Myopia Management

We can slow your child’s myopic progression by up to 59% with our specialist expertise in this groundbreaking treatment.

Downes Opticians are one of a handful of Opticians chosen for our expertise to fit MiSight the first daily disposable contact lens for myopia management.

Myopia is becoming a global epidemic and it is believed that over half of the world’s population will be myopic by 2050.

Decades of research and extensive trials have now ascertained a mechanism for slowing myopia by up to 59% with these particular contact lenses.

Myopia is a concern not only for the limitations of having to wear spectacles full time, but myopia puts you at a high risk of developing a range of ocular eye diseases. Myopia management gives you the opportunity to do the best for your child.

Environmental factors as well as genetics play a role in myopia development and progression, so we strongly advise:

  • Reduce your child’s ‘near’ activities (reading, smart-phones, tablets and hand held games) to 1.5 hours per day
  • Get outside to play – natural light significantly affects myopia. Aim for at least 1.5 hours outdoor time per day

We would be delighted to answer any questions you may have and provide more detailed literature for myopia progression, please do not hesitate to contact us.