Keep Your Child’s Visual Health in Focus
If you’re concerned about your child’s visual health, reach out to our team today.
What Causes Myopia?
How Does Myopia Affect Your Child?
Symptoms of myopia can include:
- Persistently squinting
- Needing to sit closer to the screen or at the front of a classroom
- Seeming unaware of distant objects
- Blinking excessively
- Rubbing eyes constantly
Toronto Centre Eye Care offers various management options to help control myopia in our young patients.
Atropine Eye Drops
Low-dose atropine drops can be a helpful method in slowing myopia progression. Experts have determined that this method works while the child’s eyes are still growing.
Corneal reshaping contact lenses (also known as orthokeratology) are rigid contact lenses. Typically worn overnight, ortho-k lenses guide the cornea into the ideal shape, allowing light to correctly focus on the child’s retina.
These lenses are known to reduce myopia progression in children by 36–56% and can result in clear vision throughout the day without eyeglasses.
It’s essential to note that vision correction from ortho-k lenses is only temporary, and without continuous use of these overnight lenses, the patient will return to wearing prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Peripheral Defocus Contact Lenses
Peripheral defocus contact lenses are multifocal contact lenses made with different rings of peripheral defocus. The centre part of the lens provides clear distance vision, while the surrounding rings blur the peripheral.
Experts suggest that blurring peripheral vision helps slow the growth of children’s eyes, thereby slowing the progression of myopia.
Keep Their Eyes Happy & Bright
Myopia is a lifelong condition, but there are various safe and effective treatments to help maintain your child’s visual health into adulthood. The team at Toronto Centre Eye Care provides precise details about management methods and strives for every young patient’s eyesight to stay happy and healthy.
Give us a call if you would like more details about myopia progression in children or to schedule an eye exam for your child.
Find Us in Downtown Toronto
Our central location is surrounded by excellent shops and restaurants for you to visit after your eye care appointment.
Where Can I Park?
You’ll find a public parkade connected to our building, right next to Java Joe’s on Dundas Street West.
- 180 Dundas St West, Unit #103
- Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
Why Choose Us?
Medically-Focused & Compassionate Staff
Our knowledgeable and experienced staff guide you through your eye care appointment with kindness. You may feel like you’re the only patient they have.
Advanced High-End Technology
We invest in the latest advanced technologies that allow us to determine the functionality of your eyes accurately.
Fashionable Frames & Sunglasses
We carry high-end, reputable eyewear brands, like Ray-Ban, and Hugo Boss. Our optical staff will happily make recommendations based on your aesthetic, face shape, and personal style.