome general eye examinations for accompanying family members of our myopia control patients. As we operate out of our home, appointments are strictly by appointment only.
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