Introducing Our Latest Myopia Management Technology
Myopia, better known as short-sightedness, is a growing epidemic with 1 in 3 people in the UK now suffering from it. This has become especially concerning since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, with children spending more time in front of a screen, which has been linked to developing myopia at an earlier age.
Our principal optometrist, Mr Kasmani, is always looking for ways to help stabilise myopic vision in shortsighted children. As a highly myopic patient himself, who has worn glasses since the age of 9, Mr Kasmani is passionate about slowing down the progression of myopia in children — something he didn’t have an opportunity for as a child.
We are thrilled to announce two new additions to our existing myopia management equipment and solutions – you can read more about our existing methods here. Before we go on to explain more about our latest technology, let’s briefly recap what myopia is.
What Causes Short-Sightedness?
Myopia is caused by the eyeball growing too long. This stops light from hitting the retina correctly, making objects in the distance appear blurred. Why does this happen, though? The answer isn’t entirely clear to experts yet, however it is thought to be due to both genetic and environmental factors, such as one or both parents being myopic, or spending too much time on close up tasks, such as looking at digital screens.
What we do know is that spending more time outdoors can naturally help to slow the progression of myopia in children. However, sometimes more help is needed to achieve this, and this is where we come into the picture!
Our New Technology
Introducing our two new myopia management technology: the Revo 80 OCT scan and HOYA MiYOSMART spectacle lenses!
Mr Kasmani with his certificate & the axial length measurement using the Optopol Revo 80 OCT
Revo 80 OCT Scan
To help with myopia management at Feltham Eyecare Centre we have introduced a new 3D OCT Scanner. The Revo 80 by Optopol. It is a step above the rest because we can use it measure Axial Length, the length of the eye with its Biometry Module. This has the power to show Mr Kasmani more information about the progression of your child’s myopia. It does so by measures the axial length, in other words, the length of the eye, which is a highly important measurement that indicates whether myopia is progressing.
By continuously monitoring axial length using the Revo 80 OCT Scanner, Mr Kasmani can start to build up a picture of how quickly it is progressing too, so he can make the best recommendation for a management method.
HOYA MiYOSMART Lenses
We are excited to be among only a few opticians in the UK accredited to dispense and supply the new CE approved HOYA MiYOSMART spectacle lens. This uses award-winning technology to create something called a myopic defocus effect, making it the first spectacle lens that has been clinically proven after a two year trial to slow the progression of myopia by up to 60% in children.
Worn just like normal single-vision glasses, this myopia control lens also features UV protection and is both water repellent and impact resistant, making HOYA MiYOMSART perfect for active kids.
Find Out More
With our extensive experience in myopia management and investment in the latest technology, there has never been a better time for your child to start their myopia management journey. If you would like to discuss this with Mr Kasmani or find out more about our revolutionary new myopia control equipment and solutions, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to set up an appointment for you.