Myopia Management in British Columbia

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Focusing on Keeping Things Clear

Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a refractive error that causes objects at a distance to appear out of focus or blurry. The error develops when the eyeball grows too long or the cornea becomes too steep. When this happens, light cannot focus properly on the retina, causing blurry distance vision.

Although there is no cure for myopia, it can be managed with various treatment methods. At Northern Vision Care, we have the tools necessary to create a treatment plan to help you achieve the best vision possible. If you are interested, please give us a call or book an appointment using our online form!

Types of Myopia Control

Hoya’s MiyoSmart Spectacle Lenses are eyeglass lenses specially designed for myopia control. The innovative lenses have been shown to curb myopia progression in children by 60% through its award-winning defocus incorporated multiple segments technology (D.I.M.S.).

The lenses are also designed to suit a typical child’s active lifestyle. They are made from polycarbonate 1.59, a highly impact-resistant material that has passed the high-velocity impact drop ball test.

ZEISS’ MyoVision Pro lenses are another style of lenses specifically designed to slow the progression of myopia. The lenses apply peripheral defocus management principles to send signals to the eye to stop it from growing too long.

The lenses are specially designed for children to complement their growing eyes and lifestyle while simultaneously slowing myopia’s development.

Several studies performed in the early 2010s have shown that multifocal contact lenses can effectively slow myopia’s progression in children.

Multifocal contact lenses have a center distance design that mimics a bullseye. There are 2 portions for focusing light, with the center portion correcting nearsightedness, so light focuses directly on the retina. The surrounding portion adds focusing power that brings peripheral light rays to focus in front of the retina.

Studies have shown that bringing light to focus in front of the retina cues the eye to stop growing, which will curb the progression of myopia.

Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K lenses, are specially designed contact lenses that are worn overnight to reshape the cornea. The lenses apply gentle pressure to “mold” the cornea’s outer layers when worn overnight. When the lenses are removed during the day, you will be able to enjoy clear vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

Orthokeratology has many peer-reviewed, randomized, and longitudinal studies that show it is an effective method to reduce myopia’s progression.

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If you are interested in what type of myopia management may benefit you or your child, we would love to help. Please give us a call or fill out our online form to book your appointment today!

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Fort St. John

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9808-101st Avenue
Fort St. John, BC V1J 2B2

Our Hours

Monday
8 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
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Dawson Creek

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Address

1017-103rd Avenue
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2G6

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
10 AM2 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

*Closed from 12 pm to 1 pm daily. Except on Friday’s.

Contact Information

Address

9808-101st Avenue
Fort St. John, BC V1J 2B2

Our Hours

Monday
8 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Contact Information

Address

1017-103rd Avenue
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2G6

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
10 AM2 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

*Closed from 12 pm to 1 pm daily. Except on Friday’s.

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