Myopia progression is growing world wide and that includes Winnipeg. When children come in for an eye exam at Eyes On Bridgwater in Winnipeg with me or one of the other paediatric optometrists here, one of the things we look for is myopia.
This eye research study looked at the myopia progression rates and age in children in India, but it’s very similar to results we see in Canada. There are 3 things that you can learn from this study:
- If you child is under 15 years old and has myopia and thier prescription eye glasses are increasing by more than 1/2 diopter that is a significant change and you should talk to one of the Winnipeg optometrists at Eyes On Bridgwater about options for myopia management.
- If your Winnipeg optometrist has diaganosed your child, who is under 10 years old, with myopia at their paediatric eye exam, you should talk our eye doctors about myopia control options.
- If your child has not had an eye exam with a Winnipeg Optometrist annually since they were 3 years old, then you should book an eye exam with a Winnipeg Optometrist at Eyes On Bridgwater to look for signs of myopia and other eye conditions. Our optometrists can prescribe eye glasses, contact lenses and eye drops to help slow down the progression of myopia.