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Are Astigmatism and Myopia the Same?

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Refractive errors are common eye conditions that can cause blurred vision and other symptoms. Comprehensive eye exams can help detect eye conditions like refractive errors, and your optometrist can help you achieve clear vision. Myopia and astigmatism are two of the most common refractive errors. While they share some similarities, they are two different conditions.  […]

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Can Myopia Be Reversed?

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Something often asked by patients is whether we can reverse myopia. It’s an understandable question since nearly 30% of the Canadian population is myopic. The short answer is no; optometrists cannot completely reverse myopia. However, with proper myopia management in children, we can often control it and slow its progression.  Myopia treatment begins with understanding […]

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