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Taking Control of Myopia

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Living with myopia, or nearsightedness, can be a challenge for people of all ages. The blurriness in distance vision can affect daily activities and overall quality of life. Fortunately, Inner Harbour Optometry, located in Victoria and Saanich, is committed to helping individuals manage and correct their myopia. With a team of experienced optometrists and a range of treatment options, Inner Harbour Optometry offers personalized solutions to control myopia and ensure optimal eye health.


Understanding Myopia

Myopia is a common refractive error that alters the way light enters the eye, resulting in blurry distance vision. The severity of myopia can vary, ranging from mild (low) to severe (high) myopia. While mild myopia may stabilize over time, individuals with severe myopia might experience progressive worsening of their condition. It is crucial to address myopia early on to prevent further complications.


Spotting Myopia in Children

Children may not always recognize their vision problems, making it essential for parents and caregivers to be vigilant. Signs of myopia in children include struggling to see the whiteboard at school, squinting, difficulty viewing distant objects such as the TV, frequent headaches, and eyestrain. Genetics play a role in myopia development, so having a myopic parent increases the risk. Moreover, excessive indoor activities and lack of outdoor exposure also contribute to myopia progression, while spending time outdoors in natural light helps reduce the risk.


Controlling Myopia in Children.

At Inner Harbour Optometry, our dedicated team of optometrists conducts comprehensive eye examinations to identify myopia in children. Once diagnosed, they provide tailored treatment options to slow down or halt myopia progression. Early intervention is crucial in managing myopia effectively, which is why our eye doctors are experts in guiding parents and children through the available treatment methods that help them reach their vision goals.


Understanding the Risks

Patients diagnosed with myopia face a higher risk of developing other eye problems. Regular eye exams are essential to monitor eye health and identify any potential complications.


Treatment Options for Nearsightedness

Inner Harbour Optometry offers various methods to correct myopia. Eyeglasses and contact lenses are commonly prescribed to enhance vision. These options provide flexibility and convenience for individuals of all ages. Additionally, refractive surgeries like LASIK can be an option for those seeking a more permanent solution; we can refer patients to ophthalmologists in the Victoria and Saanich area. However, it is essential to note that these surgical procedures carry potential risks as with any other type of surgery.


Experience the Difference at Inner Harbour Optometry

Inner Harbour Optometry is dedicated to providing top-quality eye care services in the Victoria and Saanich communities. Their team of experienced optometrists offers comprehensive myopia control solutions, ensuring personalized care for each patient. By visiting Inner Harbour Optometry, you gain access to the latest advancements in myopia treatment and the expertise of a compassionate team.

Take the First Step: If you or your child are struggling with myopia, don’t wait any longer. Contact Inner Harbour Optometry at (250) 920-0755 to schedule an appointment or stop by their offices. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff will guide you through the process of managing myopia and improving your visual health. Experience the difference of personalized care and regain control over your vision with Inner Harbour Optometry.