Lukas Graham: Love SomeoneiTunesAmazon

Improving short-sightedness with Christopher Nixon Optometrists

Black and white eyeball

Published at 3:56pm 14th August 2018. (Updated at 4:11pm 14th August 2018)

Christopher Nixon Optometrists Promoted by
Christopher Nixon Optometrists

By the year 2050, up to half the world's population could be short-sighted. However, a new lens on the market can help control the condition and Christopher Nixon Optometrists in Starbeck are here to tell us more.

Myopia, or short-sightedness, is a very common condition that causes distant objects to appear blurred, while close objects can be seen clearly. An estimated 1 in 3 suffer with it and in children, it's beginning to appear earlier than ever before.

 Possible Causes

  • Genetics - If you don't have any short-sightedness amidst your parents, the risk is 1 in 5 and that rises to 1 in 3 if one parent suffers, or 1 in 2 if both have myopia.
  • Screens - The amount of time we now spend in front of a screen, whether that be a computer at work, tablet or simply your smart phone, all play a part in weakening eyesight.
  • Poor Lighting - Attempting to read in a dimly lit area is never good for your eyes.  You have to get the balance right.
iPhone social media screen
Screen time reducing eyesight

MiSight

Contact lens manufacturer "CooperVision," whom Christopher Nixon Optometrists use, have produced a new lens called "MiSight." The lens is designed to control the growth of the eyeball, so it reduces the rate of change of the axial length of the eye and that is the driving force when it comes to short-sightedness worsening.

You can learn more about this new technology by listening to Stray FM's Ben Franklin chatting to Giles at Christopher Nixon Optometrists.

Listen on Audioboom

Read and listen to more health stories from Stray FM.

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Stray FM

Newer article

Leeds rugby team says RhiNO to cancer

Health: Yorkshire Cancer Research have partnered up with Leeds Rhinos.

Older article

Does my child have autism?

Health: And how a diagnosis would make a difference.

Top articles

Urgent checks after fake psychiatrist practised in NHS for 22 years

National: Up to 3,000 foreign doctors are being urgently checked after a fake psychiatrist was allowed to practise for 22 years with no qualification.

Jeremy Hunt warns Iran: Stop jailing innocent Britons

World: Jeremy Hunt has warned Iran to stop putting innocent people in prison as he prepares to visit the country for the first time.

Philadelphia Eagles 7-48 New Orleans Saints: Drew Brees throws four TDs in rout

Sport: Drew Brees passed for 363 yards and four touchdowns as the New Orleans Saints won their ninth straight with a 48-7 demolition of the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Diddy breaks silence over ex Kim Porter's sudden death

Showbiz: Hip hop star Sean "Diddy" Combs has broken his silence three days after the death of ex, Kim Porter, with whom he had two children.

More teachers urge council to rethink "catastrophic" school cuts

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Its proposing cutting funding to Pupil Referral Units, which take on excluded students.

Harrogate Hospice's sculpture tribute for loved-ones

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: A new sculpture will pay a lasting tribute to loved-ones at Harrogate's Spring Flower Show.

TV's Helen Skelton excited for Stray Christmas

Showbiz: With the launch of Stray Christmas, festive fan Helen Skelton speaks to Stray FM's Pete Egerton

Elf School opens in Harrogate for shopping parents

Health: Now available for busy Mums and Dads.

Behind The Scenes: Policing rural North Yorkshire

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Stray FM went out on a shift with Craven's Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Skipton brewer creates exclusive beer for popular bar

Food and Drink: One town centre bar is proud to launch 'Goldies'

Extra investment needed in Harrogate district's cycling routes

Health: Cycling charity Sustrans has highlighted the Follifoot underpass and Wetherby railway path extension routes as priorities.

Top Party Dresses for the Festive Season

Christmas: Local Blogger, the Harrogate Girl, picks the best frocks, gowns and outfits for the big Christmas parties of 2017.

The Yorkshire floods: one year on

Special Reports: People affected by last year's downpours describe what has happened in the last 12 months

Have you listened to Stray on a smart speaker?

Stray FM Station News: Black Friday deals are making it easier and cheaper than ever to access the Stray family of radio stations, including our brand new Stray Christmas station

Delve into deliciousness at Mother Shiptons Inn

Test pages: We sent Stray FM's James Stanley to try out the new menu at Mother Shipton's Inn Knaresborough.

Storm Ali hits North & West Yorkshire

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Follow the latest updates as travel and services are affected.

LIVE: Stage 4 of the Tour de Yorkshire

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The Final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire is on today today, passing through Otley, Blubberhouses, Pateley Bridge and Skipton.

Tour de Yorkshire host venues confirmed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be no re-run of this year's memorable Tour de France stage finish in Harrogate.

Poll

Will you be watching I'm a Celebrity this year?

Trending in Yorkshire

Here's why North Yorkshire County Council is appealing to the Home Secretary

It's over limited powers holding Police Commissioners to account

Taxi drivers are furious with Harrogate Council AGAIN

Proposals will see money "coming out of our wages"

Extra investment needed in Harrogate district's cycling routes

Cycling charity Sustrans has highlighted the Follifoot underpass and Wetherby railway path extension routes as priorities.

Fewer people killed or seriously injured on North Yorkshire roads.

There have been almost 16 per cent fewer accidents between 2010 and 2017.

More news...