Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is one of the most common refractive errors found around the globe. It can start as early as childhood and can progress throughout your life. Thankfully, optometrists can help you find the best myopia management options, so you can get back to seeing your best.
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What is Myopia?
Myopia occurs when the shape of your eye becomes elongated over time. When this happens, light entering the eye focuses in front of your retina instead of on it. This makes it hard for you to see objects far away, but the ability to see nearby objects isn’t changed.
Managing myopia can differ from patient to patient, but there are a wide variety of options available. Glasses and contact lenses are the most common management tools to cope with myopia, but there are also surgical options available to permanently correct refractive errors. Depending on the severity of your myopia, your optometrist may recommend one or a combination of different management options.
Aside from leading to blurry vision, those with myopia can also experience:
Ocular irritation or discomfort
Trouble focusing on tasks for long periods
Myopia often develops during childhood. Research estimates that around 30% of children in Canada have some degree of myopia, which can affect their ability to learn and play. Because of this, the CAO recommends children to have an eye exam every year to help manage their vision and the health of their eyes.
Research has also found that early and prolonged use of digital devices like smartphones, computers, and tablets can raise the risk of developing myopia.
Start your journey towards clearer vision by booking an appointment to see our optometrists. They are here to help manage your myopia symptoms, so you can get back to seeing great!
It’s always great! Love the doctor and all the people that work there! Very patient and helpful.
Staff are great there! It’s a bustling place, but they’re well organized and always have a smile and positive customer service. Optometrists are very knowledgeable and helpful.
I went there today to get some new glasses. There was no wait, as I was seen at 2:55, even though my appointment was for 3:00! The staff were exceptionally nice and the optometrist I saw was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. The location is beautiful and they have a great selection of glasses frames. I was very impressed with my visit.
You can easily find our office at the Canamera Medical Centre, located South of Zehrs at Cambridge Centre. We have free parking, with convenient handicap parking right in front of our office. Visit us today!