Myopia Control in Kelowna

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A Growing Concern

Your child’s sight is important for their success in life, in sports, in academics—in everything. Clear sight is necessary for speech and language development and allows them to learn effectively. 

Children with vision conditions are often misdiagnosed with behavioural problems or learning disabilities when the reality is that they just aren’t seeing clearly enough to take in information. 

Fortunately, we can diagnose myopia during a comprehensive eye examination. If we do detect the condition, we can recommend some ways to slow its progression. Our optometrists at Orchard Park Optometry are experienced in methods of myopia control and passionate about helping your child see well, today and in the future.

Book your child’s eye exam today.

What Is Myopia?

Myopia is also known as nearsightedness. It is a refractive error that causes distant objects to appear blurry while nearer objects remain clear. 

The condition is on the rise around the world, and studies show there are no signs of it slowing down. Almost half of the world’s population will have myopia to some degree in the near future. Right now, this vision condition impacts nearly 30% of Canadians

We can provide glasses and contact lenses to help children see clearly, but it’s also important to slow the progression of myopia. High degrees of myopia are associated with an increased risk of developing more serious eye conditions in the future, including retinal detachment, cataracts, and open-angle glaucoma.

Book your child’s appointment to begin myopia control today!

KidSight by Orchard Park Optometry

We believe that good vision is essential for health and well-being. That’s why we’ve developed KidSight—a program designed with your child’s eyes in mind.

Benefits of KidSight

When you enlist Orchard Park Optometry to help manage your child’s myopia, we’ll be a committed partner in their health and well-being. The benefits to our KidSight program include:

  • Fitting for specialized contact lenses that slow myopia progression
  • Training for proper insertion and removal of lenses
  • Checkups every 4 months
  • FREE contact lens supply exchanges if the prescription changes
  • Optomap retinal imaging taken annually or if progression occurs to monitor internal eye health

Our Methods

If we detect that your child has myopia, the best time to intervene is during childhood while the eyes grow and develop. We offer different myopia control methods to suit your family’s needs.

MiSight Contact Lenses

MiSight contact lenses are soft, daily disposable contact lenses that are proven to slow myopia progression in some children by up to 59%.

The lenses use peripheral defocus technology to prevent the eyes from growing longer.

Atropine is a medication available in eye drop or eye ointment form. It has been shown to reduce the progression of myopia.

Orthokeratology, commonly known as ortho-k, involves using specialty contact lenses worn overnight to reshape the cornea temporarily. The lenses are typically worn at night and then removed during the day.

The lenses must be consistently used to maintain results.

Our Location

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Let our family take care of your family. We’re excited to share our beautiful office and friendly team with everyone in the Kelowna area.

  • 1536-2271 Harvey Ave
  • Kelowna, BC V1Y 6H2

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:30 AM 5:45 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:30 AM 5:45 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:30 AM 5:45 PM
  • Thursday: 9:30 AM 7:45 PM
  • Friday: 9:30 AM 5:45 PM
  • Saturday: 9:30 AM 5:15 PM
  • Sunday: 10:30 AM 4:00 PM

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