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 2 effective myopia control methods that are specifically designed to slow the progression of myopia.

ZEISS MyoVision Pro Lenses are specially developed to fit children’s anatomical needs while catering to their unique ocular needs. Studies have shown that eyewear that keeps the periphery slightly out of focus can slow myopia’s progression.

These unique lenses ensure the image received is projected onto the retina centrally while increasing the myopic defocus in the periphery, preventing myopia from worsening.

These lenses were developed to suit children’s needs, allowing them to comfortably wear glasses while ensuring their vision does worsen. They can also be combined with other lens coatings to protect your child’s eyes and can be installed in any fun frames that they like.

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.

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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