We're delighted to announce joint winners for our kids poster competition. It's thirteen year old Rebekah Taylor and her brother Ethan who is seven! Congratulations to both of them!
At Eric Mercer’s, we are delighted to offer new MiSight 1 day contact lenses. MiSight are the first daily disposable lenses proven to slow the progression of myopia (short-sightedness) in children.
What is myopia
Myopia occurs when the eyeball grows too long for the eye's focusing system. That means images are focused in front of the retina instead of directly on it, causing blurred vision in the distance.
The myopia boom
Recent research shows that myopia is rising sharply around the world. It is estimated that around 30% of the world's population is now myopic. In east Asia, the problem has reached epidemic proportions with 90% of teenagers being myopic. In the UK, myopia has doubled over the last 50 years with rates set to rise in coming decades.
MiSight’s clever dual-focus design allows children to see clearly while at the same time slowing down eyeball growth. Three years of extensive scientific trials have shown that wearing MiSight lenses reduces myopic progression in children by 59% on average.
While some parents worry that their children won't be able to manage contact lenses, we find most children adapt to handling and wearing lenses quicker than adults! Kids also find them comfortable with clear vision for all everyday activities - including sports and school work. At the end of the recent 3-year study, 90% of children said they preferred wearing MiSight lenses to wearing their glasses.
Find out more
For more information, check out our myopia control webpage or call in to see us. We'd be happy to discuss your child's eyesight and tell you more about myopia control options.