At Perspective Optometry, we provide myopia control near you. We understand the risks associated with myopia and how important it is to receive immediate treatment if you are suffering from vision impairment. Our eye doctor in Vancouver will provide long-term myopia control solutions so you can remain comfortable without posing a risk to your future health.
Myopia has doubled in Canada since the 1990s and the World Health Organization has called myopia a global epidemic. It can cause vision impairment and even blindness.
Myopia is on the rise worldwide for a variety of reasons — including increasing near-work demands and decreased time spent outdoors. Genetics also plays a role. We estimate that one-in-four parents have a child with myopia.
Perspective Optometry serves the Greater Vancouver Area. If you're looking for a trustworthy optometrist near you that can provide long-term, efficient eyecare solutions, then look no further. We will work diligently to get you in to see our doctor while achieving optimal eye health for you and your family.
Myopia Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately, not many people of the general public fully understand the extent of myopia. While some know that it is "nearsightedness," there is more information that remains unheard of in sufferers. In fact, vision concerns can begin to post long-term health threats if it isn't addressed quickly by doctors.
At Perspective Optometry, our goal is to provide you with the necessary education while addressing your eye health. With a proper treatment plan, you can remain comfortable despite your myopia diagnosis. We will help provide a long-term treatment plan to ensure that your health isn't deteriorating.
What is myopia?
Many young people have the unpleasant experience of having their eye-glasses prescription go up every time they go to the eye doctor — this process is sometimes very rapid. This is called myopia progression.
Myopia is commonly called nearsightedness and it causes the eyeball to get longer, as shown in the image above. Eye doctors measure this elongation by measuring the axial length of the eye. As the eyeball becomes abnormally longer and longer, serious eye diseases may develop.
Patients with myopia are at risk of severe eye diseases. High myopia puts a patient at risk of eye diseases that may result in permanent vision loss, including increased risk of peripheral retinal degeneration, retinal detachments, myopic maculopathy, choroidal neovascular membrane and glaucoma.
Are glasses enough for myopia treatment?
Glasses are not enough for myopia treatment. They will allow the patient to see clearly for a period of time, but then myopia will get worse and new lenses with a more powerful prescription are needed. Therefore, any treatment that can slow or stop the progression of myopia is welcome.
Fortunately, new therapies for myopia progression based on scientific evidence are available and are effective. Dr. Randahwa has an extensive myopia control practice and has been successful in slowing and stopping myopia.
What are my options for myopia control?
The goal of any treatment option is to slow the progression of nearsightedness while providing comfort to our patients. Depending on the severity of your myopia and your lifestyle, we will tailor a personalized treatment plan for you.
Most frequently, myopia control can be treated with four different avenues: pharmaceuticals, orthokeratology, contact lenses and vision therapy. Depending on the age of the patient, some treatment plans may be more suitable than others.
Myopia control options include pharmaceutical interventions like low-dose atropine, prescription modifications, orthokeratology (ortho-K) and soft bifocal/multifocal contact lens, specially designed to control myopia in children and young adults. Orthokeratology is a drug-free treatment that has been studied for over 20 years and is safe and effective. Spending more time outdoors and decreasing screen time might also be beneficial.
We may recommend gas-permeable contacts to provide assistance with focusing the eye. Depending on the severity of myopia, special contact lenses may be required during nighttime. After we assess your condition, we will provide solutions that best suit the needs of you and your family.
Don’t Fall Victim To Myopia
Don't allow misinformation and misconceptions to rule your eye care solutions!
Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation regarding myopia available. The best thing you can do is get in the driver's seat of your eye health. This includes understanding the condition you've been diagnosed with and being mindful of future risks, threats and symptoms.
We go above and beyond a comprehensive eye exam. We will work with you to help educate and provide long-term eye care solutions for our myopia patients. A myopia treatment plan will help assist you in maintaining the current stats of your vision.
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We Are Here For You
We provide treatment solutions that will allow you to see the beautiful world around you clearly. We understand that your needs are unique, which is why we approach each treatment plan individually. We want to provide long-term care solutions that complement your lifestyle — not derail it.
Our team is dedicated to helping our patients feel seen and heard. If you're confused about myopia or the treatment plan we've developed, our doctor will help you make sense of your new diagnosis.
Eyecare is much more than a comprehensive eye exam and eyeglasses. Proper eye care is a multi-faceted, holistic approach to your vision needs.
Book An Appointment
Do you suspect that you suffer from myopia? Or are you looking for a long-term treatment program that will provide you with the relief you need, while ensuring that your eyes don't further deteriorate? Perspective Optometry is here to help.
Study suggests that young children may benefit from orthokeratology
February 14, 2013
New study confirms orthokeratology for slowing myopia progression
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Orthokeratology is shown to be effective in correcting astigmatism and myopia
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New study supports orthokeratology for myopia control and for astigmatism correction
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See Dr. Randhawa
To book an appointment with Dr. Randhawa, please book online or call Perspective Optomterty Vancouver at (604) 435-EYE1.