Myopia Management in the Annapolis Valley

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Helping Your Child See Clearly

Myopia, or nearsightedness, affects around 30% of the Canadian population, which means that hundreds of thousands of people struggle to see long distances every day. The condition is a refractive error caused by an eyeball that is too long or a cornea that is too curved, preventing light from focusing correctly on the retina.

Myopia usually starts in childhood and continues to worsen with age. Prescription glasses or contact lenses can correct the error while you wear them, allowing you to see objects clearly at a distance, but there is currently no cure.

If myopia is left untreated, the risk of developing eye conditions such as retinal detachment, cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma increases significantly.

Slowing Down the Progression of Myopia

The longer the eye gets, the worse vision gets, so preventing the eye from growing too long will slow the progression of myopia. Valley Family Optometry employs a few different methods of slowing down the growth of a myopic eye.

MiSight 1 Day Disposable Lenses

CooperVision MiSight 1 day contact lenses are daily disposable lenses that have been shown to significantly reduce the progression of myopia in children. In a clinical trial spanning over 3 years, children wearing MiSight lenses had 59% less myopia progression and 52% less axial elongation than children wearing single-vision lenses.

The lenses are easy to put in and remove, and allow children to continue living their lives as normal. Most parents have reported their children are able to manage their lenses independently.

If you’re interested in these contact lenses and how they can help your child, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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You can find us on the corner of Bridge Street and Victoria Drive.

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  • 545 Victoria Drive
  • Kingston, Nova Scotia B0P 1R0

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED

New Minas

We can be found on the main level of the Valley Crossroads Health & Wellness Building, 21 Roy Ave. New Minas.

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Call, email, or use our online form to request an appointment today!


  • Unit 170 – 21 Roy Ave
  • New Minas, NS B4N 3C6

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Our Services

Our Brands

We are a locally-owned, independent practice that truly cares about finding you a product that helps you see and feel better. We source from an extensive list of suppliers to ensure you have a variety of quality products to choose from.

We offer designer and functional eyewear for every budget, prescription and non-prescription sunglasses, common and specialty contact lenses, dry eye therapy products, and protective safety eyewear. We also have an on-site lab, allowing us to shorten the turnaround time for most eyeglasses.

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