At Eyecare Concepts, our SightControl treatment strategies are based on published research data, in line with the most up-to-date international clinical approach to controlling myopia progression in children.
Science is always advancing. We update our treatment strategies as new research come to light, to ensure the children we look after always receive the latest and most effective treatments available.
Below are links to selected published research on current myopia control treatment options.
Some people believe that wearing a weaker prescription will help 'preserve' eyesight and avoid myopia progression. Some parents also want their child to avoid or delay wearing glasses, thinking that glasses will make their child's eyesight worse.
Unfortunately, this approach are not supported by current scientific evidence. Research has found that, on the contrary, wearing undercorrected glasses, or no glasses when needed, may actually be harmful and accelerate myopia progression, due to the effects of blurred vision on eye growth.
For this reason we do not recommend prescribing undercorrection for myopic children at our clinic.