Myopia knowledge centre
We regularly update our myopia knowledge centre with useful articles and information about managing myopia in children and young people of all ages.
From explaining myopia treatment options to offering tips to slow myopia development, we’ve put together the most important information for parents of myopic children. Browse the articles at your leisure, or filter them by age category, topic or subject for quick and easy access to the most relevant advice for you and your child.
What is myopia control and why it’s important
Myopia causes blurred vision, affects quality of life and risks eye health. Myopia control gives kids better vision now and healthier eyes in the long term.
Which is the best option for myopia control?
Myopia control options include specific types of spectacles, soft contact lenses, ortho-k and atropine eye drops. The best option will depend on many factors.
All about contact lenses
Contact lenses are an alternative to spectacles for correcting vision and becoming an increasingly used option for slowing myopia progression in kids and teens.
What is ortho-k?
Ortho-k contact lenses gently flatten the cornea during sleep to create a temporary way of correcting vision that is reversed when wear is stopped.
Are ortho-k lenses safe?
Ortho-k is safe if lens fit, wear, and care procedures are followed. Safety is greatly improved by preventing tap water coming into contact with ortho-k lenses.
How do I know if myopia control is working?
Myopia progression can be measured in two ways, and compared to research data to determine success of a myopia control treatment.
Ortho-k for myopia control
Ortho-k has a large volume of evidence for slowing progression of myopia by around half, compared to wearing standard glasses or contact lenses.
All about atropine
Atropine has been used in medicine since the 1800's. For eye care it has gained recent attention for its ability to slow progression of myopia in children.