Myopia Control in Ontario & Quebec

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Focus On Myopia Management

Myopia impacts about 30% of Canadians. It’s also known as nearsightedness. If you have myopia, you can likely see close objects clearly but you might struggle to see objects in the distance.

Nearsightedness usually begins in childhood, so it’s vital for your child to have annual comprehensive eye exams before myopia advances too much.

We test for myopia, and though we can control it, the only way to correct it is with laser eye surgery. If you’re having trouble seeing faraway objects, book an appointment now to learn more about the ways we can control and manage your myopia.

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Why Does Myopia Develop?

If your eye is too long or your cornea is too curved, light won’t focus properly on the retina. If the light entering the eye isn’t properly focused, distant objects might appear blurry.

Myopia can develop as children’s eyes grow. Sometimes it happens spontaneously; other times it’s a hereditary condition.

While vision usually stabilizes around age 20, it’s important to control myopia in children to prevent high myopia. People with high myopia are at a higher risk of retinal detachment, macular degeneration, cataracts, and open-angle glaucoma, all of which can cause blindness.

How Can We Control Myopia?

Glasses or contact lenses are common tools in the myopia management toolbox. At LMC Optometry, we offer MiSight contact lenses and MiyoSmart eyeglass lenses.

MiSight Contact Lenses

MiSight contact lenses are specially made for children with myopia. These soft, daily contact lenses have been shown to slow myopia progression in some children by up to 59%.

The lenses use a principle called peripheral defocus. They adjust your child’s peripheral vision and bend light to a point just in front of their retina, which prevents the eyes from growing longer and slows myopia down.

MiyoSmart lenses also use peripheral defocus to slow down myopia progression. Because they’re eyeglass lenses rather than contacts, they might be more appealing to kids and easier to wear.

Studies show that MiyoSmart lenses reduce myopia progression by 60%. These lenses are suitable for kids of all ages.

Our Locations

Barrie

You’ll find our Barrie location in the Barrie Primary Care Campus on Bayview Drive.

Contact Information

Address

370 Bayview Dr
Barrie, ON L4N 7L3

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Closed from December 26 – January 2nd

Brampton

You’ll find our Brampton location in SmartCentres Bramport on Bovaird Drive East.

Contact Information

Address

2979 Bovaird Dr E
Brampton, ON L6S 0C6

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed *call for scheduling, we’re open some Saturdays!
Sunday
Closed

Closed from December 26 – January 2nd.

Ottawa

Visit our Ottawa location in Cedarview Square off Tartan Drive.

Contact Information

Address

4100 Strandherd Dr, Suite 208
Nepean, ON K2J 0V2

Our Hours

Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM

Closed from December 26 – January 2nd.

Thornhill

LMC Thornhill Optometric Centre is located in the Tim Horton’s plaza, just off Steeles Avenue West.

Contact Information

Address

#5 – 1600 Steeles Ave W
Concord, ON L4K 4M2

Our Hours

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed *call for scheduling, we’re open some Saturdays!
Sunday
Closed

Closed from December 26 – January 2nd.

Ville Saint-Laurent, QC

You’ll find our Ville Saint-Laurent location at the main intersection of Trans Canada Highway and Highway 40.

Contact Information

Address

6363 Transcanadienne, Suite 238
Ville Saint-Laurent, QC H4T 1Z9

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM

Closed December 26, 27, 30 & January 2nd.

Open December 28 & 29.

You’ll find our Barrie location in the Barrie Primary Care Campus on Bayview Drive.

Contact Information

Address

370 Bayview Dr
Barrie, ON L4N 7L3

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Closed from December 26 – January 2nd

You’ll find our Brampton location in SmartCentres Bramport on Bovaird Drive East.

Contact Information

Address

2979 Bovaird Dr E
Brampton, ON L6S 0C6

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed *call for scheduling, we’re open some Saturdays!
Sunday
Closed

Closed from December 26 – January 2nd.

Visit our Ottawa location in Cedarview Square off Tartan Drive.

Contact Information

Address

4100 Strandherd Dr, Suite 208
Nepean, ON K2J 0V2

Our Hours

Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM

Closed from December 26 – January 2nd.

LMC Thornhill Optometric Centre is located in the Tim Horton’s plaza, just off Steeles Avenue West.

Contact Information

Address

#5 – 1600 Steeles Ave W
Concord, ON L4K 4M2

Our Hours

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed *call for scheduling, we’re open some Saturdays!
Sunday
Closed

Closed from December 26 – January 2nd.

You’ll find our Ville Saint-Laurent location at the main intersection of Trans Canada Highway and Highway 40.

Contact Information

Address

6363 Transcanadienne, Suite 238
Ville Saint-Laurent, QC H4T 1Z9

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM

Closed December 26, 27, 30 & January 2nd.

Open December 28 & 29.

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