Success Begins with Sight
Is your child squinting when they look at the board at school? Do they struggle with headaches? Or are they having a hard time playing sports with friends? They might have myopia.
More than 30% of Canadians currently are nearsighted, and more children are diagnosed every day.
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is an eye condition that typically develops during childhood, making objects in the distance appear blurry while close-up items remain clear. High degrees of Myopia can also increase the risk of other eye diseases and conditions later in life.
Myopia control can slow the progression of your child’s myopia, reducing the need for constant prescription updates and protecting their long-term vision and long term eye health.
To get a better idea of how we can help your child, let’s start by booking an eye exam! Our team will take a closer look and take time to understand their needs.
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Why Myopia Control Matters
Myopia can make it difficult for your child to see in school or enjoy fun games and sports with their friends. They may also be slow to develop social behaviours and could be misdiagnosed with behavioural problems.
Corrective lenses can help address your kid’s sight, but early myopia control can help prevent it from getting worse. This can help preserve your little one’s vision so you can save on updating their lenses each year.
Book your child’s appointment now to test for myopia and other vision conditions.
Causes of Myopia
Although myopia is common among kids, research is still unclear on what causes it. Myopia progresses as your child grows up, with vision usually stabilizing around the age of 20.
People with myopia have either an eyeball that is too long or a cornea that is too curved, affecting how light focuses on the retina and causing blurry vision.
Myopia is hereditary, but too much time inside focused on near work or using screens could also contribute to myopia progression.
The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends more playtime outside to help reduce the risk of myopia. Around 1 hour per day of outdoor play can help reduce myopia development by half.
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We’re south of Walkley Rd in the Ottawa Business, Park Building 300. Free parking is available, or you can access us via OC Transpo route 40.
- Phone: 613-247-2020
- Fax: 613-247-2025
- #311 – 2310 St. Laurent Blvd
- Ottawa, ON ON K1G 5H9
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- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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- Thursday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed