Slowing Myopia Progression
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a vision condition that makes distant objects appear blurry while close-up vision remains clear.
Myopia can also have an effect in the classroom. Around 80% of classroom learning is visual and untreated myopia has a negative effect on children’s academic growth.
This common vision condition affects nearly 30 percent of Canadians, and it can impact your children’s quality of life if not managed correctly. Our team at Oxford Optometry strives to help slow the progression of myopia to improve your children’s visual health
Contact us to schedule an appointment for your child to begin their myopia control journey.
Myopia is a progressive visual condition that typically starts during childhood and continues to increase until the age of 20. Myopia occurs when the eyeball is too long or the cornea is curved too steeply. As a result, the light that should focus on the retina instead focuses in front of the retina and makes distant objects appear blurry.
Some common signs and symptoms of myopia may include:
- Eye strain
- Blurry vision when looking at distant objects
- Excessive blinking
- The need to squint to see clearly
- Frequent headaches
The good news is that regular eye exams can help our team stay up-to-date on your child’s visual needs and to explore myopia control methods to slow its progression.
Helping Your Children Manage Myopia
When it comes to myopia, our goal is to help your children see clearly and slow its progression. We use different myopia control methods to help your children excel in the classroom and in everyday life.
Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT)
At Oxford Optometry, we also offer CRT lenses. CRT uses a similar process as ortho-k lenses, and they fall under the orthokeratology umbrella.
CRT lenses are worn overnight and gently correct the curvature of the cornea, resulting in a reshaped cornea that focuses light correctly onto the retina. These lenses alleviate the need to wear glasses or daytime contacts during the day.
Our team can help determine the best vision correction method for your unique visual needs.
Orthokeratology or ortho-k lenses are a great option for most patients with mild to moderate myopia.
These lenses are designed to reduce the dependence on contact lenses or glasses throughout the day. Ortho-K lenses are inserted at night before bed and remain in while you sleep. The lenses are then removed in the morning, allowing for clear vision throughout the day.
At Oxford Optometry, our comprehensive eye exams allow us to determine your child’s unique prescription. We can then use that prescription to find the ideal frames and lenses that meet their vision needs.
Keeping Quality of Life in Mind
At Oxford Optometry, we consider the quality of life of your children when providing vision care. Myopia can affect children’s performance in the classroom and stunt academic growth, so our team strives to provide solutions to help your children achieve clear and optimal vision.
Contact us to schedule an appointment and slow the progression of myopia in your child today.
You can find our office around the corner from the Rexall on Dundas Street. There is free parking right next to the building. If you have any trouble finding us, give us a call!
- 716 Dundas St.
- Woodstock, ON N4S 1E7
- Phone: 519.421.3303
- Email: [email protected]
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:15 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:15 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:45 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:15 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:15 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
I was very impressed with not only the excellent service from the front desk to all the staff and Doctor. I was also happy to get an appointment to have my eyes checked in just a couple of days. I highly recommend this office!!!
All staff are super friendly! Always a good experience for myself as well as my family!
Dr. Andreasen and staff were absolutely amazing. My eye exam was comfortable and they were able to answer any questions I may have had. I found the perfect frames with the help of Claire and my glasses were ready very quickly! The location is beautiful and everyone made me feel welcome. Would highly recommend
Everything top touch. We were treated very professionally.
Our visit was very informative. Dr. Jennifer acted in truly professional manner explaining everything each step of the consultation. She was in no rush to finish the eye examination but took the time and effort to answer all our concerns. My husband and I were informed of all our options and the next steps we need to take.
First visit to the office was great, staff was helpful, walked me through the process for each test, and look forward to my follow up.
Dr. Nguyen is so great with kids! She has seen my five year old daughter twice now and we’ve had two great experiences. She is great at keeping my daughters attention and making eye exams fun 🙂
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Wonderful service all round. Everyone was helpful and took the time to explain every step of the process, from examination to selecting the right glasses/lenses for me.
Jessica was/is FANTASTIC with my kids!!! She made the experience for my son so much fun!
Dr. Sarah is always so enthusiastic and encouraging. My imaging was good and my eyesight has not really changed. She was so happy and congratulated me. I love having such an outgoing and enthusiastic doctor! I look forward to having an appointment every time!
Service was very friendly as always and so efficient. I feel confident in their care. Technician helping me with selecting eye glasses was very knowledgeable and really helped me to decide on the best ones for me
My experience was exceptional from when I first made my appointment and right through until I received my glasses. Thanks to all involved in my care.
Sarah is a very caring doctor. She goes above and beyond what one would expect from an exceptional optometrist. When she was unable to get me in to see my ophthalmologist she and her receptionist ensured I got the best care. I had an appointment at the Ivey Eye Institute the next day! Thank you!
Our experience with this office has been absolutely amazing!!
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