Myopia Control in Scarborough

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What is Myopia?

Myopia is a condition which causes poor long distance vision. You may have heard it referred to as nearsightedness.

My can develop for a variety of reasons, but the end result is generally a longer eye shape that focuses light that enters the eye in front of your retina, instead of on it. This leads to blurry distance vision.

Why Does My Child Have Myopia?

  • Increased screen time: Children around the world are relying more on digital screens than ever before. Because of this, myopia may develop as a result of the stress digital devices can put on your child’s eyes.
  • Myopic parents: Myopia has a strong genetic component. If you or your partner have myopia, your child may be at a higher risk of developing the condition.
  • Less time spent outdoors: Studies have shown that a deficiency of sunlight exposure contributes to an increased risk of myopia.

The prevalence of myopia and high myopia are increasing globally at an alarming rate. In fact, it is estimated that nearly 50% of the world’s population may have myopia by 2050.

  • Myopia is a progressive condition.
  • The higher the prescription, the higher risk your child has for retinal damage and vision loss down the road.

Treatment options

Ortho K contact lenses are hard contact lenses worn overnight that gently reshape the front of the eye, slowing down the progression of myopia and allowing your child to live glasses free.

This treatment works best for children whose prescription hasn’t progressed too high, so make sure you get your child evaluated early if you think this may be an option for you.

Multifocal contact lenses reduce the strain on your child’s eye when doing tasks up close, removing one of the signals telling your eye to maladapt to the near visual world.

Low dose atropine drops instilled daily is shown to slow the progression, this is often used in conjunction with other methods

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3465 Kingston Road
Scarborough, ON M1M 1R4

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Phone: 416-265-8777
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