Shonit is renown for slowing myopia progression.

Orthokeratology
FIG 1. ORTHOKERATOLOGY LENSES
Contact Lenses
FIG 2. DUAL FOCUS SOFT LENSES
Fig 3. Atropine
FIG 3. ATROPINE EYE DROPS
Fig 4. Corrective Lenses
FIG 4. SPECTACLE LENSES

Why choose Vision Camberwell

MYOPIA

WHAT IS MYOPIA?

As a result of the eyeball growing too long in relation to the power of the eye, light focuses at a point in front of the retina rather than directly on its surface, producing poor distance vision but clear near vision. This vision distortion is known as myopia (short-sightedness).

Myopia usually presents in childhood and often runs in families, however, children are becoming more short-sighted without a family history, with myopia development being linked to environmental factors such as near work and lack of time spent outdoors.

MYOPIA PROGRESSION AND ASSOCIATED RISKS

Youth onset myopia generally progresses more aggressively than adult onset myopia, and typically requires glasses or contact lenses to be frequently replaced as and when myopia progresses.

Unfortunately, myopia increases the chance of blinding conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, myopic maculopathy and retinal detachment. The risks for developing these sight-threatening conditions escalate as the level of myopia increases.

Reducing myopia progression can significantly lower the risk of developing sight threatening conditions and blindness.

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FIG 1. NORMAL EYE
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FIG 2. MYOPIC EYE
TREATMENT

While prescribing standard spectacle lenses or contact lenses will help correct vision, these options do not slow myopia progression. Because myopia cannot be reversed, it is critical to slow progression as early as possible. Evidence shows that certain treatments can slow (and even halt) myopia progression, with atropine eye drops or Orthokeratology (OrthoK) contact lenses being the most effective.

Shonit, one of few optometrists in Australia to receive a Fellowship with the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control, and having been involved in the groundbreaking Research and Development team within Innovative Contacts who developed the revolutionary Forge OrthoK lenses, has significantly slowed myopia progression in many patients with atropine eye drops, OrthoK contact lenses, dual focus soft contact lenses and specialised spectacle lenses.

For appointments please contact (03) 98825666

For appointments please contact (03) 98825666