Perth's Myopia Care/OrthoK Clinic
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).
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.
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.
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,
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