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Myopia Control

Asian Girl Glasses Tree 1280 x 480Myopia (also known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness) is a common condition that causes blurry distance vision. A combination of several factors may lead to myopia, including limited exposure to natural light, close-up work, and excessive screen time, as well as, genetic factors.

Myopia control focuses on slowing the progression of myopia and reducing the risks associated with it.

At Fitzgerald Optometry, we offer a range of treatments in order to provide you with an effective, personalised form of myopia control. Williamstown and Melbourne locals are encouraged to make an appointment at our practice for a thorough examination of their vision. We can diagnose short-sightedness and offer myopia control options for children and adults.

Possible options for managing myopia include:

  • Orthokeratology: Commonly known as Ortho-K, involves wearing a special type of contact lens while you sleep at night. These lenses reshape your cornea, correct your distance vision, and play a role in slowing myopia progression.
  • Atropine eye drops: Research shows that the use of prescription eye drops can slow the progression of myopia.
  • Spectacle lenses: Our team can provide you with multifocal glasses to correct your distance vision and potentially slow the progression of myopia.
  • Soft contact lenses: Like glasses, our team can prescribe daytime contact lenses to improve your vision and reduce myopia progression.

Our optometrists may also make a range of lifestyle recommendations to help reduce your risk of developing short-sightedness.

Contact the team at Fitzgerald Optometry to learn more about your options for myopia control. Based on Douglas Parade in Williamstown, our optometrists are available for appointments six days a week.

  • Orthokeratology contact lens
    Orthokeratology, or "ortho-k," is the process of reshaping the eye with specially-designed rigid gas permeable contact lenses. The goal of ortho-k is to flatten the front surface of the eye and thereby correct mild to moderate amounts of nearsightedness and astigmatism.
  • Atropine Drops womens eye
    One of the primary causes of myopia is axial elongation, or the lengthening of the eye. In these cases, the eyeball becomes too long for the cornea and the lens, leading to short-sightedness.
  • Spectacle lenses
    Fitzgerald Optometry can recommend and prescribe a range of spectacle lenses to assist with correcting and controlling myopia (short-sightedness).
  • Soft Myopia Control Contacts
    With the soft contact lenses available from Fitzgerald Optometry, you can correct your distance vision and control the progression of myopia.