Myopia Control

What is Myopia Control?

Myopia is short sight, when distant objects appear blurred. In growing children, short sight can progressively worsen, meaning that a child will have to wear stronger glasses in adulthood and it can also lead to long term eye health issues

Myopia Control is the use by optometrists of different techniques to try and slow or even stop this worsening short sight in children. 

Airedale Opticians have been treating myopia for many years and is the only practice in Yorkshire able to monitor the treatment with specialist equipment that allows us to track the growth of the eye (axial length biometry*).

We allow more time for our children’s appointments, giving our optometrists a better chance to identify and monitor your child’s short sight over time – read more about our children’s eye examination

*Using the Topcon Myah Biometery

 Myopia Control Clinic at Airedale Opticians

Using specialist Topcon Myah equipment, our Optometrists at Airedale Opticians are able to CORRECT and TREAT progressive myopia. Our Myopia Control Clinic allows us to measure the axial length growth of the eye and plot a chart (similar to a child’s red book growth charts) to determine the risk of high myopia. We can then see the effect of normal glasses wear and eye growth versus treatment of the myopia and axial length eye growth.
Myopia Control Clinic 3 Monthly Checks £8.50 Per month.
We use the following treatments for Myopia Control:

1.  MiYosmart Spectacle Lenses

2. Misight Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

3. Natural Vue Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

4. Mylo Monthly Contact Lenses

5. Eyedream Ortho-K  Contact Lenses

6. Multifocal Spectacles

Myopia Control With MiYoSmart Spectacles

MiYoSmart Spectacle Glasses  are the first spectacle lenses available in the UK that has been shown in a three-year trial to slow the progression of myopia by an average of 60%.

Available EXCLUSIVELY in Keighley and Crosshills at  Airedale Opticians, these lenses are designed for daily use and look just like normal lenses, but they contain the latest developments in lens technology.

Myopia Control MiYoSmart Spectacles and Myopia Clinic Available now from £29.00* Per Month

Call into practice to see a demonstration lens.

For more information please see the following link.

MiYoSmart Spectacle Lens

*£29.00 Per Month Eyeplan Fee, £60.00 Joining Fee. 12 Month minimum contract. Includes Accidental Damage Cover

Myopia Control With MiSight contact lenses

MiSight Contact Lenses are a pioneering new technology launched in 2018 after more than three years of trials and studies. These specially designed contact lenses have been shown to slow the progression of myopia by an average of 60% and are designed for daily use.

Airedale Opticians have been offering these lenses since their initial launch and have seen first hand the success they have in slowing the progression of short-sight.

Misight Contact Lenses and Myopia Clinic Available from £49.00* Per Month

*Fitting Fees Apply

For more information please see the following link

MiSight Contact Lenses

Myopia Control With Eyedream Ortho-K

Eyedream Ortho-K lenses are specially designed contact lenses to correct short sightedness (myopia) and also slow the progression of myopia.

They are tailor-made contact lenses, designed to be worn overnight then removed during the day. During the night they gently and temporarily reshape the front surface of the eye, giving clear vision for the following day.

They have been proven to help slow the progression of myopia and are highly convenient for children and adults as they can go without contact lenses and glasses all day.

For more information see the following link

Eyedream Ortho-K

Eyedream Ortho-K and Myopia Control Clinic £49.00* per month

*Fitting Fees Apply

Myopia Control With Multifocal spectacle lenses

Myopia control can also be achieved with the use of bifocal and Varifocal lenses for children. Although not as effective as the more specialised techniques, it has been shown to slow the progression of myopia and provides an additional option.
Our optometrist and dispensers are trained in advising and fitting multifocal spectacle lenses for children.