Myopia Control in Winnipeg

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What is Myopia? 

Also known as nearsightedness, myopia is a condition where near objects can be seen clearly, but distant objects appear out of focus. Myopia is caused by light not focusing correctly on your retina.

Normally starting during childhood, myopia is a common condition that affects nearly 30% of Canadians. However, worsening myopia may contribute to more severe eye health complications and sight-threatening conditions later in life, including retinal detachment, myopic maculopathy, glaucoma and cataracts at a younger age.

We now have different ways to help slow the progression of myopia in children.  If you have questions about myopia control or a curious if your child would benefit, please don’t hesitate to contact us to set up an appointment.

Myopia Control

We look for signs of myopia during an eye exam. After diagnosis, we’ll recommend a treatment to assist and improve the clarity of your vision.

Testing for myopia is especially important for children as they rely heavily on their sight for learning. Without correction, being nearsighted could cause children to misread and misunderstand information in the classroom.

How We Control Myopia  

Controlling myopia can improve your child’s future vision. Our practice offers various methods to help slow the progression of myopia. After our diagnosis, we may recommend one of the following strategies. 

Myopia Control Lenses for Glasses

Myopia control eyeglasses lenses differ from regular lenses as they not only correct your child’s nearsightedness but also help slow the progression of myopia over time.

These lenses help by adjusting how light enters the eye, which in turn signals the eye to slow its growth and manage myopia progression.

Soft and ortho-k contact lenses are 2 types of myopia control contacts that can help slow the progression of myopia. 

Orthokeratology (ortho-k) contact lenses are designed for overnight wear while you’re sleeping. These lenses gently reshape the cornea, helping give the eye clearer vision in the morning. Soft contacts work by correcting vision errors and refracting light in a way that signals the eye to slow down myopia progression.

Atropine drops are eye drops for children that you apply at bedtime. These drops have been proven to slow the progression of myopia significantly. As myopia typically worsens as kids age, it’s crucial to take action quickly and slow its progression. 

Atropine drops can be used in conjunction with myopia control glasses or contact lenses to help slow the progression of myopia over time.

Control Your Myopia

Myopia control works best with early intervention. Book your appointment now for your child’s eye examination and to discuss myopia control options with our optometrists.

2 Locations in Winnipeg


Find us on the corner of St. Mary Avenue and Vaughan Street in downtown Winnipeg. There’s ample parking available in 3 nearby parking lots. 

  • 235-444 St. Mary Ave
  • Winnipeg, MB R3C 3T1

Closed from 1-2 pm for lunch

Scurfield Blvd

Find us in the strip mall on the corner of Scurfield Boulevard and Kenaston Boulevard, behind Lowe’s Home Improvement.

  • 143 Scurfield Blvd
  • Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1L6

Monday and Friday closed 1-2 pm for lunch
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday closed 2-3 pm for lunch

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