Myopia (nearsightedness) is occurring in children more frequently, at a younger age and to a greater degree than ever before. Unfortunately, childhood myopia leads to a high prescription come adulthood, resulting in thick glasses or dependence on contact lenses.
How Does Myopia Control Work?
Myopia may increase as a result of an elongated eye, where the focal point falls in front of the retina. This is often genetic. Another cause of myopia progression is visual fatigue and stress on the eye from too much near activity and not enough time outdoors. This is the likely cause of the increase in the incidence of childhood myopia abundantly seen today. Myopia control treatments exercise the eye muscles, allowing for small changes to the eye’s overall structure or focusing process to reduce eye strain. Myopia control is a type of physical therapy for your child’s eyes and is designed to slow down the progression of myopia. Early intervention is crucial to keeping the prescription from climbing, preserving your child’s uncorrected distance vision. Dr Pink Sidhu and Associates offers a variety of myopia control treatments for your family. For more information about myopia control request an appointment for your child today.
Distance glasses are the most common treatment for childhood myopia. Although they will improve your child’s distance vision and allow them to see the blackboard in school or the television, they can actually make it harder for your child’s eyes to focus on things close up, causing strain. Multifocal glasses and contact lenses, have different corrective powers throughout the lens, allowing your child to see clearly at distance with a lesser power at near to alleviate eye strain or visual fatigue. This, in turn, prevents their prescription from increasing too quickly. lenses
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Low-dose atropine eye drops are another form of myopia control for children, recommended by Elite Vision Therapy Centre. These drops are administered to your child on a daily basis to reduce eye strain and slow the progression of myopia. The drops temporarily reduce the eye’s ability to focus at near, relaxing the eyes and controlling myopia. Side effects include slightly dilated pupils.
Dr. Pink Sidhu and Associates At Weston Eyecare Optical & Optometry eye doctors offer eye exams for children and seniors and eye care treatment for condition including pink eye, dry eye, eye infection, and eye disease management.
Serving North Toronto and the surrounding Greater Toronto Area, we stock a large selection of prescription glasses and contact lenses.
Our eye care clinic is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology to effectively diagnose and manage our patients’ eye health. We also offer specialised services including eye examinations for people suffering from diabetes, Lasik eye consultation, Ministry of Transportation visual field tests and retinal imaging. Our optometrists co-manage ocular diseases such as Glaucoma, macular degeneration and dry eye disease.
We are the one-stop eye care shop for all your eyecare and eyewear needs. We even run a dry eye clinic.
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