Myopia Control
in Oshawa, ON

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Keeping Your Child’s Eyesight In Focus

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error that causes distant objects to appear blurry while nearby objects remain clear. The cause of myopia can vary, and it can affect your children from a young age.

Myopia affects nearly 30% of Canadians and can worsen throughout your child’s teenage years as the eye continues to grow. Generally, eyesight will stabilize around age 20.

Myopia is easily diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam. Your child’s eyes are constantly changing, and uncorrected eye conditions can be detrimental to their social, academic, and developmental well-being.

Get started on myopia control early—contact us to schedule your appointment today.

What Causes Myopia?

Myopia is caused by an error in how light is focused when it enters the eye. In a “normal” eye, the cornea bends the light through the pupil, which directs it to the lens. The lens then focuses the light so it lands on the retina. The retina converts this light to neural signals and sends the information to the brain as clear images. 

If the cornea is too steeply curved or the eye is too long, light is focused in front of the retina, making distant objects appear blurry. 

The Early Symptoms of Myopia

Recognizing myopia early in your children can be difficult, but some common signs and symptoms to look out for can include:

  • Trouble seeing faraway objects
  • Needing to squint to see clearly
  • Eye strain
  • Headaches

If your children bring up these symptoms or you notice them, that can be your sign to schedule an eye exam with our team. We can help you explore different myopia control methods.

How Is Myopia Treated?

There is no cure for myopia, but it can be managed in children with eyeglasses or contact lenses. There are also various methods that are shown to slow the progression of myopia in children. These include:

If your child is diagnosed with myopia, please book a time with our team to discuss your child’s options for myopia control. We will perform a full, comprehensive eye exam and go over the best options for you and your child. 

Helping Your Children Manage Myopia

Your kids undergo crucial visual development in their younger years, and we don’t want myopia to interfere with that. Through education and different myopia control methods, we want to help your children enjoy long-term, clear vision. 

Contact us to schedule your appointment today and get a head start on controlling the progression of myopia in your children.

Where to Find Us

You can find us at the intersection of Simcoe Street and Conlin Road. There’s plenty of parking available outside the clinic.

Our Address

  • 2069 Simcoe Street North
  • Oshawa, ON L1G 0C9

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With our location on the corner of Simcoe and Conlin, we have more room to display our incredible frame selection. Our team knows that choosing your eyewear can be a very personal experience. We have something for everyone. 

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