You are most likely to develop short-sightedness if your parents are short-sighted. Myopia is increasing worldwide and is increasing at a rate which can’t just be explained by genetics alone.
There is currently no cure for short-sightedness (myopia). Even laser surgery in adulthood doesn’t change the length of the eye, just the front surface, so doesn’t change the risk of conditions associated with myopia.
The aim of myopia control is to slow or halt the progression of myopia. Research into myopia has shown that the light going to the periphery of the retina is responsible for eye growth or the lack of it. As normal contact lenses don’t change the way the light hits the peripheral retina they aren’t effective at controlling the length of the eye.
However, other forms of contact lenses have been shown to change the way that the light reaches the peripheral retina whilst still giving clear vision and have a proven effect on slowing the progression of myopia. The results vary for individual children and there is no way to predict what the effect will be for a particular child.
EyeDream is a form of orthokeratology. Orthokeratology lenses are worn overnight to gently reshape the front of the eye so that the lenses can be removed in the morning and give crisp, natural vision all day.