Myopia Management in North Toronto

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What is Myopia?

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is characterized by the inability to see far away objects clearly. Many people with myopia can see near objects correctly, but their eyes can’t bring distant objects into focus.

Myopia is often genetic and is caused by the shape of the eye; either the eyeball is too long, or the eye has too much curvature. Both can cause light to not focus properly on the retina, leading to myopia.

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What is Myopia Management?

Myopia management, also known as myopia control, encompasses a variety of treatments used to slow the progression of myopia. In many cases, myopia develops in childhood and becomes progressively worse as you age, a condition otherwise known as progressive myopia. With myopia management, the progression can be slowed and can help keep the patient’s prescription lower as they age.

Myopia management can not only help preserve your natural vision over time, but it can also help prevent other issues down the road. Those with severe myopia have an increased risk of retinal detachment and myopic maculopathy. Even those with low myopia have an increased risk of glaucoma and cataracts, making myopia management a way to decrease your risk of eye disease or other vision-compromising conditions.

Myopia Management Methods

MiSight® contact lenses are a 1-day disposable lens designed specifically for myopia management. It is a multifocal lens that contains multiple prescriptions throughout the lens, helping to reduce eye strain when compared with single-vision lenses. When compared to the use of single-vision contact lenses, MiSight® multifocal contact lenses can slow the progression of myopia by as much as 50%.

Orthokeratology, often abbreviated to Ortho-K, is a non-surgical way to reshape the cornea. This treatment involves wearing specialized contact lenses while you sleep, gently reshaping your eyes to provide clear, crisp vision the next day. With consistent wear, the progression of myopia can be reduced.

Low-dose atropine administered through eye drops is another method used to slow myopia progression. Atropine works by binding to specific growth receptors in the eyes, helping to block the stimulation that causes myopia progression. With atropine myopia control, you will likely still need to wear glasses or contacts. However, atropine eye drops can help prevent the need for stronger and stronger lens prescriptions over time.

Our Location

Where to Find Us

Find us on the 5th floor of the Hullmark Corporate Centre.

Parking & TTC

Underground parking is accessible via Anndale Drive. The subway can be accessed via the Sheppard-Yonge station.

Our Address

4789 Yonge Street, Suite 505
North York, ON M2N 0G3

Contact Information

Phone: 416-322-0379
Fax: 416-322-9964
info@northtorontovisioncare.com

Hours of Operation

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM1 PM
Saturday
By Appointment
Sunday
Closed

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