How to Protect Your Vision: Understanding and Preventing Myopia


The prevalence of myopia or nearsightedness has been on the rise globally. In Canada alone, it is estimated that about 30% of the population is affected by myopia, a significant increase compared to past generations.  In this article, we will explore the possible reasons why more people are becoming nearsighted than ever before. Please note […]

How to Manage Myopia: Expectations and Treatment Choices


Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a condition that affects millions of people. It is a refractive error that causes distant objects to appear blurry while close objects appear clear. Myopia can develop at any age, but it typically begins in childhood and progresses throughout adolescence. In this article, we will discuss what to expect […]

What Is Myopia and Can It Cause Blindness in a Person?

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Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common vision condition in which distant objects appear blurry while close objects appear clear. It is caused by an abnormally shaped eyeball or by the cornea having too much curvature. Myopia is one of the most common vision problems, affecting an estimated 25% of the population in the […]

Early Warning Signs of Myopia to Look Out For

parents playing football with their child

Myopia is a common eye health condition that is characterized by blurred distance vision. It is also known as short-sightedness. It usually starts during childhood and can progress until the child stops growing. Myopia is a condition where one cannot see things far away clearly. It is often progressive and worsens over time, leading to […]

Eye Care 101: Understanding High Myopia and Its Treatment

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High myopia, also known as “severe myopia” or “extreme myopia,” is a condition that is characterized by extreme nearsightedness. People who have a high degree of myopia are generally considered to have a condition that is more severe than other kinds of myopia. Continue reading to find out more about excessive myopia and its treatment. […]

Learning About Myopia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

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Let’s talk about myopia. This is a condition that affects the eyes by causing nearsightedness. It usually starts presenting itself around the time an individual is anywhere around six to fourteen years old. This has become more of a common case in the digital age, but hereditary factors are also considered to increase the likelihood […]

Myopia in Children – What Parents Should Be Aware Of


Myopia or near-sightedness is a vision problem that typically starts when a child is between six and 14 years old. Kids whose parents are nearsighted tend to be at a higher risk of developing myopia.  In recent years, there has been a rise in myopia cases, especially in children and experts think it could be […]

Curing Nearsightedness or Myopia: Is It Possible?

Blurry background fixed by wearing glasses, shows how nearsightedness or myopia works

Nearsightedness, known as myopia, is the most common vision problem in both adults and children. In fact, it is so common that experts have called it a global epidemic, predicting it will increase in prevalence from 27 percent in 2010 to 52 percent of the world’s population in 2050. Additionally, around 30 percent of the […]

Dealing with ICL Surgery: Preparation and Aftercare

Patient at Valley Laser Eye Centre in the waiting room before their ICL surgery

This blog post does not replace medical advice and should not be implemented prior to consulting a fully certified medical professional. If you’ve had trouble with your eyesight due to short-sightedness (myopia) or astigmatism, you may need to look into procedures like Implantable Contact Lens Surgery (ICL surgery). This type of surgery is beneficial to […]

Our Guide to Nearsightedness: All You Need to Know About This Condition

An example of how nearsightedness affects someones vision

Do you only have clearer vision when things are a few inches away from your face? If you do, then you probably have an eye condition called nearsightedness. Also called myopia, people who have it see things clearly when they’re. On the other hand, objects that are farther away will appear blurry. How nearsightedness happens […]