Myopia Control in Kitchener-Waterloo

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Helping Your Kids Manage Myopia

Myopia (nearsightedness) is a common vision condition that can affect your child’s distance vision from a young age. We understand that your kids are always on the move and how challenging myopia can be, which is why we offer myopia control options, such as MiyoVision lenses and low-dose atropine drops. 

It starts with consistent eye exams so we can monitor any visual changes and help your children enjoy clear, healthy vision for years to come. 

We want to help control myopia progression in your children early—contact us to schedule an appointment today.

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Explaining Myopia

Myopia is a vision condition caused by an elongated eyeball or a cornea that is curved too steeply. As a result, light does not focus correctly on the retina, causing distant objects to appear blurry.

Myopia can negatively impact a child’s academic performance and future eye health when left uncorrected.

The Link Between Vision & Learning

School is an important part of your kids’ lives. When they have trouble with their eyesight, it can impact their daily life, including reading from a distance, seeing the whiteboard, and participating in sports and other activities.

This can cause children to feel stressed or confused, and if left undiagnosed, it may cause them to fall behind their peers.

We strive to provide professional care and treatment options, like corrective and MiyoVision lenses, to help improve your child’s quality of life.

Myopia Symptoms to Look Out for

Some common signs and symptoms of myopia can include:

  • Blurry vision when looking at faraway objects
  • Headaches
  • Squinting to see distant objects
  • Eye strain

Dr. Newman can implement visual perceptual testing during your child’s eye exam to determine how they process, organize, and store visual information. If your kids are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact our team to determine if our myopia control methods could benefit your child.

Our Myopia Control Methods

We offer a variety of myopia control methods, such as MiyoVision lenses and low-dose atropine drops. Consistent eye exams are also a crucial part of our myopia control services and help keep our team updated on any changes in your child’s vision. 

If your kids are struggling with their vision and you have myopia concerns, our experienced team can help.

MiyoVision Lenses

Hoya MiyoSmart lenses are a safe and noninvasive method to manage myopia. These lenses can help slow down the progression of myopia in myopic children by up to 59 percent.

MiyoSmart lenses use zones of peripheral defocus to help slow down myopia progression. This process blurs your child’s peripheral vision but corrects their central vision, helping make their distance vision clearer.

Low-dose atropine is a promising treatment method for children with myopia. Studies have shown that a low dose of atropine in eye drop form can help slow myopia progression in children to reduce the risk of severe nearsightedness.

Low-dose atropine drops help by suppressing the eye’s growth to slow down the progression of myopia. This treatment is typically prescribed as a daily drop, administered in the evening before bedtime.

At Waterloo Vision Care Clinic, we also offer Abiliti and MiSight lenses to help your children control myopia.

Abiliti contacts offer a solution for managing myopia, or nearsightedness, in children. These advanced contact lenses available in 2 different options, Abiliti Overnight and Abiliti 1-Day.

MiSight 1 day lenses are child-friendly daily disposable contact lenses that have been proven to effectively slow down the progression of nearsightedness in children aged 8-12. These FDA-approved lenses offer a convenient and comfortable solution for managing myopia.

Myopia Management in Waterloo

Uncorrected myopia can interfere with your children’s lives, and we want to help prevent that. Through treatment methods like MiyoSmart lenses and consistent eye exams, we can help your kids see life clearly inside and outside the classroom. 

Contact us to schedule an appointment today and get started on myopia control early.

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We are located in Medical Centre 1 (at The Boardwalk), with plenty of free parking available in front and at the rear of the building.


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Our Address

  • 430 The Boardwalk, Suite 404 Medical Centre 1
  • Waterloo, ON N2T 0C1

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Our Hours

  • Monday: 8:30 AM 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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