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, also known as Ortho-K or OK-lens, is a specialized contact lens worn at night to gently reshape the cornea, providing clear vision during the day without glasses or contact lenses. It effectively reduces abnormal eyeball elongation, slowing down myopia progression.

Low Dose Atropine

Atropine is a safe and effective treatment for controlling excessive eyeball elongation, which slows down the progression of myopia. It can be used alone or in combination with other myopia control solutions. However, it does not correct vision, and glasses or contact lenses are still required during the day. 

Myopia Control Soft Lenses

These purpose made contact lenses direct images to the correct areas of the retina, allowing for clear vision during the day and slowing down the progression of eyeball elongation. They are an effective alternative for children who are not yet suitable for or ready for Orthokeratology.

Myopia Control Spectacles

Specially designed glasses also direct images to the correct areas of the retina, slowing down abnormal eye elongation. They are an effective management option for children who are not yet ready for contact lenses or eyedrops, and for those with abnormal posturing of eye muscles.

Outdoor/Physical Activities

Studies have shown that spending time outdoors in bright sunlight and engaging in physical activity can reduce the rate of abnormal eyeball growth, preventing worsening vision. Excessive near vision tasks, such as digital device use or reading, can contribute to larger myopia progression, so it is important to balance near and far vision activities.

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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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