Peter Ivins Eye Care launched Scotland’s first Myopia Control (often referred to as Myopia Management clinic in 2014. Since then, we have helped hundreds of young people slow the progression of their myopia.
CLICK HERE to visit our Myopia Control Clinic page for detailed information on how you can help your child reduce their myopia progression.
History of our Myopia Management Clinic
Our optometrist and director Craig McArthur started dabbling with off-label use of multifocal contact lenses and OrthoK contact lenses (orthokeratology) to slow the progression of myopia in children back in 2010. However, it was not until a chance encounter and dinner that the idea for a dedicated Myopia Control Clinic came to the forefront. Craig and his partner Peter Ivins were delivering a lecture about glaucoma at the inaugural 100% Optical conference in the ExCel Arena in London. On the other stage giving a lecture about myopia was world renowned optometrist and research scientist, the now late and great Prof Brien Holden. Prof Holden and Peter Ivins have been friends for 30 years having met at conferences and becoming golfing buddies.
Later that evening after the lectures Peter, Craig and Prof Holden shared a meal. During this meal Prof Holden distilled down his monumental intellect and unsurpassed knowledge of myopia and how to slow its progression. Craig went home with Prof Holden’s words ringing in his years on what he should be doing. Craig embarked on months of research and within a few months had launched Scotland’s first Myopia Management Clinic.
Since then, Craig has gone on to lecture throughout the UK, Europe and the far east on Myopia and Myopia Control. Craig has published numerous articles on the topic in both Optician and Optometry Today magazine. He has provided lectures, workshops, and training materials to several contact lenses companies and delivered a lecture about myopia at the prestigious BCLA conference in 2020. Both Peter and Craig are considered Key Opinion Leaders in the field within the UK and are invited to speak at various conferences on the topic. The pair are often selected to trial new products before they come to market. Peter Ivins Eye Care was amongst the first dozen practices to fit MiSight 1 Day contact lenses back in 2016. We were early invitees to use VTI’s NaturalVue contact lenses, Mark Ennovy’s Mylo contact lenses, SEED’s SEED 1dayPure EDOF contact lens and I February 2021 were amongst the first in the UK to offer Hoya’s innovative MiyoSmart spectacle lenses on day one of the launch.
Myopia Control. How do I make an appointment?
Making an appointment within our Myopia Management Clinic is easy. Simply call our reception team on 0141 943 3300 or CLICK HERE to use our online appointment system.