Myopia Control in Edmonton

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Are you finding it difficult to read signs while driving? Do you find yourself squinting to watch television or your child’s soccer game? If so, you may be developing myopia. Myopia is a common eye condition known around the world, and it can gradually worsen your sight over time.

Our team uses the latest techniques to diagnose and treat myopia so you can enjoy clear vision no matter the distance! If you believe you’re struggling with myopia, please contact our team for help.

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What Is Myopia?

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common eye condition that affects the quality of your distance vision.

Myopia occurs when your eye is too long or your cornea too steep, preventing light that enters your eye from reaching your retina. As you age, myopia blurs your vision and, in severe cases, can increase your risk of glaucoma, macular degeneration, or retinal detachment.

Nearly 30% of Canadians have myopia. Risk factors can include genetics or not spending enough time outdoors. Studies suggest that nearly half of the world will have myopia by 2050.

Childhood Myopia

Along with other childhood conditions like amblyopia and strabismus, myopia can develop in children as young as 6 to 8 years old. If left unmanaged, this condition could affect your child’s performance at school or playing sports.

We recommend taking your child to regular eye exams to ensure their vision is developing normally. You may also notice complications related to myopia in your child’s behaviour, including:

  • Excessive eye rubbing
  • Constant blinking
  • Sitting closer to things like the television to see it properly
  • Consistent headaches caused by eyestrain

Managing Myopia

Ortho-K (orthokeratology) contact lenses are a specialty contact lens used to help correct nearsightedness. Ortho-K lenses gently reshape your cornea while you sleep, helping you achieve clear vision throughout the day without the need for contacts or eyeglasses.

MiSight contact lenses can help slow down the progression of myopia in children. These lenses help focus light on the retina and use a series of peripheral rings to create myopic defocus to maintain the shape of your child’s eyes and slow down myopia progression.

Atropine eye drops have been shown to slow the progression of myopia. These drops are typically taken just before bed and can help slow eye elongation over time.

Developed by Essilor, the Stellest lens utilizes advanced lens technology, known as H.A.L.T. (Highly Aspherical Lenslet Target) technology, to provide a unique optical design that minimizes myopia progression. The lens surface features a multitude of aspherical lens lets that create a consistent myopic defocus across the retina, reducing the stimulus for axial elongation and slowing down myopia progression.

Essilor Stellest lenses slow down myopia progression by 67% on average, compared to single vision lenses, when worn 12 hours a day. 

Axial length refers to the distance between the front and back surfaces of the eye, specifically from the cornea to the retina. An increase in axial length is directly correlated with the progression of myopia.

The MYAH system uses optical low-coherence interferometry (OLCI) technology to obtain highly accurate and repeatable measurements of axial length. OLCI works by emitting a low-coherence light beam into the eye, which reflects off different ocular structures. The reflected light beams interfere with each other, creating a unique interference pattern. 

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It’s never too late to manage your myopia. Please, contact our team today and discover what you can do to maintain your clear vision.

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