Myopia (near-sightedness) is becoming more and more prevalent in North America. Myopia is starting earlier and advancing more quickly in children and thus leading to stronger prescriptions for teenagers and adults. This can result in reliance in thick or heavy glasses or contact lenses.
Myopia control is the process of trying to slow down or stop the progression of near-sightedness. Ottawa Valley Vision offers several options for myopia control including Optometric Vision Therapy as well as contact lenses and glasses designed for this purpose.