Children and Screen Time

Children and Screen Time Author: Dr. Emily Walsh, O.D How Much Screen Time is Too Much? During the pandemic, kids screen time increased by an average of 5 hours a day.”1 In a world where digital devices are becoming more necessary for kids to learn, it can be difficult to determine how much is too […]

Myopace: Slowing the Progression of Myopia

Myopace: Slowing the Progression of Myopia full-scope myopia management clinic We are very excited to introduce you to “MYOPACE”, our full-scope myopia management clinic at Insight Eye Care. Our friendly and engaging optometrists specifically treat myopia in children and young adults. We offer a comfortable and inclusive environment where even our youngest patients can feel […]

Myopia and Axial Length Explained

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Myopia and Axial Length Explained Author: Dr. Diana Balcarras Berg, B.S.c., O.D Understanding Your Eye Examination Regular Routine Eye Exam During a regular routine eye examination, your child will have their vision tested in traditional methods including measuring the visual acuity (reading the letters on the eye chart), checking the prescription, testing binocular vision (how […]

Outdoor Time and Myopia

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Outdoor Time and Myopia Author: Dr. Tiffany Sieunarine, HBSc., OD. Why is outdoor time is important for myopia? There are many factors to consider when determining a child’s risk of developing myopia (nearsightedness). It has long been understood that age and genetics are strongly associated with myopia onset. For example, a child with two myopic […]

Safe Handling of Soft Contact Lenses For Kids

Contact Lenses and Accessories

Contact lenses, mirror, lint-free towel, saline to rinse lenses (if needed). Open the contact lens case or blister packs. Both the parent and child should thoroughly wash their hands with soap and water. Dry your hands with a lint-free towel. Do not allow water to come in contact with your contact lenses as this can cause serious eye infections.