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.
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.
Control Your Myopia
Myopia requires fast action for the best results. Book your appointment now to help control your child’s vision.
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
- Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
Closed from 1-2 pm for lunch
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: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
Monday and Friday closed 1-2 pm for lunch
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday closed 2-3 pm for lunch