Nearsightedness solutions

Myopia Control

Do you have trouble seeing far away, but have no problem with items that are close to you? Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a visual condition where objects that are close up are seen clearly, but distant objects aren’t. Myopia is very common, affecting people across Canada and throughout the world. This visual condition often begins during childhood and continues to increase until about the age of 25. If you have myopia, you may require a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, either for part-time or full-time use.

What Causes Myopia?

Myopia is a condition that affects your vision because your eyeball is too long or the cornea has too much curvature. When light enters the eye, it isn’t focused properly on the retina inside the eye, which is the sensory layer. Myopia is both hereditary and spontaneous, which is one of the many reasons why it is so important to have a regular eye exam performed. Your optometrist can give your eyes an in-depth examination and perform a series of tests to determine if you have myopia, how progressed it is and provide you with a range of solutions to improve your vision.

Is Myopia Curable?

At this point in time, there is not cure for myopia, but myopia can be slowed down at a younger age. We offer those services in our clinic for those patients who qualify.

If you are a near-sighted adult then your myopia can no longer be slowed down but it can be potentially treated with one or more of the following solutions:

  • Eyeglasses
  • Contacts lenses
  • Laser surgery
  • Lens implants

Please speak with your optometrist to determine which solution is best for you.


As ordered by the College of Optometrists and the Minister of Health we
have temporarily closed the office and cancelled all booked eye
appointments until further notice. We will not have any phone service but
feel free to email us and we will try and get back to you in a timely

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details of your concerns along with your contact information and one of our
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We are working on a storefront for our website to allow for the purchase of
contact lenses and dry eye products to be directly shipped to your
home. Until it is available feel free to email us with any contact lens
re-order requests or glasses inquiries.

Take care of yourself and those around you and thank you for your patience.

The Waterdown Optometric Team