Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is becoming increasingly common. According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, nearly 30% of Canadians currently have myopia. This common refractive error causes light to focus at a point in front of the retina and makes it difficult to see distant objects clearly.
Childhood myopia tends to worsen over time, and increasingly higher prescriptions are required for clear vision. Though there is currently no treatment for myopia, there are ways to slow down myopia’s progression in children.
At Stoney Eye Care & Eyewear Boutique we pride ourselves on staying up to date on the latest optometric research so that we can offer our patients the best treatments available.
Atropine Drops: Stoney Creek also offers low dose atropine drops (0.01%), which temporarily prevent our eyes from changing focus and causes them to relax. This relaxation helps prevent focusing fatigue, which in turn slows the progression of myopia.
For more information about the myopia control treatments available at Stoney Creek Eye Care & Eyewear Boutique, please speak to your optometrist.
At Stoney Creek Eye Care & Eyewear Boutique our trusted team of eye doctors is committed to providing you with high-quality eye care, stylish frames, and personalized attention. We offer a wide variety of services, including:
We understand that life is hectic. We want to help make it a little simpler, which is why our centrally-located practice offers extended hours on Mondays and Saturdays. We’re also happy to directly bill most major insurance companies on your behalf. And on top of all that? We’ve got plenty of free parking. Stoney Creek Eye Care & Eyewear Boutique will always do whatever we can to make your life a little easier, located in the Health Science Building.