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Myopia Control in Grande Prairie, Jasper, & Edson

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30% of Canadians Have Myopia

That’s right; researchers believe that myopia (nearsightedness) affects 30% of Canadians. And these numbers are expected to climb even higher.

By 2050, nearly half of the entire world could have myopia. If you or your child has myopia, our team can help manage its development and preserve visual clarity.

If you or your child is struggling with myopia, book an appointment with our team today.

Myopia Can Affect Your Child’s Learning

80% of your child’s learning happens visually, but issues like myopia can affect their performance at school, sports, and beyond.

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error that typically develops in school-age children. It occurs when the eye elongates over time or if the cornea becomes too steep, preventing light from properly focusing on the retina.

Over time, myopia could become high myopia, an issue that increases the risk of developing glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal detachment.

Managing myopia as early as possible with glasses, contact lenses, atropine eye drops, and vision therapy could help prevent it from becoming high myopia.

Please visit My Kids Vision to learn more and assess your child’s risk factors!

There Are Several Ways to Manage Myopia

Our mission with myopia control is to prevent myopia from developing into high myopia. The earlier we start managing myopia, the better chance of keeping it from causing further complications.

We offer a variety of strategies for controlling myopia development, but the very first step is to have an eye exam. In most cases, our strategies are most effective for controlling myopia in children. However, we can offer adults a number of ways to correct their vision, like glasses, contacts, or even laser eye surgery.

Atropine Eye Drops

Atropine eye drops are a common strategy for myopia control. Studies have shown that low-dose atropine eye drops can help slow the elongation of the eye.

MiSight 1 Day contact lenses use ActivControl Technology to create zones of myopic defocus. Myopic defocusing changes how light focuses on the retina and, in turn, sends signals to the eye that slow down elongation.

MyoVision eyeglass lenses use zones of peripheral defocus to help slow down myopia progression. Peripheral defocus makes your child’s peripheral vision blurry but corrects their central vision so they can see distances more clearly.

How Can Vision Therapy Help?

In some cases, myopia could also contribute to visual skill problems affecting your child’s focusing, hand-eye coordination, and binocular eye movement.

A custom vision therapy program can help train these skills. If you notice your child displaying the following symptoms, contact our team to see how vision therapy can help them:

  • Difficulty reading
  • Frequent headaches
  • Eye strain
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Double vision
  • Avoiding school work
  • Head tilting
  • Sitting close to screens and books

Contact Us to Book an Appointment

Your child deserves clear, comfortable vision. Please get in touch with Aurora Eye Care today to see how our team can help manage their myopia development.

Our Locations

Grande Prairie

Our location is on the corner of 92nd Street and 100th Avenue, right across from Starbucks in the same plaza as Shoppers Drug Mart.

  • 101 9920 92 St.
  • Grande Prairie, AB T8X 0E7

Edson

We’re located right on the main road heading west on 4th Avenue, just past the Scotiabank on the left.

  • 5015 4th Ave.
  • Edson, AB T7E 1V2

Jasper

Find us right underneath the clock on Connaught Drive, nestled in the alcove, with plenty of street parking available.

  • 622C Connaught Dr.
  • Jasper, AB T0E 1E0

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