Myopia Management Clinic

Myopia Management Clinic

In 2013 Peter Ivins Eye Care were the first practice in Scotland to launch a dedicated Myopia Management Clinic. The aim of our myopia management clinic is to identify children at risk of progressive myopia and offer advice and management options to slow the progression of myopia.

Myopia - short-sightedness

Myopia (short-sightedness) involves the eyeball being too long or too powerful. This results in blurred distance vision, however vision for close objects is clear within a certain range of distances. Please watch the video for more information about myopia.

What is myopia control?

Myopia Control aims to decrease the risk of development of myopia and reduce the progression (worsening) of myopia in young children.

The Myopia Eye Examination

You might be wondering how a myopia management examination differs from a regular eye examination. There are a few keys difference that are crucial in diagnosing and managing myopia correctly.

Our Expertise

Peter Ivins Eye Care launched Scotland’s first dedicated myopia management clinic in 2013. Since then, our myopia experts have helped hundreds of young people slow their myopia progression. Our team are considered myopia experts and key opinion leaders within the optometry community in the UK. Our optometrist and director Craig McArthur has lectured extensively about myopia and myopia management throughout the globally. He has published numerous articles on the topic of myopia control in Optician magazine and Optometry Today. Craig has provided educational courses and training materials to several contact lens companies since 2014.

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    Our Most Common Treatment

    Contact Lens options

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    MiSight 1 day
    Contact Lenses

    MiSight™ contact lenses utilise ActivControl™ Technology which results in clear distance, intermediate and near vision while the peripheral treatment zones of the lens creates myopic retinal defocus that has been shown to control the rate of progression of myopia.

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    Menicon Bloom Day

    Menicon Bloom Day has a unique, patented design that slows the growth of the length of the eye. The lens alters the way light enters the eye and affects how images focus on your retina. The growth of the eye is thus restricted, which in turn reduces the amount of myopia a child may develop.

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    Menicon Bloom Night

    Menicon Bloom Night is the first licensed form of overnight corrective contact lenses for myopia management, also referred to as orthokeratology lenses. They help slow the progression of myopia while also correcting your vision while you sleep.

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    NaturalVue


    NaturalVue Multifocal 1 Day contact lenses are clinically effective for myopia progression control and are an excellent option in slowing the progression of myopia in children. One of the advantages of NaturalVue lenses in myopia management is the range of available powers.

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    Seed 1DayPure EDOF

    The lens also has three levels of depth of focus using the extended depth of focus (EDOF) technology. This means we can gradually increase the power of the myopia control to allow your child to adapt to the lens. This has proven useful in children that have struggled with other designs of myopia control contact lens.

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    Orthokeratology

    OrthoK lenses correct vision while you sleep. The lens gently changes the shape of the cornea which in turn correct myopia and has been shown to slow the progression of myopia in children.

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    Mylo

    The lens is specifically designed for Myopia Management using the Brien Holden Vision Institute patented Extended Depth of Focus technology. MYLO contact lenses are removed nightly and replaced monthly

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    Custom-made lenses

    In children with complex prescriptions out with the range of other products we have both soft contact lenses and hybrid contact lenses made to measure for your child. These lenses will not only provide clear vision but offer myopia control.

    Spectacle lens Options

    Hoya MiYOSMART

    Peter Ivins Eye Care were amongst the first practices in the UK to offer Hoya MiYOSMART spectacles lenses in the treatment of myopia. Hoya MiYOSMART lenses use a novel and innovative D.I.M.S. lens design (Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments) to low myopia progression. The study measuring the effectiveness of the Hoya MiYOSMART lens technology showed a 59% reduction in myopia progression and a 60% reduction in axial eye growth (the length of the eyeball) when compared to the placebo group wearing normal single vision distance spectacle lenses.

    Essilor Stellest

    Peter Ivins Eye Care was one of the first practices in the UK to be able to offer Essilor Stellest spectacle lenses for the treatment of myopia in children. Essilor Stellest spectacle lenses use a novel and innovative Highly Aspherical Lenslet Target lens technology referred to as H.A.L.T. to slow myopia progression. The study into the effectiveness of Stellest lenses showed a reduction of myopia progression of 67% and a reduction in axial eye growth of 60% when compared with the placebo group wearing standard single vision lenses.

    How can Peter Ivins Eye Care Help?

    Our highly experienced optometrists will help guide you through the process.

    A detailed assessment of your child’s lifestyle factors, family history, spectacle prescription and eye health will be taken into account.

    We will then advise and discuss the best management strategy for your child.

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    “If you have any questions regarding myopia, myopia control or myopia management
    please contact me via this form.”

    - Craig McArthur

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      HOW TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

      If you wish to make an appoinment you can do so
      using our online appointment diary

      ALTERNATIVELY YOU CAN CALL OUR RECEPTION TEAM ON 0141 943 3300