Boneham Peters Optometrist


Sydney CBD 02 9262 2555

Mosman 02 8043 6890

info@bonehampeters.com.au

mosman@bonehampeters.com.au

Follow Sydney CBD

Follow Mosman

Is there anything I can do to slow down my myopia?

Yes there is. There are a number of options available

With increasing use of near work, smart phones and computers in education, starting from a young age, it is no surprise that the prevalence of myopia, (shortsightedness), is increasing in the world.  The BHVI has predicted that, at the current rate, 50% of the world’s population will be shortsighted by 2050. More worrying is that 10% of the world’s population, around 1 billion people, will be high myopes.  These people are at a significantly increased risk of permanent vision loss.  The reason being that the eyeball lengthens in myopia.  If it gets too long it places a lot of pressure on the eye. Leading to vision-threatening conditions including retinal detachment, cataract, glaucoma, myopic maculopathy etc

Thankfully there has been a significant amount of research on myopia management and, over time, more and more solutions are now available to slow myopia progression. We will go through the current research on this topic. 

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Blake Kuwahara ‘Frame within a frame’

Blake Kuwahara ‘Frame within a frame’

Blake Kuwahara's frames captures the eyes with their unique frame within a frame appearance. Blake Kuwahara is a Los Angelese based former optometrist who has a fine eye for taste, manufacture and design. The frames that his company produces are beautifully made. They...

Cutler and gross

Cutler and gross

We have recently added Cutler and Gross to our boutique frame collection in Mosman. Cutler and Gross set up their business in Knightsbridge in 1969, offering handmade frames. Over time their frames designs and quality attracted attention from public figures including...

THEO,  Be bold

THEO, Be bold

Theo frames are distinctive, individual, fun, colorful and bold. Most people on first look, think "they look great but there is no way I could wear them, I am not bold enough". However, once you put them on it is hard to take them off. The more frames they try the...