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It is our pleasure to provide advice on: Special lenses or custom yearly lenses for severe corneal curvature (astigmatism), multifocal or bifocal lenses for presbyopia) and also for myopia control. Overnight lenses (orthokeratology), which work for short-sightedness and which can also be used for myopia control. We also sell contact lenses under the exchange system, including their care products, and offer effective solutions for dry or irritated eyes.
Our wealth of experience enables us to provide optimal care to people with keratoconus, corneal scars or cornea transplants (keratoplasty), with scleral lenses for example. This correction presents us with an immense challenge. Most custom-made lenses are oxygen permeable and dimensionally stable.
Halt shortsightedness = myopia control
Being shortsighted means being able to see better at close range than at a distance.
Incipient shortsightedness (also known as myopia) is a major problem for many children and young people. They are restricted in their day-to-day activities because they have difficulty clearly recognising objects at a distance. In most people, shortsightedness continues to develop progressively once they reach the age of 20.
In recent years, numerous scientists, physicians, optometrists and opticians have been looking closely at this condition through clinical studies and practical activities. The results show that it is possible to halt, or at least significantly slow, the negative development.
As contact lens specialists, we draw on various tried and proven processes. Having been involved in this field since 2003, we know the best solution for you.
Myopia control: The scientific background
One trigger of myopia is concentrating close-up at between 20 and 60 cm; working at the monitor or playing computer games, for example! In people who are predisposed, the effect this has on the eye can encourage linear growth of the eyeball. Although these changes are just a few tenths of a millimetre, the length of the eyeball will then no longer match the lens in the eye. Because the viewed image emerges in front of the retina, it becomes blurred. This mechanism is an impressive one, mother nature arranges growth so that the main activity is optimally supported: in this case, close-up work.
Genetic disposition should not be under-estimated: Shortsightedness can be passed on. A child with one shortsighted parent has a 35 percent chance of inheriting the condition.
Daylight is another important factor that affects myopia. Opticians recommend that children play outdoors or do sport for two hours a day to prevent the onset or progression of myopia.
Using various techniques, it is now possible to slow or even completely stop the development of myopia under controlled conditions.
Myopia control: The benefits of early treatment
Children and adolescents in particular often feel that wearing glasses restricts their freedom of movement. Sport, spontaneous rough and tumble is no longer as easy as it was without glasses. School performance often drops until shortsightedness is diagnosed.
And there are also health reasons for keeping the development of shortsightedness as curtailed as possible. Because shortsightedness usually means linear extension of the eyeball, which exerts stress on the retina. Consequently, the sufferer's retina can develop fissures or even detach as they get older. The risk of retinal diseases increases in general.
Not least, successful myopia control avoids a restricted choice of occupation. Shortsighted people, for example, often fail to fulfil their desire to become a pilot or a policeman. In addition, a laser operation for severe shortsightedness carries a much greater risk. From this perspective too, it makes sense to minimise the effects of shortsightedness.
After all, the condition is simply irksome and impractical in day-to-day life.
Myopia control: The optimum treatment method
One of the tried and proven methods for controlling shortsightedness is orthokeratology. The contact lenses used for this are also called overnight lenses. Alternatively, soft or dimensionally stable contacts with a special lens can be used.
The wearer puts overnight lenses in during the evening before going to bed. They sleep with the lenses in and take them out again in the morning once they get up. Overnight lenses gently flatten the front surface of the cornea, the wearer sees clearly and their shortsightedness is corrected.
During the day, they do not wear any contact lenses or other visual aids. Overnight lenses are highly permeable to oxygen. In addition to the positive impact they have on shortsightedness, overnight lenses are the ideal solution for anyone who feels restricted at work or during sports activities by wearing lenses or glasses. Other benefits: no dry eyes on the computer, no dust under the lenses, no problems with hay fever.
Thanks to the special optical image on the retina, there are no further irritations that can make the shortsightedness worse. Over the long-term, this also reduces the higher risk of retinal disease.
Halt shortsightedness – with bifocal contact lenses
Bifocal lenses (not to be confused with contact lenses for presbyopia) can also slow the development of shortsightedness in many cases. Why? Because only the central part of the cornea is corrected, the existing sight around the edge is left alone. It has been discovered that this effect can halt the linear growth of the eyeball and hence stabilise shortsightedness. The same effect is seen with overnight lenses, that's why we talk about myopia control. In both cases, we are able to correct the corneal curvature.
Myopia control with glasses
Special glasses can also influence the halting of myopia progression. This is an immense and fascinating area. And that's why, after an in-depth evaluation, we find the right solution for you. We also offer attractive financing models.
For 15 years now, Ms. Scheerer has been providing some of her customers with overnight lenses. Always interested in innovative fields, she entered the Swiss market at almost the same time as overnight lenses were introduced. The experience she has garnered personally is fascinating and bodes well for the future. The results and satisfied wearers convinced her to increasingly move over to this system.
The target group for overnight lenses must be carefully enlightened and then given precise instructions. Hygienic handling of contact lenses is just one prerequisite for lasting satisfaction for the user and the technician. Over the years, she has found that 90% of her overnight lens wearers do not become any more shortsighted. By attending training courses at home and abroad, she has fortified her work in her own business through new specialist research. She is convinced that wearing overnight lenses, also called Ortho-K, is an effective method of keeping shortsightedness under control. Ms. Scheerer recommends that children and young people attend an optician in advance. An optimal starting point is between -2.00 and -3.50 dioptres. More severe shortsightedness can also be treated with Ortho-K, although the sensible limit would appear to be -5.00 dpt. In addition to the positive impact they have for myopia control, overnight lenses are the ideal solution for anyone who feels restricted at work or during sports activities by wearing lenses or glasses. Other benefits: no dry eyes on the computer, no dust under the lenses, no problems with hay fever. Presbyopia can also be corrected with Ortho-K. Using various optical techniques, it is now possible to slow or even completely stop the development of myopia under controlled conditions. Further questions are answered on the homepage www.scheereroptik.ch in the Contact lenses section. Ms. Scheerer has over 30 years of experience with contact lenses. In a no-obligation consultation on her premises, you can find out which solution is the right one for you. An appointment is essential, since certain measurements have to be taken to ensure a reliable consultation.
Dry eye has become a widespread condition. However, many people do not know that their eyes are dry because symptoms have been misinterpreted. A dry eye usually involves a reduced quantity of tear fluid or changed composition of the tear film. This is caused by a number of factors: Our modern everyday life at the computer encourages dry eye due to lack of blinking. This phenomenon is also a side effect of various medications or systemic diseases. Environment, climate, diet or hormones (oestrogen, androgens) also play a role.
Typical symptoms include irritation, redness, burning and a foreign body sensation. Have you ever asked yourself why your eyes get tired so quickly, why you become less able to see as the day goes on or why you are constantly weeping? These are also signs of an imbalance in the tear film.
Because a chronic imbalance in the tear film can cause permanent damage to the conjunctiva and cornea, consistent treatment, usually over the long-term, is important. Various preparations and eyelid care can largely restore the balance of the tear fluid. A detailed analysis of the tear film will help us devise the best treatment for you. We can draw on our long-standing practical experience to offer a treatment plan suited to your needs. Call us and arrange a half-hour appointment.
Soft or hard contact lenses, we will find the best solution for you - including the finance.