Children Myopia Control
Research shows that children age between 7 and 16 are at the highest risk of developing myopia (short-sightedness). The younger the onset of myopia, the faster the potential increase, and also the higher the myopia. High degree of myopia has been linked to higher risks of sight threatening eye diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and retinal detachment.
At iSight, we recommend starting myopia control treatments to slow down the progression of myopia when children are at a young age to protect them from developing eye diseases as they age.
The myopia control treatment we offer are Orthokeratology (OrthoK), soft peripheral defocus contact lenses, and Myopilux spectacle lenses.
What is Orthokeratology (OrthoK) ?
OrthoK treatment involve fitting high oxyen gas permeable contact lenses to temporily correct or reduce myopic errors of the eye by reshaping the cornea (front surface of the eye). The lenses are worn overnight during sleep and are removed upon waking in the morning. During overnight wear, the cornea is reshaped to correct the focus of the eye so that eyeglasses or contact lenses are not required during the day time for clear vision.
More importantly, OrthoK treatment has been proven scientifically to be safe and effective in slowing the progression of myopia in children.
Who is a candidate?
Children with rapid increase of myopia will benefit from OrthoK in slowing the progression.
Adults who prefer a safe, reversible treatment for clear day time vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses, rather than having irreversible LASIK surgery.
OrthoK at iSight
Each OrthoK lens is made with the highest oxygen permeable material to ensure the health of your eyes.
Lenses are custom designed based on the natural shape of your eyes, obtained and mapped using our Corneal Topographer.
Our Optometrist has over 10 years experience fitting children and adult with OrthoK lenses. He has obtained the Certificate of Attainment in OrthoK Practice in 2006, and is also currently a Fellow member of the Hong Kong Academy of Orthokeratology (HKAOK).
Besides providing you good day time vision, ensuring the health of your eyes through optimal fitted lenses are our number one priority.
Soft peripheral defocus contact lenses
Misight lenses are uniquely engineered multifocal lenses with the purpose of slowing down myopia (short-sightedness) progression while providing clear distance vision at the same time. Research shows that myopia progression can be slowed by 50% with Misight lenses. They are soft, daily disposable lenses meaning they are comfortable on the eyes, easy to apply and hygienic because they are disposed on a daily basis.
Who can use Misight lenses?
Children and teenagers with any degree of myopia because once myopia develops, the changes are permanent. It is also highly likely that once the eyes become myopic, it will continue to get worse.
Children myopia control spectacle lenses
For children not suitable for OrthoK treatment or Misight soft contact lenses, iSight has partnered with Essilor to provide 2 types of spectacle lenses to slow down myopic progression.
Progressive addition lens designed specifically for children, proven to slow down myopic progression by 38%.
A well balanced design providing a wide field of vision for both distance and near.
Prismatic bifocal lenses proven to slow down myopia progression up to 62%.
A lined bifocal lens providing even wider field of view for both distance and near vision.