Keep Your Child’s Vision in Focus
Myopia (nearsightedness) can have a lifelong impact beyond blurred distance vision. Managing your child’s myopia can protect their eye health and vision, and help prevent a growing dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses.
We want to help support your child’s future by creating a personalized treatment plan for their vision now. Visit us for your child’s eye exam so we can discuss how myopia management can benefit your child.
A Growth Chart for the Eyes
Axial length is the measurement of the eye front to back. Myopia occurs when the eye grows too long or steep, causing light to focus in front of the retina rather than directly on it. As a result, the poor focus makes distant objects appear blurry.
With a noninvasive, 10-second scan, we can measure axial length and cornea curvature, helping us predict myopic progression, like a growth chart for your child’s eyes.
How Myopia Affects Eye Health
When your child needs glasses or contact lenses to see the board in school or signs across the street, it can affect how they interact with the world. Managing myopia early can help prevent an increasing dependence on corrective lenses and conditions complicating eye health.
Axial growth accelerates in children with myopia, causing eye tissue to stretch and weaken. As a result, myopia can increase the risk of cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and retinal tears developing later in life.
We get to know your child to recommend appropriate treatment based on their age, vision, and daily needs.
What Is Myopia Management?
Myopia management helps prevent or limit myopia progression by slowing the eye’s axial (lengthwise) growth. At Lowy & Sewell Eye Care, we offer various methods for myopia treatment, including ortho-k, multifocal contact lenses, myopia eyeglasses, and atropine eye drops.
No single treatment is 100% effective at reducing myopia progression. Instead, your child may benefit from a combination of solutions, from prescriptions to lifestyle practices. We’ll work with you and your child to create a treatment plan appropriate for their vision, health, and comfort.
Orthokeratology (ortho-k) uses specially designed RGP (rigid gas permeable) contact lenses. The lenses gently reshape the cornea (front window of the eye) to correct how light is focused. Ortho-k lenses are worn overnight, resulting in corrected distance vision throughout the day—allowing freedom from glasses or daytime contact lenses.
Ortho-k can effectively manage myopia in children to help prevent myopia progression. We also offer ortho-k for adults looking to reduce their dependence on daily contact lens wear.
Abiliti 1-Day Lenses
ACUVUE Ability 1-Day soft therapeutic lenses are an innovative way to manage the progression of nearsightedness, or myopia, in children. These daily disposable contact lenses feature a unique optical design that helps to slow down the progression of myopia, which can significantly reduce the risk of eye health complications.
MiSight 1-Day Lenses
MiSight 1 day lenses are soft contact lenses that help manage myopia for children. MiSight lenses help slow the progression of myopia in children aged 8 to 12 at the initiation of treatment. Studies have shown that MiSight lenses slow the progression of myopia by an average of 59%.
MiSight 1 day lenses are designed to be easy and simple to use for age-appropriate children.
Standard eyeglasses can improve distance vision but are not designed to reduce or prevent myopia progression.
Like multifocal glasses, myopia management spectacles feature multiple focusing powers integrated into the lens. The lens simultaneously corrects blurred distance vision and prevents incorrectly focused light from stimulating axial growth.
Atropine Eye Drops
Low-dose atropine eye drops can help slow myopia progression and reduce your child’s dependence on eyewear. The drops dilate (enlarge) the pupil, relaxing the eye’s focusing muscles to reduce eye fatigue. The eye drops are applied at night (before your child’s bedtime) because dilating the pupil can temporarily cause blurred vision or light sensitivity.
Atropine has been shown to be an effective treatment for myopia management with minimal side effects.
See Us for Your Child’s Myopia
Myopia is the leading cause of vision impairment in children. It can significantly impact quality of life physically, emotionally, and socially. Managing myopia can help give your child the tools they need to protect their vision throughout their life. Reach out to Lowy & Sewell Eye Care today to see how we can support your child
Visit Our Location
Lowy & Sewell Eye Care is located in the mall on the corner of Steeles Ave W and Dufferin St, on the west side, next to Max’s Restaurant. Free parking is available in the large lot steps from our front door.
- 1520 Steeles Avenue W, Unit 119
- Concord, ON L4K 3B9
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
When it’s time to update your eyewear, stop by Lowy & Sewell Eye Care to browse our brands. Our friendly staff can help you find lenses customized to your daily needs and frames to bring a little fun and flair to your look.
We want to help your eyes look and feel their best. So whether you want to go bold or minimalistic—we have styles for you and your family.