What is short-sightedness?
Myopia (near-sightedness or short-sightedness) is a very common and severe eye condition in children and adults. A progressive eye condition, Myopia affects a significant proportion of the population and begins to affect children from around the ages of 8-12. Myopia may worsen between the teenage years with little change occurring from the 20’s to middle age but it can worsen again with age.
In Myopia, the eye stretches too long and becomes elongated. The elongation of the eye is what contributes to progressive short-sightedness as well as increases in the risks of retinal detachments and glaucoma.
How can overnight Lenses (Ortho-K) help with short-sightedness?
Extensive research has proven that Ortho-K overnight lenses can slow the elongation of the eye. Through the use of Ortho-K overnight lenses, 20/20 vision can be restored in as little as one day to one month depending on severity. You can read further information on Ortho-K overnight lenses and how they can help with myopia in children and adults here.
Charles Babumba leading consultant optometrist at City Eyes Ophthalmic Opticians’ recent interview with ITV on how overnight lenses may stop short-sightedness
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