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Myopia Control in Oshawa, ON

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Keeping Your Child’s Eyesight in Focus

Myopia is the clinical name for nearsightedness. This refractive error causes distant objects to appear blurry while nearby objects remain clear. The cause of myopia is complex, with recent studies showing that it’s likely a combination of genetics and environmental factors.

Myopia affects nearly 30% of Canadians. It most often develops during childhood and worsens throughout the teenage years as the eye continues to grow. Generally, eyesight will stabilize around age 20.

Myopia is easily diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam. Because children’s eyes are continuously changing, and because undiagnosed and uncorrected eye conditions can be detrimental to their social, academic, and developmental well-being, it’s important to ensure that your child undergoes annual eye exams.

What Causes Myopia?

Ultimately, 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.

How Is Myopia Treated?

There is no cure for myopia, but it can be easily 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 optometry 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.

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Where to Find Us

You can find us on the corner of Colborne Street and Kaiser Crescent.

Our Address

109 Colborne St W
Oshawa, ON L1G 1L8

Contact Information

Phone: 1 (905) 723-2721
[email protected]

Our Hours

8:30 AM5 PM
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8:30 AM4 PM

Please note: We Are Closed December 25th, December 26th, & January 1st. Happy Holidays!

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