The Yorkshire branches of a leading opticians have launched a transformational contact lens to help sufferers of myopia – or short sightedness.
Ortho-K lenses – now available in Bayfields Opticians and Audiologists Headingly, Wakefield, Pontefract, Leeds University and Camberley stores – are worn overnight and reshape the cornea itself to ensure day-long clear vision for myopia sufferers, while MiSight daily disposables correct the existing condition as well as the peripheral de-focus.
Myopia is a common eye health problem, which is brought on by the eye growing longer in shape, causing distance vision to become blurry, and requires glasses or contact lenses to make sight clear again. People with the condition are most commonly diagnosed between the ages of eight and 18, with the condition usually getting worse through teenage years and into their early twenties.
Alison Higgin, an optometrist with Bayfields Opticians and Audiologists in Harrogate, said: “Myopia can cause diseases such as glaucoma or myopic maculopathy later in life, which is why extensive research has been carried out into ways to reduce the issue and potentially reverse the condition altogether.
“Anything we can do to prevent further problems or diseases from occurring, or simply make life more comfortable for people living with myopia, is beneficial so we’re delighted to now be able to offer Ortho-K in five of our branches, and MiSight in all of our Yorkshire stores.”