Myopia control

Is your child’s prescription changing constantly? If so, it might be time to start a myopia control program at Eyes Plus Ears in Newmarket

myopia control Newmarket

What is myopia?

Myopia refers to the increased lengthening of the eye. This causes light rays that enter the eye to come to a focus in front of the retina. This causes your child to see blurry in the distance while their near vision typically remains unaffected. This can make it difficult for your child to see the board at school or participate in certain activities, such as sports.

Myopia is a common eye condition. However, in certain kids, it can progress rapidly and if left untreated, it can put your child at a far greater risk for vision threatening conditions such as retinal detachment. It can lead to your child constantly needing to update their glasses prescription in order to see clearly. This can cause frustration for both you and your child.

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We can help your child with a customized myopia control program

Myopia can be controlled by a variety and combination of treatment options including defocusing soft contacts or glasses lenses, atropine drops and Ortho-k lenses. We’ll help you choose which treatment option will work best for you and your child and we’ll set you up with a customized program for success.

Choose an office with the right technology

Regardless of whether you choose our office in Newmarket for your child’s myopia treatment or another office, make sure they have the right equipment to measure your child’s axial length. We use the IOL master for this purpose as it is the gold standard for measuring the length of the eye. If the office you choose doesn’t have a tool to measure the axial length accurately, there’s no way to know if your treatment plan is working.

If your child’s treatment plan includes contact lenses, we use the Medmont topographer to ensure an accurate and comfortable fit.

IOL master axial length measurement technology

The benefits of choosing Eyes plus ears for your child’s myopia control

See why parents trust us for their child’s myopia control in Newmarket

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Advanced technology

By using the latest technology and our years of experience, we can help you choose a custom treatment plan for your child’s myopia

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Family atmosphere

We pride ourselves on our welcoming family atmosphere, making you feel at home and at ease during your visit. That means no high pressure sales.

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Personalized care

We’ll help you choose the right plan for you and your child and we’ll be with you every step of the way.

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How is myopia treated?

Ortho-K / Orthokeratology lenses to slow the progression of myopia


These specialized contact lenses are worn while sleeping and gently reshape the cornea, providing clear vision throughout the day without the need for glasses or contacts. The beauty of Ortho-K is its convenience and non-invasive nature, allowing kids to go about their day without worrying about eyewear.

MiSight soft contact lenses to slow myopia progression

Soft contact lenses

These special contact lenses work by altering the way light enters the eyes, reducing the strain on the visual system and slowing down the progression of myopia. The beauty of refocusing soft lenses is their ease of use and comfort. They offer a convenient and effective way to manage myopia while providing clear and comfortable vision throughout the day.

Myovision Pro myopia reducing glasses lenses

Myopia control glasses

These lenses are designed to redirect peripheral light rays, helping to reduce eye elongation and slow down myopia progression. By using refocusing glasses lenses, your child can enjoy clear vision while also receiving the benefits of myopia management. The best part is that these lenses look and feel just like regular glasses, making them a convenient and comfortable choice for everyday use.

Atropine eye drops

Atropine drops

These eye drops work by temporarily relaxing the focusing muscles of the eyes, which helps slow down the progression of myopia. The benefits of Atropine drops include their ease of use and effectiveness. By simply applying the drops as directed, your child can experience the potential benefits of reduced myopia progression. Atropine drops can be used on its own or in conjunction with the other treatment options.

myopia control tips

Some helpful advice for your child to help slow myopia

20 20 20 rule
20 – 20 – 20 Rule

Introduce your child to the 20/20/20 rule: for every 20 minutes of screen time, have them look at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. This practice helps relax their eyes and reduce digital eye strain.

Decrease phone and technology usage
Decrease Screen Time

decrease prolonged use of digital devices especially outside of school work. Use the following as age appropriate guidelines:
0 – 1 | No screen time
1 – 4 | 1 hour or less
5 – 18 | 2 hours or less

Increase outdoors activity
Increase Outdoor Time

Encourage your child to spend more time playing outside in natural light, as studies show that outdoor activities can help mitigate myopia progression. We know it can be difficult, but aim for 90 minutes per day.


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Frequently asked questions

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You can give us a call at 905.898.7414 to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly optometrists. If you’d prefer to reach out by email or to connect using the form on our website, visit our contact section

It’s important to monitor your child’s vision regularly and consult with an eye care professional. If your child’s vision prescription has been consistently increasing, or if they are already nearsighted, it may be a good time to consider a myopia control program. Our experienced team can assess your child’s eye health and recommend the best course of action.

A myopia control program typically involves a combination of methods tailored to your child’s specific needs. This may include specialized contact lenses, such as ortho-k lenses or soft lenses that defocus peripheral light rays, along with recommended lifestyle changes and regular follow-up visits. Our goal is to create a personalized program that effectively manages your child’s myopia progression.

It’s important to keep in mind that there is a commitment to following a myopia control program. In order to set your child up for success, you will have make sure that they stick with the program and that you are diligent in keeping their follow up appointments. This is especially important if your child is fitted with contact lenses as we have to make sure that they are fitting correctly in order to prevent possible problems.

The cost of a myopia control program can vary depending on the specific treatments and services involved. During your initial consultation, we will discuss the program details and provide you with a comprehensive cost estimate. We strive to offer competitive pricing and flexible payment options to make myopia control accessible for our patients.

The results of a myopia control program can vary depending on factors such as your child’s age, the severity of their myopia, and their adherence to the recommended treatments. While myopia control cannot reverse existing nearsightedness, it aims to slow down the progression of myopia, potentially reducing the risk of vision complications associated with high myopia in the future. Our team will closely monitor your child’s progress and adjust the program as needed to optimize the outcome.

The duration of a myopia control program can vary depending on your child’s individual needs and the treatment methods used. Typically, these programs are ongoing and require regular follow-up visits to assess progress and make any necessary adjustments. Our team will guide you through the entire process, ensuring the best possible outcome for your child’s eye health. Recent research has shown that 75% of kids are stable by the time they reach age 18 while the majority are stable by their early 20’s. That said, one third can continue to show slower progression up until the age of 30.

Yes, the treatments used in myopia control programs are generally safe when prescribed and monitored by an experienced eye care professional. We only recommend treatments that have been extensively studied and proven effective. Our team will thoroughly explain the risks and benefits of each treatment option, addressing any concerns you may have to ensure your child’s safety and well-being.

Yes, in most cases, your child will still need to wear corrective lenses, such as glasses or contact lenses, during a myopia control program. These lenses may be specially designed to address your child’s myopia progression and provide clear vision. Our team will work closely with you to determine the best lens options for your child’s visual needs and comfort.

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  • 18075 Leslie St #14, Newmarket, ON L3Y 9A4
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