This is the area of children’s eye care dedicated to slowing down childhood myopia progression. Myopia in children may also be called being short-sighted or near-sighted. It involves us prescribing special types of spectacle lenses or specialist contact lenses to help slow down the worsening of their vision. Here at Pinders, we will also talk to you about your child’s visual environment – how much time they spend on screens and reading, and how much time they spend outdoors.
Why is helping to reduce my child’s myopia important?
The research shows high myopia significantly increases the risk of further eye diseases in later life. If we can slow down the rate of acceleration at an early age the less risk your child has in the future.
Pinders 3-step plan for reducing myopia:
Outdoor time delays myopia from starting. Even overcast days provide quality and quantity of light.
Natural environments are best if possible.
LIMIT SCREEN TIME-on top of school work demands:
0-2 yrs old under 1 hour
2-5 yrs old under 2 hours
6-10 yrs old under 3 hours
AVOID GETTING TOO CLOSE TO YOUR DIGITAL DEVICES
CORRECT MYOPIA MANAGEMENT
Discover the best management plan for your child:
Myopia Eyewear Package Price
£35.00 per month
Myopia Contact Lens package price
£47.50 per month
Book in to see our myopia control specialist optometrists today and they will advise you on the above options, suitability, and the next stages.