Portobello Eyecare offers the full range of optical care, from vision and eye health checks through to dispensing high-quality ophthalmic eyewear and lenses.
Comprehensive Eye Tests
Myopia today represents a global health crisis, with five billion people, or half of the world’s population, expected to be myopic by 2050. It can progress rapidly in children and may lead to sight-threatening eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment and macular degeneration later in life.
When detected early, myopia control solutions can help in slowing down its progression in children, reducing such risks and ensuring a better quality of life.
The Stellest™ lens now available from Portobello Eyecare has been designed with an exclusive and pioneering technology called “H.A.L.T.” technology (Highly Aspherical Lenslet Target) by Essilor’s industry-leading research and development teams. It is the culmination of more than 30 years of academic studies, product design, rigorous research efforts, and collaborating with the top research institutes and myopia experts.
The Stellest™ lens provides myopia correction and sharp far vision through a single vision zone and myopia control through H.A.L.T.* technology. The H.A.L.T.* technology consists of a constellation of aspherical lenslets spread on 11 rings and was designed to create for the first time, a volume of signal that slows down the elongation of the eye. The power on each ring has been ingeniously determined to guarantee a volume of signal always in front of the retina and following its shape, to achieve consistent myopia slowdown.
The ongoing state-of-the-art three-year clinical trial on 167 myopic children started in 2018 in Essilor’s joint Research and Development Center with its key partner, the Wenzhou Medical University, in China.
The results of this study demonstrate compelling evidence that Essilor Stellest™ lenses are one of the most effective options available for slowing down myopia progression in children today
Symptoms described may be as follows:
- movement of print
- blurring of print
- letters changing shape or size
- letters fading or becoming darker
- patterns appearing, sometimes describes as 'worms' or 'rivers' running through print
- illusions of colour – blobs of colour on the page or colours surrounding letters or words
- rapid tiring
- headache or eyestrain
- oversensitivity to light.
Or if you are observing a child, you may notice them:
- moving closer to or away from page
- becoming restless
- using their finger as a marker
- skipping words and lines
- rubbing their eyes and blinking excessively
- being reluctant to read
- having a short concentration span when reading.
If you are concerned about any of this, pop in or call Portobello Eyecare for advice.
Advice & Aftercare
We want to look after the eye health of our local community so are only too happy to advise you on eyecare options for the whole family. Continuity of care is important to us and you can always pop in with any questions, or give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.
We also want you to get the best out of your eyewear. Our aftercare means we’ll always check the fit of your glasses, adjust them if required, replace parts if possible. And we’ll keep an eye (pun intended) on your contact lens experience, checking the fit and vision result is working for you.
You will find Portobello Eyecare at:
3 Portobello Parade,
We look forward to seeing you at Portobello Eyecare soon.