Myopia Control

Myopia Control Centre of Hamilton

Myopia is a progressive disorder that results in poor distance vision, and if severe poor near vision as well. Myopia is also known as “near-sighted,” or “short-sighted.” It changes the physical shape of the eye, by steepening the front surface of the eye or stretching the retina in the back of the eye. These changes increase the risk of eye diseases, including retinal detachments and glaucoma. Myopia is linked to both genetic and environmental influences including near work, screen time, and lack of outdoor play.

The World Health Organization (WHO) projects that there will be 2.5 billion nearsighted people by the year 2020!

More than 50% of the world’s population will develop myopia by 2050!


This is a non-surgical procedure that eliminates the need to wear glasses or contacts during the day. It improves your vision by reshaping your eye while you sleep using specially designed contact lenses. It is a safe and effective treatment option for those who are near-sighted, far-sighted, have astigmatism or have presbyopia.

When choosing Ortho-K, a few key tests must be performed to allow our licensed optometrist to create a custom lens specifically designed for your eye:

  • Examination of the retina and health of the outside of your eye
  • Mapping of the front part of your eye (cornea) using a topographer

Our licensed optometrists work very closely with you to ensure you are fit with the perfect retainer for your eye. Through out your initial fitting period with the new retainer, your optometrist will be monitoring your corneal health and effectiveness of the treatment. Sometimes the fit may be modified to achieve your goals.

The Ortho-K lens is manufactured using a high-speed computer assisted lathe and made from highly oxygen permeable material which allows for your eyes to breathe overnight and maintain safe eye health. It is a very safe and reversible procedure. It can take from 1-4 weeks to achieve excellent vision. Factors which can influence this timeline include: your initial prescription, corneal rigidity, tear quality and quantity, and your expectations.

Studies show that Ortho-K retainers can slow myopia progression. Children make great Ortho-K wearers because they are highly motivated and learn how to care for their lenses quickly. Speak to our optometrists today to learn more about Ortho-K retainers and how you can protect your child’s sight.

Soft Multifocal Contact Lenses

These specially designed contact lenses help slow down the stretching of the retina in the back of the eye and therefore slows the progression of myopia. Your optometrist will work very closely with you to ensure you are fit with the correct lens for your eye. You will be instructed on how to insert, remove and take care of your lens. Throughout the treatment period, your optometrist will be monitoring your corneal health and effectiveness of the treatment.

Speak to our optometrists today for a free consultation to determine which myopia control treatment option will be best suitable for your eyes.

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Our entire vision care team is committed to ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of each and every patient. Our optometrists provide comprehensive eye health and vision examinations to meet your specific visual needs.

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Perception Eyecare

Southmount Health Care Centre
(in the Fortinos Plaza)

35 Upper Centennial Parkway, Unit 1B
Stoney Creek, ON L8J 3W2

289 309-1030

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