Myopia Prevention for Burlington & Area

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A Growing Issue

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is on the rise. Across the world, more and more children and youth are developing myopia at an earlier age. The complications of myopia span beyond the need for distance vision correction. If not properly managed, myopia can cause severe complications including an increased risk of secondary eye diseases.

  • It is expected that over half of the world’s population will have myopia by 2050.
  • Myopia has become more prevalent due to societal changes in recreation, education, and digital device use.
  • The risk of developing myopia is decreased by exposure to sunlight and time spent outdoors and increased by close-up activities and a family history of myopia.

The following are some of the potential consequences experienced as a result of progressively high myopia.

  • Retinal detachment
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Myopic maculopathy

Tips for Myopia Prevention:

  1. Schedule regular eye exams
  2. Get outside
  3. Limit/manage time on close-up activities
  4. Get adequate sleep

Save Their Sight

When your child has been told that they have myopia or near-sightedness, you can choose to get regular glasses or contact lenses which offer no protection against myopic progression or choose prevention.

Varshney Optometry is focused on helping our children to achieve and maintain their best visual and ocular well-being. We know the risks and take every precaution to prevent the process of myopia.

There are some measures that can be taken to prevent myopia progression from between 30% and 60%. These include:

  1. Myopia control glasses/spectacles
  2. Peripheral defocus contact lenses
  3. Corneal reshaping/Orthokeratology
  4. Pharmaceutical atropine
  5. Combination treatment

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Come In & See Us: Burlingtons Eye Experts

Our Address

2011 Plains Rd E, Unit 3
Burlington, ON L7R 0A6

Contact Information

Phone: 905-681-8277
Fax: 905-681-3989
[email protected]

Hours of Operations

10 AM7 PM
10 AM5 PM
10 AM7 PM
10 AM5 PM
10 AM5 PM
10 AM2 PM

Where to Find Us

Conveniently located at Brant and Plains Road, across from MEC and Hyundai and in the same parking lot as Tim Hortons.

Our Services

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