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Myopia Control in Winnipeg

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Myopia Progression in Children

Recent studies have shown that children are spending significantly less time playing outdoors than ever before, which means they aren’t exposed to sunlight as often. The increase in the use of digital devices, coupled with the lack of exercise and distance-vision activities, has caused myopia to spike.

Limiting your child’s exposure to digital screens and helping them lead a balanced lifestyle can reduce their risk of developing myopia. One study showed that an increase of 76 minutes a day of outdoor activity would result in a 50% reduction in myopia in children.

Healthy outdoor activities, such as hiking, sports, or swimming, can preserve your child’s eye health while promoting an active lifestyle. It’s also essential to ensure they’re wearing sunglasses with proper UV protection to safeguard their eyes from harmful UV rays.

We are proud to be certified by Hoya to dispense their MiyoSmart lens, the first and only lens on the market for myopia control.

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What is Myopia?

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a progressive refractive error that causes objects far away to be out of focus and blurred. Typically, myopia occurs when the eyeball grows too long, or the cornea is too curved, causing light to focus in front of the retina rather than directly on it.

Myopia affects nearly 30% of Canadians and cannot be treated without corrective eyewear or surgery. It is often hereditary, but myopia can develop spontaneously as well.

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Typically, people with myopia need to turn to corrective eyewear to see clearly and continue to perform daily tasks comfortably. However, specialty eyeglasses have been designed and proven to slow the progression of myopia.

Bifocals are eyeglasses that have 2 prescriptions fused in each lens. The bottom half of the lens is designed for near vision and the top is for distance vision. Some designs have a smooth transition between the two, making the centre of the lens applicable for intermediate vision. Others have a distinct line between each lens power.

Various studies have shown that bifocals are successful in slowing the progression of myopia. Bifocals are useful in halting myopia progression because they lower the accommodative response necessary when changing focus between objects nearby and at a distance.

Specialty contact lenses can be used to halt myopia’s progression and even temporarily improve vision.

Multifocal contact lenses operate in a similar way to multifocal eyeglasses; they reduce the accommodative response when changing focus between near and distant objects. Centre-distance lenses have been investigated for myopia control and have shown significant positive results. The lenses feature rings of differing prescriptions, with the centre of the lens designed for distance vision.

Our Location in Winnipeg

Front desk of View Pointe Vision + Style located in Winnipeg.

Our Address

Find us on the corner of Pembina Hwy & Killarney Ave
5 Killarney Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 3B1

Contact Information

Phone: 204-560-8439
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Hours of Operation

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Our Services

Contact lenses are an excellent alternative to glasses that provide crisp, clear vision with increased flexibility. We provide in-depth examinations to ensure that contact lenses are a good option for you.

Contact Lens Exams & Fittings

Dry eyes are a condition caused by a lack of good quality tears. It can be debilitating if left untreated and may lead to permanent damage and vision loss, so it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible.

Dry Eye

Many eye diseases don’t show symptoms in the early stages, so having your eyes examined regularly can minimize the risk of permanent damage and vision loss. Prompt treatment, in most cases, can effectively save your vision.

Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management

Digital devices are a significant part of our daily lives, from work to entertainment. We can help you adopt habits and techniques to keep you comfortable and healthy in the digital world.

Digital Eye Strain

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