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Myopia (also known as short-sightedness) is where the eye is longer than normal or the cornea is too steep, meaning that light rays focus in front of the retina. Near objects are clear, but distant objects appear blurred.

Myopia can develop at any age, although typically starts to develop in children between 6-13 years old and progresses as the eyeball grows.


Depending on their visual prescription, people with myopia will be dependent on contact lenses or spectacles to be able to see clearly.


Eyes with a high degree of myopia are also at an increased risk of developing a serious condition like retinal detachment or glaucoma.

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There is a range of specially designed products available which research shows could help with the
development or progression of myopia, including spectacle and contact lenses.

We encourage caregivers to bring their children in for their first eye test between 3 and 4 years of age and for regular eye examinations going forward. The earlier myopia, or any other issue, is discovered the sooner we can recommend the best course of action.


If you have any questions or concerns about your child's eyesight, do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team.  

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