Ortho-k for myopia control in young adults
Ortho-k is a great way to correct vision in young adults and can be more comfortable than soft contact lenses, with limited evidence for myopia control.
Screen time in adults: how much is too much?
High amounts of screen time can influence vision and eye health, with links to myopia, dry eye and digital eyestrain. Guidance is provided here on managing it.
Eye glasses for myopia control in young adults
Adults with myopia typically wear glasses and contact lenses. Some spectacle lenses can control myopia in kids and teens but there's no evidence in adults.
Soft contact lenses for myopia control in young adults
Soft contact lens wear is an alternative to glasses for young adults. Some can slow myopia progression but evidence in young adults is limited.
Atropine eye drops for myopia in young adults
Atropine eye drops are used for some eye conditions and can slow myopia progression in children & teenagers, but no evidence for myopia control in young adults.
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.
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.