Lynn Valley Optometry:
A Leading Canadian Myopia Treatment Centre
Lynn Valley Optometry is a leading Canadian myopia treatment centre offering the most diverse methods to slow down the prescription and vision changes due to myopia. Our patients of all ages are able to access our state-of-the-art technologies and the latest treatments to prevent and manage this vision condition.
Myopia has been estimated to affect 1 in 3 children and as much as 40% of the Canadian population.
Myopia is quickly becoming a global epidemic. Studies have shown myopia increasing in children, showing up at younger ages and progressing more quickly than before; reasons for this increase could be due to our lifestyle changes over the past years. Reduced time outdoors, and increased time in front of screens is likely part of the problem. Family history can increase a person’s risk for myopia, and myopia further increases risk for macular disease, retinal detachment, and glaucoma: All good reasons to book a checkup.
It is estimated that by 2050, as much as
50% of the world’s population will suffer from myopia.
Uncorrected myopia often leads to struggles in school and activities for children and adults due to poor vision. Other signs could include squinting, eye strain, headaches, or even feeling fatigued when driving or playing sports. If this sounds like you or someone you know, it’s time to see your eye doctor.
Myopic eyes are shaped differently; in a person with myopia, the eyeball is too long for the focusing power of the cornea and lens of the eye, causing rays of light to focus at a point in front of the retina rather than directly on the surface, where it would normally focus. Sometimes, it also happens when the cornea and/or lens is too curved for the length of the eyeball. It can also be caused by a combination of these things. While myopia generally begins in childhood, it can start later, and people are at higher risk if they have a family history of it.
Myopia is a common condition of the eyes, more well-known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, or simply, a difficulty in seeing distant objects. It can often be helped, and should be managed on an ongoing basis since ignoring it can increase the risk of serious eye diseases such as retinal disease, glaucoma, and cataracts.