Vivid Eye Care | Cranston Market Optometry | Calgary
356 Cranston Rd SE #1020 Calgary AB T3M 0S9 (403) 724-0101
(587) 323-4302

Calgary, AB |403.724.0101

Myopia Control

Myopia Treatment and Management in SE Calgary: Visit Us at Vivid Eye Care!

What is Myopia?

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a prevalent eye condition in which the eye does not bend light properly to a single focus. This causes distant objects to appear blurred while nearby objects remain clear. Myopia typically develops in children and then progresses into adulthood.

Vivid Eye Care Can Help Manage Myopia

Although there currently is no “cure” for myopia, proper treatment and management are effective in maintaining clear vision and healthy eyes. We offer a number of treatments that can control myopia and slow its progression in children and young adults. These treatments can induce changes in the eye’s structure and focusing system to prevent the eye from elongating further, reducing stress and fatigue.

What Causes Myopia?

Myopia is caused when the eyeball is too long relative to the focusing power of the cornea and lens of the eye.

Over the past few decades, myopia has seen a dramatic increase in cases amongst Canadians. While there is no definitive cause for this increase, most eye doctors and researchers believe that the increased use of computers and digital devices is a major contributor.

Symptoms of Myopia

As mentioned earlier, if you are nearsighted, you will have difficulty seeing distant objects clearly. In addition to this symptom, you may also experience:

  • Excessive squinting
  • Strained eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches

Treatment and Management

Atropine is an ophthalmic eye drop used to dilate the pupil and completely relax the eyes’ focusing system. Studies indicate that low dose atropine (0.01%) may slow myopia progression. The low concentration shows a minimal effect on pupil dilation, causing light sensitivity and trouble focusing at near.

Multifocal lenses are special contact lenses designed to correct nearsightedness (or farsightedness) as well as presbyopia using different powers in different zones of the lens. These lenses are effective in slowing myopia progression by creating peripheral blur to slow eye growth.

Much like the contact lenses, multifocal eyeglasses use specially designed corrective lenses to significantly reduce strain associated with focusing.

Our Location

Our office is part of the Cranston Market Clinic and is just two minutes off of Deerfoot Trail. Vivid Eye Care is in the same plaza as the Sobey’s and Scotiabank.

Communities We Serve

  • Cranston
  • Seton
  • Auburn Bay
  • McKenzie Lake
  • De Winton
  • Heritage Pointe
  • Mahogany
  • Chaparral
  • McKenzie Towne
  • Douglasdale
  • Quarry Park
  • Willow Park


356 Cranston Road SE #1020
Calgary, AB T3M 0S9

Contact Us:

Phone: +1 (403) 724-0101

+1 (403) 724-0107


Monday 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 9am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 9am - 5:30pm
Friday 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9am - 2:00pm
Sunday Closed

Please note:

Holidays and Long Weekends – Closed

Our Services

Adult Eye Exam

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Children's Eyecare

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Glasses & Sunglasses

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Contact Lens

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Medical & Specialty Eyecare

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