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Myopia

What is it and why does it need to be managed?

  • AKA nearsightedness is becoming more and more common in kids.  Childhood myopia can cause vision problems and severe eye diseases as we get older.  

  • Myopia is when the eye becomes anatomically longer and more nearsighted (higher minus prescription).  The longer the eye becomes the more the retina (inside tissue of the eye) stretches and the thinner it becomes. 

  • The higher the level of myopia the greater chance of retina detachment, glaucoma and macular degeneration.

MYOPIA MANAGEMENT FOR CHILDREN

Our goal at Varsity Optical is to slow the progression of Myopia in children so they have less eye health concerns over their lifetime.

  • There are four main ways to control (slow) the progression of myopia

    • Orthokeratology​

    • Atropine drops

    • Multifocal Contact Lenses

    • Myopia Control Spectacle Lenses

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Orthokeratology

Uses a special type of rigid gas permeable contact lens to shape the eye while sleeping.  

Orthokeratology has been found to slow the progression of myopia approximately 50%

Dr Jeanette Trac and Dr Tiffany Lim have fitted many patients in orthokeratology lenses and have had great success in slowing myopia.  To find out more regarding this technology for your child book an appointment with our optometrists. 

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Atropine Drops

Atropine drops are used to delay the accommodation of children.  These drops are specially formulated my a compounding pharmacy.  

Drops are used 1 time per day and usually put in at night

When used with Orthokeratology the treatment can be very effective

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Multifocal Contact Lenses

Coopervision MiSight Contact Lenses are specifically designed to slow myopia progression.

Dr Jeanette Trac and Dr Tiffany Lim are trained in fitting MiSight Contact Lenses
Fore more info visit: https://misight.com/

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Myopia Control Spectacle Lenses

Our optometrists and opticians work with all the major lens companies in providing you with all the best options for myopia control

Essilor Stellest

Zeiss Myovision                     

Hoya MiYOSMART    

                   

Visit or call or office for more details on each lens

Schedule online. It's easy, fast and secure.

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