Dr. Zargar Eyecare
86 Major MacKenzie Dr W Richmond Hill ON L4C3S2 (905) 883-8182

Myopia Control In Richmond Hill


Certified in Innovative New Solutions

Dr. Zagar Eye Care is dedicated to fighting the global myopia epidemic. Staying on the cutting edge of myopia control technology gives you a wider variety of myopia management options for potentially better results.

We are certified in highly advanced myopia control methods like MiyoSmart Lenses and MiSight Daily Contact Lenses. Both of these solutions slow myopia progression by approximately 59%, allowing us to preserve some of your child’s distance vision in the future while offering them clear vision today.

Keep Nearsightedness In Check

Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, is a common refractive error that affects the ability to see far objects clearly, while close objects remain clear. It is a condition that currently affects 30% of Canadians, and that percentage is expected to rise.

Although we measure and test vision in many ways, myopia is usually detected using a comprehensive eye exam. Book an appointment now to see if you have myopia, and talk with us about the ways we can best control and manage this condition.

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How Do We Control Myopia?

Unfortunately, myopia can only be corrected using laser eye surgery. However, it can be successfully controlled and managed using a variety of eyecare strategies and tools, such as glasses or contact lenses.

Myopia generally develops in childhood and becomes progressively worse until adulthood, at which time it stabilizes. For adults, myopia can be compensated for using prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses or corrected using laser eye surgery.

Because children’s eyes are not fully developed and are still in their growth phase, myopia can be controlled, and the progression of myopia can actually be decelerated. It is important, however, that your child undergoes a comprehensive eye exam before a myopia control strategy can be formulated.

At Dr. Zargar Eyecare, we are certified in highly advanced myopia control methods like MiyoSmart Lenses. We offer both lenses and contact lenses to help treat myopia control for children:


Our Treatment Solutions

Many practices rely solely on contact lens- based treatments or glasses-based treatments for myopia control. At Dr. Zagar Eye Care, we offer eyeglasses and contact lens options, both of which offer a similar level of efficiency.

MiSight contact lenses are soft, daily contact lenses specially made for children with myopia. These lenses allow your child to see clearly at all distances and have been shown to slow myopia progression in some children by up to 59%.

The lenses work by adjusting your child’s peripheral vision. By refracting light to a point just in front of your retina, the lenses essentially hit a “stop button” on your child’s ocular growth. This technique, called peripheral defocus prevents kids’ eyes from getting longer, which preserves some of their distance vision in adulthood.

Because MiSight lenses are daily disposables, children are less likely to encounter injuries or infections from improper lens hygiene or overwearing lenses.

Much like MiSight contact lenses, MiyoSmart lenses use peripheral defocus to significantly slow down myopia progression. However, MiyoSmart lenses feature one major difference: they’re eyeglass lenses instead of contact lenses. As eyeglasses, this design may be easier to use and more comfortable for children.

Clinical trials indicate that, on average, MiyoSmart glasses reduce myopia progression by 60%. The award-winning lens design features defocus incorporated multiple segments technology, which gives the wearer clear central vision at all distances, while implementing peripheral defocus.

Atropine is a medication available in both eye drop or ointment form that has been shown to reduce myopia’s progression. It’s been suggested that the over accommodation of the eye during long periods of near work, like reading, can lead to the eye’s lengthening, which contributes to myopia progression.

The application of low-dose atropine dilates the pupils and temporarily paralyzes the eye’s focusing muscle, which relaxes the eyes’ focusing mechanisms. This helps to control focusing fatigue, which has been thought to contribute to myopia.

Research has shown that using low-dose atropine can effectively slow the progression of myopia.


Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, is a type of myopia control that uses specially-designed and fitted contact lenses that temporarily reshape the cornea. The lenses are typically worn overnight to reshape the eye’s surface while you sleep and are removed during the day. The results from wearing ortho-k lenses are reversible but will be maintained if you continually wear the lenses as directed.

The lenses work by flattening the center of the cornea, which affects how light hits the retina once it enters the eye. Myopia, or nearsightedness, often occurs due to the cornea being too steep, making light focus in front of the retina rather than directly on it. By flattening the cornea, light can focus properly on the retina, which creates a clear image.

The effects are often dramatic and offer a glasses-free solution for individuals that has been shown to reduce the progression of myopia and, in some cases, halt it altogether.

Review –
“Very pleased with Myopia Management Treatment from Dr Zargar. My sons near sightedness has changed quickly in the past year and Dr Zargar suggested we start a Myopia treatment plan. She thoroughly explained the options to us and answered all our questions, we never felt rushed. We decided to try Ortho K and Dr Zargar was very supportive of our decision and helped my son learn to take the lenses in and out. It’s been challenging for him to learn this but she’s assured us within a short time he will be able to do this easily. He is 10 years old, extremely active boy loves sports and already loves that he doesn’t have to wear eyeglasses daily. Very happy Dr Zargar is looking out for our child’s best interest and trying to slow the progression of his near sightedness. Her secretary Melissa is so friendly, professional and polite and always a pleasure to speak with. The treatment was not inexpensive but looking at all the benefits my son will have from Ortho K I think it is well worth every penny”

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86 Major Mackenzie Drive West
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