Myopia Control
in Richmond Hill

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Taking Action Today Could Save Your Child’s Vision Tomorrow

As a parent, you would do nearly anything to safeguard your child’s future. If your child is nearsighted, you make sure they have glasses so they can see things far away. But what if you could protect their vision and ocular health into adulthood?

Optical Eyeworks offers myopia control, which can prevent the need for heavy prescriptions and the development of potentially serious eye conditions later in your child’s life.

Request an appointment today with an optometrist to find out if myopia control is right for your child.

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What Is Myopia?

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error that allows kids to see objects up close without a problem but prevents them from seeing far off objects clearly.

In a non-myopic eye, the cornea refracts light to focus directly on the retina—the tissue lining the back of the eye. On the other hand, kids with myopia typically have longer eyeballs, which causes light to focus in front of the retina rather than directly on it.

As kids grow, their eyes grow with them, getting longer and longer, making their refractive error worse.

There is no definitive answer for what causes myopia, although evidence suggests there’s a genetic element as well as an environmental element. For instance, children who spend more time playing outside are less likely to develop myopia.

What Is Myopia Control?

Myopia control is a process designed to correct a child’s nearsightedness in their day-to-day life while also slowing down or stopping the growth of their eye. By preventing the eye from getting significantly longer, we can avoid the need for a significantly stronger prescription in adulthood and reduce the risk of developing certain eye conditions.

Our Methods of Myopia Control

Atropine

Atropine is a medication delivered through eye drops that help relax the focusing mechanism of the eye. There are a few theories as to why this works, but doctors suspect it has to do with alleviating eye strain.

Miyosmart and Myovision are products produced by 2 different brands using the same principle: shifting the focus of peripheral vision. These spectacle lenses offer clear central vision while blurring peripheral vision, which essentially tells the eyes that it’s time to stop growing.

These 2 brands use different designs to accomplish a similar effect. Your optometrist will determine which brand is right for your child.

MiSight lenses are single-use daily disposable contacts that are specifically designed for kids. Because they’re only meant to be worn for a single day, MiSight contacts are less likely to cause infections due to improper hygiene or storage. These contacts also use the principle of peripheral defocus to slow or stop myopia progression.

Come See Us

Find our optometrists in Allencourt Plaza, 2 doors down from CIBC. We offer plenty of parking out front!

Our Address

642 Major Mackenzie Drive East
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1J9

Contact Information

Hours

Monday
11 AM6 PM
Tuesday
11 AM6 PM
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
11 AM6 PM
Friday
11 AM6 PM
Saturday
11 AM4 PM
Sunday
Closed

Our Services

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Eye exams for the whole family!

Myopia Control

We can help find ways to slow the progression of myopia!

Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management

Let us identify problems and care for your eyes!

High-Quality Frames

Frames that will last at affordable prices!

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