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.

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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, including specialty contact lenses and spectacle lenses, that are specifically designed to slow the progression of myopia.

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.

Zeiss MyoKids Lenses apply the principles of Accommodative Lag Management to slow the progression of myopia. The lenses allow the wearer to enjoy clear vision at all distances while minimizing the related “lag” that occurs when switching focus between near and distant objects.

Studies have shown that accommodative lag has contributed to juvenile-onset myopia progression, and these lenses were designed to combat that.

The lenses are multifocal, with a distance-style lens in the centre that gradients outward to a lens designed for near vision. Although multifocal lenses have existed for some time, MyoKids Lenses are specially designed to suit children’s eyes.

The options available for myopia control continue to improve and expand. Talk to your optometrist about which option is right for your child.

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 ample free parking directly outside the professional building.

Our Address

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

Contact Information

Phone: 403-225-5660
Fax: 403-225-5927
[email protected]

Hours of Operation

Monday
8 AM6 PM
Tuesday
8 AM6 PM
Wednesday
8 AM6 PM
Thursday
8 AM6 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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