The number of people with short-sightedness (myopia) has increased massively throughout the last few years. The growth in the length of the eyes poses an increased health risk in the longterm. The following chart illustrates the increasing risk of higher myopia:
An actual cause of myopia is not yet known. However, there are certain factors involved in myopia development. Test now the risk of developing a high myopia on myopiacare.org
For many years, extensive studies have been conducted in the field of myopia control. With early countermeasures it is possible to slow down the negative development significantly. The following chart shows a compilation of myopia control procedures and their effectiveness from more than 30 scientific papers:
Innovative multifocal contact lenses (not to be confused with contact lenses for presbyopia) slow down the increase of myopia up to 45%. The CooperVision mysight special lenses are soft contact lenses worn during the day that are replaced daily by a fresh pair. They correct myopia, but not astigmatism.
Orthokeratology (night lenses) is currently the most effective way to control myopia. These lenses are worn only during sleep and change the cell layers of the eye overnight so that people with ametropia can see sharply during the day – without lenses or glasses. Myopia up to 8.0dpt and astigmatism up to 4.0dpt can be corrected. In addition to the positive effect on myopia, night lenses are ideal for all those who feel restricted during the day with lenses or glasses. Further advantages are:
- Bathing and sports without restrictionsm
- Minimal risk of loss
- no dry eyes
- no dust under the lenses
- no problems with hay fever
Night lenses have been successfully fitted in the USA and Australia for over 40 years. Thanks to over three decades of experience, long-term damage to the eye can be ruled out. We ourselves have been successfully practicing this procedure since 2003, making us one of the pioneers in Europe.
No matter which procedure is used, we work closely with your ophthalmologist and have the eye length measured regularly.
Night lenses have been successfully fitted in the USA and Australia for over 40 years. Thanks to over three decades of experience, long-term damage to the eye can be ruled out. We ourselves have been successfully practicing this procedure since 2003 and are therefore among the pioneers in Europe.
Regardless of which procedure is used, we work closely with your ophthalmologist and have the eye length measured regularly.