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EyeDream and myopia control

What is Myopia?

For people who are myopic, near objects are clear while distant objects appear blurry. This is usually because the eye becomes too long to focus correctly. Myopia, or short-sightedness, has become worryingly prevalent and has reached epidemic levels. An estimated 2.5 billion people will be affected worldwide by 2020*.

The condition is influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. So, a child is more likely to develop myopia if one or both of their parents have the condition, but the recent prevalence cannot be explained by genetics alone.

Unfortunately, a childhood diagnosis of myopia means life-long eye care and, worse still, the condition brings with it a higher risk of developing serious eye conditions, such as retinal detachment and glaucoma.

Myopia Prevention

Research indicates that children who are genetically predisposed to myopia (children with short-sighted parents) can reduce their chances of developing the condition by increasing the amount of time they spend outdoors.

It is believed that natural, outdoor light on the retina protects the eye from lengthening and therefore becoming myopic. Around 14 hours a week spent outdoors has been shown to reduce the chance of a person becoming myopic  – even in overcast weather.

Unfortunately, once a child becomes short-sighted, the amount of time spent outdoors ceases to impact on the eye, so exposure to natural light is only preventative. It should however, be considered from as early in a child’s life as possible.

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Myopia Control

There is, as yet, no cure for myopia. The physical change of the elongated eyeball cannot be reversed (even laser-eye surgery can’t do this) and that’s why myopia control is so important. The aim is to slow down, or halt, the progression of myopia, and this is becoming increasingly effective, especially in children and teenagers.

Orthokeratology is playing a key role in myopia control all over the world. Recent studies have indicated that myopia develops at a much slower rate, and can even be halted, in children fitted with orthokeratology lenses. The results vary for each individual child, but most experts maintain that these lenses are the best available option for children suffering from myopia.

EyeDream

EyeDream is a form of orthokeratology. These ground breaking lenses are worn overnight to gently reshape the front of the eye. In the morning, the lenses are removed, and the wearer can enjoy crisp, corrected vision all day. EyeDream lenses are effective, affordable and have proved life-changing for thousands of people.

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EyeDream wearers enjoy many benefits, including:

  • The best opportunity to reduce or halt the progression of myopia and avoid the risk of future complications with vision
  • The freedom to swim, play sports and enjoy an active lifestyle without the restriction of specs and lenses
  • Piece of mind for parents – lenses are worn at night and at home so lens wear and care can be monitored and there is no need to worry about lost specs or contacts

The Science

EyeDream lenses gently reshape the curvature of the eye overnight, creating a slightly flatter cornea. The cornea plays a key role in creating a sharp, optical focus.

Upon waking, the slight change in cornea curvature is enough to create clear, sharp vision for the duration of the day. In addition, it is believed that the refocusing of light on the peripheral retina slows down the progression of myopia in children.

EyeDream uses a tried and tested design that has been in use since 2002, and is only ever performed by an optical specialist trained in corneal topography. It is non-invasive, comfortable and safe.

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Who is Suitable for EyeDream?

EyeDream is recommended for patients with mild to moderate myopia:

  • A spherical spectacle description of -0.75D up to -5.00D
  • Astigmatism of up to -2.50D

Telephone 020 8907 5270 to find out more about Eyedream and to book a suitability consultation.

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Easter greetings

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We hope you have a peaceful Easter.

We will be closed from Thursday 29th March and will re-open on Thursday 5th April.

If you wish to make an appointment please email info@t-v-c.com or click here.

Best wishes

Tanveer, Jabir, Zera and David

 

 

 

 

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

We wish you all a  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We will be closed from Sunday 24th December and will re-open on Thursday 4th January.

If you wish to make an appointment please email info@t-v-c.com or click here.

Best wishes

Tanveer, Jabir, Zera and David

 

 

 

 

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Tanveer to run the Rome Marathon 2017 for the UN Refugee Agency

Tanveer will join thousands of runners in the Italian capital this April  to run  26.2 miles in order to raise vital funds for the United Nations  Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

image-6934-1Tanveer is the senior optometrist at The Vision Clinic in Harrow. This will be her third marathon having run the London Marathon in 2015 and the Paris Marathon last year. She has raised nearly £5000  for the charity Fight for Sight, the UK’s leading charity that funds pioneering eye research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease.

This year Tanveer has  chosen to support another cause close to her heart. “I really wanted to support the United Nations Refugee Agency  because it works to protect and assist refugees everywhere. There are over 21.3 million refugees in the world today and more than half of them are under 18 years of age. None of us can forget that haunting image of a drowned child being recovered from the sea. When I saw that footage, I was determined to raise funds for this charity which literally saves lives…”

To support Tanveer and the UNCHR , The Vision Clinic will donate £1 from every eye examination between January and March to this great charity.

Most recently, the UNHCR  in Lebanon has provided help to 870,000 people in need. This includes providing cash assistance to allow vulnerable families to buy fuel and other winter essentials. They also distribute blankets, stoves and materials to enable people to weatherproof their fragile shelters.

To support Tanveer and the United Nations Refugee Agency in their life – saving work, just click on this link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tanveer-Asaria3. For further information on the United Nations  Refugee Agency please visit http://www.unhcr.org/uk/

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

We wish you all a  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We will be closed from Friday 23rd December and will re-open on Thursday 5th January.

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If you wish to make an appointment please email info@t-v-c.com or click here.

Best wishes
Tanveer, Jabir, Zera and David

 

 

 

 

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FREE COMFORT trial of 1- Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal Contact Lenses

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Is it becoming difficult to read fine print or see in low light? Have you begun moving your phone further away to find the ‘sweet spot’ where you can see it more clearly?

 

The obvious solution may be a pair of reading glasses or varifocal spectacles. However, another option is multifocal contact lenses and they may be the best choice for your lifestyle.

Look – no glasses!!

Your eyes are the first thing people notice about you. Let them BE SEEN with new 1-Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal Contact Lenses. You’ll experience clear vision – near, far and in between – so you can continue doing the things you love!

Sara Cox, radio and TV personality now wears these brilliant lenses. Click here to find out more about her experience..

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So why not visit the practice  for your FREE COMFORT trial* of 1-Day Acuvue Moist  Multifocal Contact Lenses worth £25? Alternatively, book an appointment by calling 0208 907 5270 or emailing us on info@t-v-c.com.

* Eye examination and professional fitting fees may apply and are not included.

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Ana Hickmann launches at The Vision Clinic

Are you looking for frames that exude class, glamour and personality – just like you in a way? Then look no further than our new Ana Hickmann range of eyewear. We were dazzled by them when we recently attended Silmo , the premier spectacle catwalk in Paris last month.

I can hear you ask – who is Ana Hickmann? Well, she is the Brazilian version of Victoria Beckham but being Brazilian obviously more beautiful. A model of international fame, she launched her fashion line of signature clothing, cosmetics and accessories such as shoes, handbags and sunglasses a few years ago.

 

The Autumn / Winter collection is called “Challenger” which is inspired by Polo – the frames exude both presence as well as finesse. Semi – precious materials such as mother- of -pearl and Swarovski crystals add a touch of elegance.

 

 

Visit us at The Vision Clinic  to  express your inner Audrey Hepburn  and try these gorgeous frames!! Alternatively, book an appointment by calling 0208 907 5270 or emailing us on info@t-v-c.com.