THE MYOPIA CLINIC
MELBOURNE'S COMPREHENSIVE MYOPIA CONTROL & ORTHO K CLINIC
Our focus is to give every child and young adult with myopia in Melbourne the best opportunity to maintain good eyesight and eye health.
We treat the cause of myopia, not just the symptoms.
We offer all the options to treat and manage your child's myopia condition.
We are an optometry clinic dedicated to providing expert myopia care for all.
What's myopia? That's the medical term for what is commonly called short-sightedness or near-sightedness. It means blurred vision in the far distance.
While most people think blurred vision just means wearing a pair of glasses, it's actually much more than that. Myopia occurs when the eye grows too long. It is a progressive eye condition that significantly increases the risk of eye disease and blindness in life. Regular glasses and contact lenses are only masking the symptoms of myopia, by reducing blur.
Glasses only reduce the symptoms of myopia. It's time to think differently.
At our clinic we treat the cause of myopia — eye growth. With evidence-based treatments we can now slow or even stop your child's eyesight deterioration. This is called Myopia Control. Preventing your child's degree of myopia from increasing with effective treatment gives them the opportunity to enjoy a lifetime of better vision, the potential for better eye health, and avoiding thick and heavy glasses.
We offer a full range of myopia treatments including Orthokeratology (Ortho K corneal reshaping lenses worn at night, or OK lenses), dual-focus soft contact lenses, special types of spectacle lenses and medicated eye drops, to reduce abnormal eye growth that causes myopia to develop and progress in children and adolescents.
If your child is already wearing glasses, or has worsening eyesight each year, ask how we can help.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Our optometrist is an expert in children's myopia management in Melbourne.
Optometrist Dr Philip Cheng is one of Australia's leading clinical practitioners in the area of Myopia Control and Orthokeratology. Trained at the University of Melbourne and with over 15 years of experience, Philip has full endorsements to prescribe therapeutic eye treatments and renowned expertise in the fitting of Ortho K lenses.
At this clinic you can expect the most up-the-date knowledge and professional advice on the best ways to manage your child's short-sightedness and to prevent the continual worsening of their vision.
If you have any concerns about your child's vision or questions about advice given by another practitioner, we welcome you to seek a second opinion with us. Our optometrist can give you an expert opinion on your child's level of myopia, rate of progression and the treatment options best suited for their needs. Your child's eyes are too important to be left to chance.
Orthokeratology — Ortho K or OK lens — is overnight vision correction with special hard contact lenses worn at night-time during sleep. This advanced corneal shaping treatment to restore clear vision is safe, effective and non-invasive.
We design and fit the latest generation of fully-customised Ortho K lenses for both children and adults. Many adults wear Ortho K for the freedom of seeing clearly again, without the need to wear glasses or contacts during the day. For kids, Ortho K corrects their vision as well as significantly slowing their eyesight deterioration.
Experience matters for successful fitting of complex Ortho K lenses and for best results. Our optometrist is an accredited member of the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania (OSO), the International Academy of Orthokeratology & Myopia Control (IAOMC), and the Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA). We are chosen and trusted by families across Melbourne for their children's Ortho K vision treatment.
BLOG | INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Our optometrist is a contributing writer for My Kids Vision, an international blog for parents on children's vision and eye health issues. He is passionate about raising public awareness and helping more parents around the world understand and learn about myopia, so that more children can receive the care and help they need.
Knowledge is power. We give parents the information to make good decisions for their children's eyesight.
What every parent needs to know if their child is wearing glasses for short-sightedness.
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