As the eye continues to grow, the retinal tissue has to stretch. The more myopia you develop the higher the risk for specific eye health and vision issues. For example, a -7.00 myopia has over a 44 times higher risk of developing a retinal detachment compared to someone who has normal vision.
We offer two exciting Health Canada approved contact lens options that can control the progression of myopia: Ortho-keratology and MiSight. We can’t stop it completely in all cases; but, studies show a slowing of progression by 59%.