Myopia Control in South Calgary

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Preventing Your Child’s Vision from Worsening

Myopia is a refractive error that occurs when the eyeball grows too long or the cornea grows too steep. When either of these happens, the light that enters the eye does not refract properly, leading to blurred vision. 

Myopia is typically treated with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct vision. However, myopia control refers to several treatment methods to halt its progression and prevent it from worsening.

For myopia control in South Calgary, visit the team at Calgary Family Eye Doctors.

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What Is Myopia Control?

Myopia control involves various methods that stop the eye from growing in ways that cause vision to worsen.

When myopia first appears, usually in childhood or teenagehood, myopia control methods can be implemented to halt its progress. Although myopia control is generally performed on children, some forms can be used throughout adulthood to effectively slow the progression of myopia.

Types of Myopia Control

At Calgary Family Eye Doctors, we offer effective myopia control methods that are specifically designed to slow the progression of myopia.

MyoCare lenses are designed to help slow myopia progression by preventing peripheral defocus. Traditional glasses can improve blurred vision, but light focuses behind the retina (known as peripheral defocus), triggering eye growth.

MyoCare’s unique design features special elements that redirect peripheral light, placed from the center zone to the edge of the lenses. This means kids can enjoy clear vision from every angle.

An anti-reflective, scratch-resistant coating and UV protection is applied to the lens surface to make it more robust for active kids.

MiyoSmart Spectacle Lenses are an innovative and effective option for myopia control in children. The award-winning D.I.M.S technology uses a central optical zone to correct refractive errors. Based on clinical trials, MiyoSmart lenses curb myopia progression by an average of 60%.

These lenses offer clear vision and myopic defocus at all distances through emmetropisation where the eyeball adapts and shapes in this natural mechanism to focus light the same way as “normal” vision.

MiyoSmart lenses are extremely impact-resistant and provide UV protection so kids can keep being kids. Designed to be light and thin for ultimate comfort, MiyoSmart lenses are a great option for myopia control in children.

MiSight® 1 day with ActiveControl® Technology contact lenses are a comfortable, easy option for myopia control in children. These lenses help correct nearsightedness while also slowing the progression of this condition.

MiSight® 1 day lenses are proven to slow the progression of myopia by 59% and 90% of children said they preferred MiSight® 1 day lenses to glasses. These lenses are also daily disposables, so your children can throw them out after each use instead of worrying about cleaning their lenses each night.

Your children can enjoy all of their favourite activities with clear vision and comfort.

The doctors of Calgary Family Eye Doctors have completed the training program to fit and prescribe these lenses.

Stellest lenses are designed to correct blurry vision and slow myopia progression. The lens is a multifocal lens, using 2 types of focusing powers.

The design pioneers unique HALT (Highly Aspherical Lenslet Target) technology. Each lens features a constellation of 1021 invisible lenslets (tiny spots of a lenses within the lens). These lenslets create a concentrated signal, acting as a shield against eye elongation.

Compared to single vision lenses, Essilor Stellest lenses can reduce myopia progression by 67%.

Visit Us at Calgary Family Eye Doctors

Where is Our Office?

Find us just off Southport Road SW on the west side of Macleod Trail.

Where Can You Park?

There is 2 hour free parking directly outside the professional building.

Our Address

  • 11th Floor, 1125-10655 Southport Road SW
  • Calgary, AB T2W 4Y1

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  • Monday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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