Myopia Control in Downtown Toronto

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Keep Your Child’s Visual Health in Focus

Myopia (often referred to as nearsightedness) is a refractive error, resulting in closer objects appearing sharp and clear, while distant objects appear out-of-focus. 

Myopia has become more common in children, and at Toronto Centre Eye Care, we’re dedicated to slowing this condition’s progression by providing individualized management options for every patient. 

If you’re concerned about your child’s visual health, reach out to our team today. 

What Causes Myopia?  

Experts haven’t determined the exact cause of myopia, although research suggests a combination of individual lifestyle and genetics

If the eye grows longer than average or the cornea becomes too steeply curved, it can result in myopia. This condition affects how light reaches the retina

How Does Myopia Affect Your Child?

As your children grow, their eyes grow with them. Myopia generally develops between ages 6 and 12 and worsens until adulthood, when the eyes stop growing. 

Children with myopia have a higher risk of developing vision problems like glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal tears. Our experienced optometrists can provide guidance to help control myopia

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 
someone holding onto a pair of glasses

Myopia Management 

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 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. 

Hoya MiyoSmart Optical are spectacle lens that has been shown to slow the progression of myopia in children. Please visit us to see if this treatment is right for your child!

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.

Our Location

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.

Our Address

  • 180 Dundas St West, Unit #103
  • Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8

Contact Information

Business Hours

  • 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.

Brands we carry

High-quality eyewear for every style.

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