Brisson, Leis & Associates.

Myopia Control in Guelph

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Myopia Control Can Help Reduce Your Prescription

Myopia is one of the most common refractive errors found around the planet, and the number of people with myopia is only expected to grow. Recent research estimates that by the year 2050, myopia will affect about half of the world’s population!

Despite the prevalence of myopia, we can help slow its progression or even reduce your prescription with the use of contact lenses.

Please book your appointment today to see how we can control your myopia, so you can get back to seeing great!

What is Myopia

Myopia, or nearsightedness, means that you can see objects up close but not far away. It typically develops during early childhood and often worsens as you grow up.

Myopia occurs when the eyeball is too long or if the cornea is too steep. This causes light entering the eye to focus in front of the retina instead of on it, making your distance vision blurry. As you grow, your eye increases in length and this can lead to more severe myopia.

The best way to tell if you have myopia is by visiting your optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam. They can detect this common refractive error using a series of tests and prescribe glasses or contact lenses to provide you with clear vision.

Other Symptoms of Myopia

Alongside the inability to see distant objects clearly, you may also experience eye irritation, discomfort, or even headaches, if your myopia remains uncorrected. Keeping your prescription up to date can help reduce eye strain, since your eyes no longer need to work as hard to provide you with clear vision.

In severe cases, high myopia can even increase the risk of retinal detachment, permanently damaging your eyes and vision.

Myopia Control Strategies

Myopia typically develops during early childhood. Research estimates that around 30% of Canadian children between the ages of 11 and 13 have some degree of myopia. The problem is that when myopia develops this early, it is usually progressive and continues to get worse.

If you’re looking to control your myopia, our team can offer options that fit your needs and lifestyle.

To help manage childhood myopia, we offer MiSight 1 Day contact lenses that help slow the progression of the condition. As children grow, so do their eyes. This causes myopic eyes to become even more elongated, increasing the prescription. MiSight contact lenses aim to help reduce focusing strain by providing children with clear vision while also slowing the elongation of the eye.

Myopia progresses as we grow, but that doesn’t mean its progression can’t be slowed. Ortho-K contact lenses help slow the rate at which your eye’s elongate. The lenses work by flattening the cornea of the eye temporarily, allowing light that enters the eye to be focused on the retina rather than in front of it.

Ortho-K lenses are worn overnight and then removed in the morning. The newly flattened cornea retains its shape throughout the day. However, Ortho-K lenses need to be worn every night if you want to continue to enjoy clear vision without the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses.

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Our office is conveniently located on College Ave West, right next door to the Guelph Campus Co-operative, and across the street from OVC Small Animal Clinic. We offer plenty of parking right in front of our clinic. To enter our parking lot, turn on to Borden St. and drive behind our building. You can then easily circle in front of the clinic to park!

Our Address

21 College Ave West
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1R7

Contact Information

Phone: (519) 822-2710
Fax: (519) 822-7877
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8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesdays
8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Wednesdays
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursdays
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
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8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
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