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‘Leading the way’- Gill Opticians offers a break though treatment to slow your child’s’ myopic progression.

By September 12, 2019June 30th, 2022No Comments

A breakthrough treatment is now available at Gill Opticians to reduce myopic progression.

A breakthrough development in the treatment of myopia has just been launched in Gill Opticians which is proven to slow the progression of myopia in children.

What is Myopia?

Myopia (short sightedness) is a condition caused by a person’s eye being too long or their cornea being misshaped. The result is that the affected person cannot see clearly in the distance without the aid of glasses or contact lenses.

Known causes:

  • Hereditary – If one parent is myopic their child has a 1:3 chance of being myopic.

If both parents are myopic the chances increase to 1:2.

  • Individuals spending high proportions of time focusing up close i.e using computer screens, phones, and reading have a far higher chance of developing myopia.

Here are some facts:

  • It is estimated that the prevalence of myopia is projected to increase from 2 billion people in the world to 5 billion by 2050.
  • A child aged 5 with a prescription of -0.50 will progress to requiring a -5.00Ds prescription by the time they are 15 years of age.
  • Myopia increases the likelihood of conditions later in life such as



Retinal detachment

Myopic maculopathy (if unaddressed)

Breakthrough treatment:

How it works:

  • A specifically designed daily disposable contact lens is worn every day.

Although there is no way of stopping or reversing short-sightedness Misight® contact lenses are proven to help slow down the advancement of Myopia.

Positive results:

  • Early intervention can reduce the advancing of myopic development.
  • Reduction in chances of developing myopic related conditions later in life.
  • A child’s self-esteem and confidence can be positively affected as glasses are not required in school. (Studies show that 90% of children preferred misight contact lenses to glasses).

For more information or to find out if a loved one is suitable please book them in through our online diary (diary link) or call the practice on 012853227