Myopia Control in Oakville

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An Early Approach to Myopia Control

Myopia (nearsightedness) is a vision error that can affect your child’s distance vision from a young age. Children who can’t see clearly may struggle at school, have difficulty paying attention in class, or have difficulty playing sports since they can’t see everything that’s going on. 

Through regular eye exams and different myopia control methods, we can help control myopia progression to reduce its impact on your child’s quality of life. We offer several myopia control options, including MiSight contact lenses, MiYOSMART lenses, and low-dose atropine drops.

We aim to help your children enjoy clear vision—contact us to schedule your appointment today.

Understanding Myopia Control

Myopia control offers proactive ways to manage your child’s nearsightedness and protect their long-term eyesight. It involves various tools and treatments to prevent or slow your child’s myopia progression as their eyes grow.

Depending on your child’s specific needs, we may recommend:

The Early Signs & Symptoms of Myopia

Sometimes, children can struggle with their vision but are unable to communicate that something is wrong. Recognizing myopia in your children can be difficult, but watching for these signs can help:

  • Complaining of not being able to see distant objects.
  • Squinting while watching TV or playing outdoors.
  • Avoiding activities like sports or outdoor games.
  • Frequent headaches, especially after near work.
  • Rubbing eyes frequently.
  • Tilting the head to one side.
  • Difficulty recognizing faces or objects from a distance.

If your kids show any of these signs, schedule an eye exam to have their eyesight checked.

How Vision & Learning are Connected

The world is filled with sights and sounds, and 80% of what children learn comes through their eyes. It’s no surprise, then, that their vision plays a crucial role in their academic success.

Unidentified vision problems can significantly impact a child’s ability to:

  • Process information effectively
  • Develop essential skills like reading fluency and hand-eye coordination
  • Engage actively in the classroom

Taking a proactive approach to your child’s eye health is an investment in their future and equips them with the tools they need to reach their full potential in and outside of school.

Myopia: More Than Just Blurry Vision

Myopia isn’t just an inconvenience to vision—it can also carry potentially serious long-term risks. Understanding these risks and taking proactive steps to protect your eye health is crucial.

The main concern with myopia lies in its association with myopic macular degeneration (MMD). MMD occurs when the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for sharp vision, deteriorates in highly myopic eyes. This can lead to:

  • Difficulty reading, recognizing faces, performing daily activities
  • Blurred or distorted vision
  • Blind spots

Early detection and monitoring through regular eye exams are crucial for managing myopia and identifying potential complications early on.

Our Myopia Control Methods

Like everything we do, myopia control begins with a comprehensive eye exam

We consider several factors when recommending a particular method, including your child’s age and how comfortable they are wearing glasses or contact lenses.

MiSight Contact Lenses

MiSight 1 day lenses are soft, daily disposable contacts designed to slow down myopia progression, potentially reducing the need for stronger prescriptions later. Comfortable and easy to use, they offer clear vision today and a brighter future for your child’s sight.

MiYOSMART lenses are a unique solution for managing and slowing down the progression of myopia in what looks like normal glasses.

These advanced lenses use DIMS (Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments) technology to slow myopia progression by 60% on average compared to standard single-vision lenses.

Atropine drops are a special type of eye drop to slow myopia progression in children. They work by relaxing the muscles that focus the eye, making it see objects far away clearer and potentially slowing down eye growth.

While not a cure for myopia, they can help manage myopia and reduce the need for stronger glasses in the future.

In Your Corner with Myopia Control

Your child’s younger years are filled with adventure and crucial development. We want to be a part of helping them enjoy clear vision so they can make the most of their adventures. 

With consistent eye exams and myopia control, you can support your child’s eye health and well-being. Contact us to schedule an appointment and get started on your myopia control journey.

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  • 110 Nelson St.
  • Oakville, ON L6L 3H9

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM 7:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
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