Myopia Control in Toronto

Myopia Control in Children

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a type of a refractive error (prescription) that causes blurry vision when viewing at a far distance. This condition affects 30% of Canadians and the number of cases are rapidly increasing with earlier age of onset and faster progression rate. Myopia is believed to result from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. 

There is currently no proven way to stop the development of myopia (nearsightedness); however, there are a number of methods that slow down its progression proven by scientific evidence. 

A child who shows any amount of myopia prior to age of 11 will be monitored closely during their annual eye examinations (or more often per the doctor’s discretion). If a child’s myopia is determined to be ‘fast progressing’,  myopia control is strongly advised. If you want to consult about your child’s myopia and different myopia control strategies, please contact us!

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