What is Myopia Control & Ortho Keratology?
Ortho Keratology (Ortho K) is the use of hard contact lenses to control & manage myopia and small amounts of astigmatism with overnight contact lens wear that changes the shape of the eye as you sleep. Sleep and see!
Myopia Control is the total package- whether it is by overnight, hard lens wear or with amazing daily disposable soft lens technology that controls the progression to slow it right down. Both methods reducing the risk of myopia related eye problems later.
My name is Aiman, and I am an optometrist with almost 18 years of experience.
Why did I decide to start fitting Myopia Control?
Two of my 3 children have myopia brought on by genetics (me) and their love of reading over playing outside, playing with Lego over going to the park etc and the obvious one- devices.
I couldn’t sit back and watch their eyes get worse to the point where their glasses lenses were becoming thicker despite advances in lens technology and they needed correction to see for sport. Contact lenses were an option but again with hay fever in the mix those were not the best solution.
I knew I had the skills being an optometrist to do more for them, so I added a few more notches to my belt and became accredited with two leading companies that specialise in ON LABEL Myopia Management & Control. Menicon & Eyedream.
Why is this perfect for children?
Because YOU (the parent/carer) are in control. In one dynamic no lens wear during the day means less risk of loss or damage to lenses, or glasses, less chance of eye infections, and happier children. And in the second instance the latest in soft, daily disposable technology achieves similar levels of myopia management/control for those not suited or keen on overnight hard lens wear whilst also making sure that infection risk stays low.
Children make great Ortho K patients; they are usually quick to learn, and it teaches them valuable lessons in responsibility and hygiene. Plus, their eyes are still developing and Ortho K can slow the progression of short sight with the added benefit of correcting the vision to almost zero.
The best part of my job since I’ve started fitting myopia management methods is the look of joy on a parents face when we find the child’s prescription has reduced right down. And the child who hates their glasses can finally be free of them for a whole day right up until they go to bed at night.* Check out our testimonial from Reem who is 15 and glasses free!
Ortho K isn’t just for children. Adults can benefit from this too
To find out our prices and how Myopia Management works with Menicon Bloom & Eyedream click the find out more button below.