Myopia Control in Woodbridge

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Keep Them Near & Their Near Objects Clear

Myopia is increasing among Canadian children. Currently, 30% of Canadians are myopic, and it is estimated that by 2050, more than half of the world’s population will have this refractive error.

Myopia usually begins in childhood, so it is important for your child to have annual comprehensive eye exams to detect it. 

Though there is no cure for myopia, myopia control methods can slow its progression and prevent the risk of more serious eye conditions that come with high myopia.

We can offer several options to slow the progression of myopia in children. Please book an appointment for your child today.

What Is Myopia?

Myopia is commonly known as nearsightedness. When close-up objects are clear, but far away objects are blurry, myopia is usually the cause. Myopia occurs when the eye is too long or the cornea is too curved, resulting in the image falling in front of the retina. This error in refraction causes distant objects to be blurry. 

As children get older, their myopia generally progresses until their vision stabilizes around age 20. The risk of more serious vision problems like retinal detachment and cataracts increases with high myopia.  

How We Manage Myopia

Aside from the many whole-body benefits of physical activity, studies show that time outdoors can also slow the progression of myopia in kids. 

However, several other methods of myopia control can also help your child.

Medication

Atropine is a medicated eye drop shown to slow the progression of myopia. It is usually given at bedtime and can decrease the advancement of myopia by half.

Specialty contact lenses can slow the elongation of the eye. MiSight® lenses are suitable for children 8 years of age and up. They are well-tolerated by children and are easy to use. 

These bifocal soft contact lenses are shown to reduce myopia progression by up to 59% using peripheral defocus technology.

Younger kids and those who prefer glasses also have the option of peripheral defocus lenses. Spectacle lenses like MiyoSmart provide clear vision and slow myopia progression. Studies show them to be very effective.

Help Your Child Slow Myopia Progression

Vision problems such as difficulty seeing in class are often misdiagnosed as behavioural problems. Clear vision allows kids to learn unimpeded. By controlling myopia, you can set your child up for success.

Please book an appointment with Dr. Abrams today to explore the options available to control your child’s myopia.

Our Location

Where to Find Us?

We are located on the northwest corner of Hwy 7 and Pine Valley Dr.

Where to Park?

There is ample free parking available immediately directly in front of our ground floor entrance

Our Address

  • 4610 Hwy 7, Suite 110
  • Woodbridge, ON L4L 4Y7

Contact Information

Hours of Operations

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM 2:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Why Choose Us

Trusted in the Community

Dr. Brian Abrams Optometrist has been a trusted provider of family and specialized care in Woodbridge, Vaughan, for more than 2 decades. Our team has been a trusted service provider in the Woodbridge community since 1994.

Patient-Centric Approach

Your experience is our priority. From your first consultation following every subsequent visit, every member of our team is here to answer your questions and make you feel comfortable.

The Most Advanced Equipment

Our office is equipped with the best equipment and the latest technology, enabling our teams to deliver the most comprehensive and effective care, from diagnostics and exams to treatments.

Full Range of Services

We provide our customers with a wide range of high-quality and professional eye care services for every member of the family, so you can get all the care you need from one convenient location and one trusted provider.

Fast Responses

Our office is open 6 days a week and is easy to access for convenient and prompt services. We urgently respond to your requests so you can address all your eye care and optometry needs efficiently. When emergency care is required, we accommodate same-day appointments based on severity.

Expert Teams

Dr. Brian Abrams is a graduate of one of the world’s leading eye care institutions and an Ontario Association of Optometrists member. While our team has many years of education and experience, we continually participate in courses to expand our knowledge and services.

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