Myopia Control in North York

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Keeping an Eye on Your Vision

Myopia, or nearsightedness, affects our ability to see objects clearly at a distance. Nearsightedness is one of the most common refractive errors in children and adults, affecting nearly 30% of the Canadian population.

Myopia occurs when the eyeball is too long, or the cornea is too curved. When this happens, light cannot focus correctly on the retina, focusing in front of it instead of on it. When light does not focus on the retina, it makes it difficult to see far away objects.

Myopia has a hereditary component, but new research suggests that myopic progression might be exacerbated by spending too much time indoors during childhood.

Myopia Management

You cannot reverse symptoms of myopia, so it is typically treated with eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, there are specific treatment methods that can help to slow the progression of myopia.

MiSight Contact Lenses

CooperVision’s MiSight 1 day contact lenses are a new style of multifocal lenses designed for children. They are disposable soft contact lenses that are worn during the day to help slow the progression of myopia.

MiSight lenses work by inducing peripheral myopic defocus. The contact has rings of varying lens powers to properly focus the eyes. In a small scale survey, 100% of parents rated their children as “happy” after they had worn MiSight 1 day contact lenses for 3 years.

Bifocal and multifocal eyeglasses allow wearers to see objects clearly both up close and at a distance. The top part of the lens is for distance and the bottom is for near objects. This style of lens worn on patients with myopia makes it easier for the eyes to change focus between distant and close-up objects.

Some research has shown that eliminating the accommodating effort required to change focus on objects may slow the progression of myopia.

Vision therapy is a noninvasive method of myopia control that involves visual aids, prisms, and computer-assisted activities. We tailor an individualized set of exercises to help build muscle strength and improve visual function.

Vision therapy can help improve the relationship between the brain and the eyes. The exercises may also help reduce convergence insufficiency, which in turn can slow myopic progression.

We are happy to examine you or your child to determine if myopia control is a suitable option. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!


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Where to Find Us

We have been serving the Greater Toronto Area since 1995. Our clinic is right on the corner of Finch Avenue West and Endell Street.

Our Address

244 Finch Avenue West
Toronto, ON M2R 1M7

Contact Information

Phone: (416) 222-7788
Text: (647) 370-2673
Fax: (416) 222-5370
[email protected]

Hours of Operations

9 AM5 PM
11 AM7 PM
8 AM4 PM
9 AM5 PM
8 AM4 PM
8 AM2 PM
Our office remains locked during office hours and all visits are currently by appointment only.
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