How can we slow the progression of myopia?

Research shows that that there are methods to slow or prevent the progression of myopia, but the actions work best when the child is younger.

Although there is currently no cure for myopia, at Hammond Opticians we are able to fit your child with contact lenses to slow down or possibly even halt the progression of myopia. Our eye care practitioners have extensive experience in myopia control and can advise whether your child is suitable to be treated. Every child is different and each treatment is tailored to suit both the child and the type of correction that needs to be controlled.

There are no guarantees that any specific treatment will work for an individual person but the lack of early care prevents any potential benefit from starting early.

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