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“Putting my son into night lenses was THE best thing we ever did for him. He pops them in at night, they work while he sleeps, he takes them out in the morning and has perfect sight. Off he goes to school – no glasses on his face, no contact lenses in his eye – complete freedom. He has nothing to worry about when he goes swimming or plays sports. We tried sports glasses once when he played rugby which he hated as they were uncomfortable and singled him out. Prescription goggles are fine until they come off, but he obviously didn’t want to wear them on the beach, and glasses just aren’t fun on the beach. Now, as he says, he’s ‘normal’. As soon as he stopped wearing his glasses his head went up, his confidence came back and girls started to notice him… although he was too shy and being a typical boy not to notice! Night lenses TRANSFORMED his life. 100%. As a bonus his myopia (short sight) has stabilised which means he’ll now have less risk of eye disease linked to his myopia when he’s older. He was on course for not being able to see the top letter of the eye chart later on in life, now he’ll see most of them. The first day he opened his eyes and looked around with nothing on his eyes my wife and I pretty much cried – he walked around the room saying “Look, I can see that … wow, I never saw that on the wall … look out the window … wowsers!!!” Giving him his eyes back was a life moment for us all. I’d recommend night lenses to all parents. Tom, Benjamin’s dad.

Screen stare | Myopia Progression (Short sight getting worse) | Future eye health risks

In the UK we are routinely told by opticians “Your son/daughter has short sight, let’s fit them up for glasses”. As parents we barely flinch. Short sight is common right? Harmless?

However, if they said “We’re sorry to say that your son/daughter has Myopia, a condition which, if not controlled now as a child or in their teens will mean a 40% increased risk of eye disease later on in life and, in the worst cases, an inability to see the top letter of the eye chart when they are your age, or legal blindness” … we would sit up and take note right?

Short sight is a casual term for Myopia, which is a condition that can cause eye disease later on in life. High blood pressure is a condition that can cause heart disease. Control your blood pressure and you reduce your risk of heart disease and a heart attack. Same thing here. Control Myopia early in childhood and your children will benefit later on in life. Moreover, uncontrolled their eyesight will get worse. It doesn’t need to. It can be stablised with less screen time, 14 hours outdoors per week and also with night lenses. CLICK HERE to read more about Myopia, Myopia Progression and Myopia Control for your child.

TOP TIP! We all struggle to get our kids to cut down on screen time. If they have progressive myopia, know that screen stare just isn’t good for their eye health. On the link above there’s a simple guide to show your kids what they have, to walk through it and chat about it together. Maybe explain it to them in terms of a diabetic and sugar. Excessive screen time isn’t good for their eye health in a similar way. A compromise could be instead of watching youtube on their mobile at less than a foot, stream it onto the TV and watch from the normal sofa distance.

 

 

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