Myopia Control in Woodstock

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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.

Understanding Myopia

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.

Our Location

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!

Our Address

  • 716 Dundas St.
  • Woodstock, ON N4S 1E7

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