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Don’t Just Live With Myopia, Take Steps to Control it

Myopia is one of the most common eye conditions patients face not only across the country but also around the globe. According to recent research performed by the Candian Association of Optometrists (CAO), almost 50% of the entire world population is expected to develop myopia by the year 2050.

Some experts believe that the development of this eye condition is starting to become an epidemic, and people of all ages and backgrounds are at risk of developing it.

However, this does not mean that it is not manageable. Regular eye exams can help you stay informed, and myopia control can help you keep your prescription low. So don’t wait and book your next one today!

What is Myopia?

Myopia is the medical term to describe nearsightedness, which impacts your ability to clearly see distant objects. While it may not be a medical emergency, it can affect your performance when it comes to school, work, or sports.

Myopia usually occurs when your eye is too long, or the back wall is too steep, causing light to focus in front of the retina instead of on it. The CAO estimates that 30% of Canadians currently have myopia, and this number is only expected to rise in the coming years.

Like a lot of different eye conditions, the risk of developing myopia varies depending on your age and family history.

By seeing an optometrist, you can get the help you need to help improve your vision through the use of glasses or contact lenses.

How Does Myopia Affect Children?

Myopia can occur at any age, but recent research has discovered that 30% of children between the ages of 11 and 13 have some degree of myopia.

MiSight 1 Day contact lenses are a type of contact lenses used to help keep children’s prescription low, safeguarding their vision.

Since myopia causes light to focus in front of the retina instead of on it, the eye may strain itself to try and compensate. However, myopia typically gets worse over time as the eye continues to grow throughout childhood, increasing the refractive error and making distance vision progressively blurrier.

MiSight 1 Day contacts both adjust the focal point of light entering the eye to provide your child with clear vision and encourage the eyeball to stop growing, helping keep your child’s prescription low.

We Help Manage Myopia for All Ages

Myopia can have a huge impact on your overall quality of life, affecting everything from your productivity to the ability to safely drive a vehicle. We want you to live life to the fullest, and by helping you manage your myopia symptoms, you can get back to enjoying and seeing the things you love most.

Please book your next eye exam with us today and see what clear eyesight can do for you!

FOR BRIDGEWATER & HALIFAX

Halifax, NS

Previously the office of Dr. Jeffrey Buchanan-Dorrance, this location of Miller Optometry offers limited complimentary parking.

Contact Information

Phone: (902) 406-2020
Fax: (902) 406-3070

Address

2828 Windsor Street
Halifax, NS B3K 5E6
Mondays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesdays
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fridays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Previously the office of Dr. Jeffrey Buchanan-Dorrance, this location of Miller Optometry offers limited complimentary parking.

Contact Information

Phone: (902) 406-2020
Fax: (902) 406-3070

Address

2828 Windsor Street
Halifax, NS B3K 5E6
Mondays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesdays
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fridays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Bridgewater, NS

We’re excited to see you at our new location in Bridgewater. Come in and visit us just off Pinegrove Road, near the Swiss Chalet.

Contact Information

Phone: (902) 543-3937
Fax: (902) 543-1132

Address

4 Pine Grove Road
Bridgewater, NS B4V 4H5
Mondays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesdays
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fridays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

We’re excited to see you at our new location in Bridgewater. Come in and visit us just off Pinegrove Road, near the Swiss Chalet.

Contact Information

Phone: (902) 543-3937
Fax: (902) 543-1132

Address

4 Pine Grove Road
Bridgewater, NS B4V 4H5
Mondays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesdays
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fridays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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