We understand that more children are developing myopia. If you are myopic, the chances of your children being myopic is greater than 50%. And, the likely hood is that they will end up more myopic than you.

While glasses and soft contact lenses can correct the condition, until now, they have been unable to slow its rate of progression. This also reduces the chance of developing high levels of myopia (-6.00D or more) which is associated with an increased risk of eye diseases associated with short-sightedness such as retinal detachment and glaucoma.

There are 3 types of lens that have been shown to significantly slow the rate of myopia progression (by 40% to 60 %) in most children

  1. ‘Nocturnal’ ortho-k lenses
    -These are worn at night, leaving the child with perfect vision by day but without having to wear lenses or spectacles to school. This can be popular with younger children who might not be able to look after the lenses by day, for example if they need cleaned when away from home. Click here for more info
  2. Multifocal Monthly Disposables
    -Lenses which are worn by day and replaced on a monthly basis, so require cleaning and storage each night.
    -Low dehydration rates, delivers suitable oxygen transmission for daily wear and provide good all-day comfort and eye health
  3. MiSight Daily Disposable lenses
    -Daily disposable lenses mean there’s no cleaning, disinfection or worrying about lost lenses
    -Low dehydration rates, delivers suitable oxygen transmission for daily wear and provide good all-day comfort and eye health

Learn more about Vision Therapy

If you would like to speak to a member of our team about Vision Therapy, or to register your interest in the treatment, simply call your nearest PJ Brogan Opticians branch. Alternatively, to find out more about behavioural optometry, visit the official website at www.babo.co.uk.

Lisburn Office

028 9260 2020

Ballynahinch Office

028 9260 2020