Myopia (Shortsightedness)

Myopia, also known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is a common vision condition characterized by blurred vision when viewing distant objects. As myopia progresses, the blurriness may extend to objects at arm's length or even closer.
What is myopia?

Myopia, also known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is a common vision condition characterized by blurred vision when viewing distant objects. As myopia progresses, the blurriness may extend to objects at arm's length or even closer. Myopia typically emerges before the age of 10 and tends to worsen gradually over time in children and teenagers. This condition occurs when the eyes grow too quickly and elongate beyond the normal rate of eye development. While eye growth is expected to stabilize during the teenage years, individuals with myopia experience continued rapid growth, leading to ongoing vision deterioration and elongation of the eye, a process known as myopia progression. Traditionally, myopia has been corrected using spectacles (glasses) or contact lenses, which temporarily adjust the focus of the eye to provide clear vision while worn. However, these conventional correction methods, such as single-vision glasses or contact lenses, do not address the underlying myopia or offer protection against its progression.

Can I do anything to reduce the progression of Myopia?

"Roots Opticians is proud to offer specialized myopia management lenses to our customers. Our Optometrist understands the importance of addressing myopia (short sightedness) early on, especially in young individuals. With our tailored myopia management solutions, we aim to provide effective vision correction while also slowing down the progression of myopia. These advanced lenses not only enhance visual clarity but also promote long-term eye health. Experience the difference with Roots Opticians and take proactive steps towards managing myopia effectively."

Unlocking Clarity: Understanding Miyosmart and Stellest Lenses

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to Miyosmart and Stellest lenses – innovative solutions revolutionizing myopia management. These groundbreaking lenses harness the power of peripheral defocus, a cutting-edge optical effect, to slow down the progression of myopia and safeguard your child's vision for the future.

Understanding the Science: Peripheral Defocus

At the heart of Miyosmart and Stellest lenses lies peripheral defocus – a sophisticated optical principle that diverges from traditional lens designs. By introducing a deliberate difference in focus between the central and peripheral regions of the lens, these lenses influence the growth of the eyeball, effectively mitigating the advancement of myopia. This innovative approach marks a paradigm shift in myopia management, offering hope and practical solutions for families worldwide.

Technology Behind the Magic

Miyosmart lenses, developed by Hoya, utilize DIMS (Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments) technology, while Stellest lenses, crafted by Essilor, feature HALT (Highly Aspherical Lenslet Target) technology. Despite the distinct names, both technologies share a common goal – inducing peripheral defocus to combat myopia progression. Through meticulous engineering and scientific innovation, these lenses represent the pinnacle of modern optometry, providing tangible benefits for young eyes everywhere

Empowering Parents: Navigating Myopia Management

As advocates for proactive myopia management, Roots Opticians understands the importance of equipping parents with knowledge and resources to make informed decisions. Myopia, with its multifaceted causes and potential long-term consequences, demands attention and action. From genetic predispositions to environmental factors and visual skill deficiencies, the complexities of myopia necessitate a holistic approach to management.

Your Partner in Myopia Management

Roots Opticians takes pride in our commitment to excellence and patient-centric care. Our experienced Optometrist stands ready to guide you through every step of the myopia management journey, from comprehensive assessments to personalized treatment plans tailored to your child's unique needs.

Beyond Miyosmart and Stellest: Exploring Alternatives

While Miyosmart and Stellest lenses offer groundbreaking solutions, we understand that one size does not fit all. That's why Roots Opticians offers a diverse range of spectacle and contact lens options, ensuring that every child receives the most effective and comfortable form of myopia management. From specialized contact lenses to advanced spectacle designs, we leave no stone unturned in our quest to safeguard your child's vision.

Your Child's Vision, Our Priority

At Roots Opticians, we believe that every child deserves clear vision and a bright future. With our unwavering commitment to excellence and cutting-edge technology, we're here to empower families and protect the precious gift of sight. Join us in the fight against myopia – together, we can make a difference.

FAQ’s with Myopia management lenses
Unfortunately the NHS does not cover the cost of these lenses
Currently at Roots Opticians the starting price for Myopia Management lenses which includes fittings and consultations starts at £390.00. Please book an initial consultation with is free of cost and we will be happy to discuss this with you.