Signs of myopia


The diagnosis of myopia

Since myopia comes under a group of conditions known as ‘refractive errors’ your optician will carry out an eye test which will include a refraction assessment. During a refraction test or assessment, your optician will ask you to look through several different lenses, testing which provides you with the best vision, whilst looking at a chart of numbers, letters, and/or pictures. This will determine which refractive error you are experiencing, thus being able to offer you a diagnosis for your symptoms.

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What happens after being diagnosed with myopia?

After you have been diagnosed with myopia, they will prescribe a pair of lenses that are most suited to correcting this refractive error. 

For children diagnosed with myopia, Essilor’s Stellest™ lens provides the perfect solution to not only correct your child’s myopia but also manage its progression. Despite all parents wanting the very best for their children, a diagnosis of myopia can lead to a permanent change to your children’s vision and can have an impact on their daily life.

With the creation of the Stellest™ lens, we have worked to offer parents and children a lens that is both practical, safe, and simple for managing the progression of myopia. In fact, on average, this lens will slow down myopia progression by 67% compared to a single vision lens! Giving you control over your child’s diagnosis. 



For parents you may notice your child doing the following:

  • Squinting regularly
  • Sitting closer to television screens and finding they need to be sat close to the front of the classroom
  • They are unaware of objects at a distant
  • Blink excessively
  • Rubbing their eyes excessively

If you or your child is experiencing any of these symptoms and you suspect you have myopia, book an appointment with your local optician for a routine eye test.

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