Controlling Shortsightedness

Controlling Shortsightedness

Yes! Most people can slow down or stop their eyes from becoming more myopic (nearsighted or shortsighted).

There is no cure, but you can most likely improve the rate of your eyes are changing

Myopia is a complicated disease that appears to have both a genetic component and can also be influenced through environmental factors. That means different people will respond differently to the same situations. Many different studies have been done over the years and a cohesive story is beginning to emerge.

Orthokeratology is one technique where studies have shown its ability to reduce the rate of myopic progression.

If you are not suited to Orthokeratology, there are other techniques where studies have shown effectiveness. Please ask our optometrists for further details.