Myopia Management in Medicine Hat

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What is Myopia?

Myopia, also referred to as nearsightedness, occurs when objects that are nearby can be seen clearly but distant objects are not able to be focused on. Myopia affects adults but it usually starts in childhood. It is found that undiagnosed myopia in children can lead to a lower quality of life and potentially lead to eye conditions and diseases down the road.

20/20 Vision Care provides myopia management options for kids as well as a great selection of kid’s glasses for you to browse. Visit us today!

Importance of Myopia Management

Identifying the signs of myopia may not be as obvious, but myopia can present symptoms such as headaches, or blurry vision. Keeping up with regular eye exams as children is an important way that myopia can be diagnosed and management options can be discussed. 2020 Vision Care is here to identify myopia early and provide management options so that children will have fewer vision problems in the future.

Myopia Management Options

Understanding the variety of myopia control options can help to slow the progression of myopia in children and decrease the likelihood of vision health problems. There are many options that 20/20 Vision Care offers:

MiyoSmart and Myopia Control Lenses

Myopia control lenses work by changing how light focuses on the retina and slowing the elongation of the eye, which can help to slow down myopia progression. The MiyoSmart brand of myopia control lenses and contacts is developed especially for children and is proven to slow the progression of myopia by 60%.

Ortho-K contacts are a myopia control option for children that are worn overnight. During sleep, the contacts work to reshape the cornea to slow myopia progression and provide visual clarity.

Multifocal lenses are designed to help people focus at multiple distances, and far distances are included in that. This is why they are also a great treatment for slowing the progression of myopia as there is an excellent focus of depth in a multifocal lens.

Low-dose atropine eye drops are a once-a-day drop that is very effective at slowing down the progression of myopia in children. The drops work by slowing down the elongation of the eye, which is linked to myopia advancement.

Let’s Discuss Myopia Management for Your Children

While myopia is not something that can be cured, the progression of myopia can be controlled and that starts with an eye exam as a child. Contact us today to book your child for an eye exam at our 20/20 Kids Office.

Our Family

At 20/20 Vision Care, we provide comprehensive vision care services, including eye exams, contact lens exams, dry eye therapy, and a wide selection of frames and lenses.

Designed specifically to best manage eye-related health concerns and disease. We also handle urgent eye care matters like foreign bodies, infections, and trauma.

Your children undergo crucial visual development at a young age, and we want to be a part of this journey. We offer children’s eye exams and myopia management to help your children thrive.

We understand that not everyone can make it into our office, so we offer mobile services for those that are homebound, and service the senior homes in our area as well.

Our Locations

20/20 Vision Care

Find us just down from the Dairy Queen in the heart of downtown on 3rd Street, across from the CORE Association.

  • 431 3rd St. SE
  • Medicine Hat, Alberta
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20/20 Urgent Care & 20/20 Kids

Located directly behind our 3rd Street Building, just down from the Fifth Avenue Memorial Church.

  • 444 4th St. SE
  • Medicine Hat, Alberta
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