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

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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:

Misight Contact Lenses

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%.

MyoVision Lenses

For many children with myopia, we recommend prescription glasses made with MyoVision lenses. Made by Zeiss, these specialty lenses are designed to slow the progression of myopia by correcting the refractive error by sacrificing some clear peripheral vision to improve central vision and discourage the eye from becoming more elongated. MyoVision lenses may offer effective myopia control for some 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.

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Our Address

86 Major Mackenzie Drive West
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3S2

Contact Information

Phone: (905) 883-8182
Fax: (905) 884-9917

Hours of operations

Monday
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday
Closed

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