Myopia Control in Centre Wellington

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Reshaping Your Vision for a Glasses-Free Life

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common refractive error that makes distant objects appear blurry. With nearly 30% of Canadians affected by myopia, there have been extensive studies on how to slow its progression.

Corrective eyewear like glasses or single-vision contact lenses can compensate for the refractive error, but only when you’re wearing them. Laser eye surgery allows for longer-term corrections, but there are limitations.

Several methods have shown promise in slowing the progression of myopia in children.

Myopia Symptoms

Typical symptoms of myopia include:

  • Trouble seeing things that are far away
  • Needing to squint to see clearly
  • Eye strain (when your eyes feel tired or sore), not to be confused with digital eye strain

Is Myopia Control Right for My Child?

Controlling Myopia with Atropine

There are some prescription solutions to myopia progression as well. Atropine drops have had some success in slowing or halting myopia progression from a mild form to high myopia. While it can’t hinder the growth of the eyeball into an elongated shape, a course of atropine might help you or your children with myopia control.

Studies have found that myopic children experienced less myopic progression with the help of special contact lenses, specifically multifocal contact lenses. When wearing multifocal contact lenses, some children experienced slower progression, as well as slower axial length growth. Axial length growth should be keenly monitored and controlled if it exceeds healthy range.

Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) uses special rigid gas-permeable (RGB) contact lenses to gradually and carefully reshape the cornea to improve vision.

RGP lenses allow your cornea to breathe at night. With this key capability, your eyes can remain healthy while your corneas are reshaped. Ortho-K can provide you or your child with an effective alternative to glasses or traditional contact lenses.

Refractive errors like myopia or astigmatism are sometimes caused by irregularly-shaped corneas. Ortho-K lenses temporarily flatten the surface of the cornea overnight, providing clear vision during the day without glasses or contact lenses.

Our Location

Centre Wellington, Ontario

We’re eager to see all of our patients, but please confirm an appointment before visiting. Booking ahead is the safest measure for ensuring a qualified staff member is available to help you from start to finish.

You can find us on Beatty Line in beautiful historic Fergus, Ontario.

Our Address

6420 Beatty Line North Suite 102
Fergus, ON N1M 2W3

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