Myopia Control Options in Humboldt

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Myopia is one of the most common refractive errors around the globe, and can affect people of all ages. As you grow older, myopia has the opportunity to develop and further affect your vision. However, we can help you find tools and medications to control your myopia development and preserve your vision.

If you have myopia, please get in touch with our team today!

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What is Myopia?

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error that affects your distance vision quality.

Myopia occurs as your eye elongates. When this happens, light entering your eye bends and focuses in front of your retina instead of on it. Because light isn’t focusing on your retina properly, your vision is blurred.

Young children can develop myopia and progress into adulthood, either because of their environment or genetics. Currently, about 30% of Canadians have some degree of myopia, and experts believe that nearly half of the world will have the condition by 2050.

Myopia can lead to a variety of symptoms other than blurry distance vision. Depending on its severity, it can cause a higher risk of developing eye diseases and complications like:

  1. Retinal holes, Tears, or Detachments
  2. Increases risk for glaucoma
  3. Increases risk for macular degeneration.

Myopia in Children

Optometrists often recommend eye exams early in your child’s life is to help detect eye conditions like myopia. Myopia can develop very early in life and can progress well into adulthood.

You may be able to spot signs of myopia developing in your child if they are:

  • Squinting to see better
  • Sitting close to the TV or sitting at the front of the classroom to see
  • Blinking a lot
  • Constantly rubbing their eyes

By taking your child for regular eye exams, your optometrist can help detect these issues early and help provide options to control your child’s myopia.

Myopia Control Treatments

A dilated pupil causes peripheral blur which tells the brain to substantially slow down the increase of the growth of the eye. Atropine drops can help manage symptoms of myopia. Atropine inhibits accommodation (the process of changing focus from far to near distances) and helps control myopia.

MiSight contact lenses are a specialty contact lens children can wear to help manage the development of myopia. Studies have shown that MiSight contacts can slow how much your eyes are growing in its axial length, a contributing factor in myopia. Must be worn 10 hrs/day, 5 days a week minimum.

Control Your Myopia Today

You can take control of your myopia symptoms today. All you have to do is book your appointment with us, and we can help take care of the rest.

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You can find our office right on Main Street in Humboldt, right next to Accent Insurance Services. There is ample street parking, and our office is wheelchair accessible.

Our Address

517 Main Street
Chamney Platz
P.O Box #3720

Humboldt, SK S0K 2AO


Phone: 306.682.1590
Fax: 306.682.1593
[email protected]

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