Rebecca Wayman

Opticians in Yorkshire set to combat short sightedness with 'revolutionary' eyewear

The Yorkshire branches of an opticians have launched a new contact lens to help sufferers of short sightedness.

Ortho-K lenses are now available in Bayfields Opticians and Audiologists Headingley, Wakefield, Pontefract, University of Leeds and Camberley stores.

They can be worn overnight and aim to reshape the cornea itself to ensure day-long clear vision for myopia (short sightedness) sufferers, while MiSight daily disposables could correct the existing condition as well as the peripheral de-focus.

Myopia is a common eye health problem, brought on by the eye growing longer in shape, causing distance vision to become blurry. It often causes the need to wear glasses or contact lenses.

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.”

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