Tag Archives: myopia

Orthokeratology Contact Lenses for Myopia Control

Inna Lazar OD

Utilizing orthokeratology contact lenses for myopia control has become increasingly more common. However getting patients to try specialty contact lenses isn’t easy, nor is it easy for optometrists to master fitting and getting comfortable with these lenses. Prescribing orthokeratology lenses for patients whether it is for the purpose of myopia …

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Myopia Control – Everything You Need to Know

Listen to this article instead of reading it: Intro to Myopia Control There are no shortage of theories on the mechanisms of myopia development and progression. Genetics, near work, time indoors, artificial lighting, diet; all these factors have been investigated as potential causes of/correlates to myopia. The fact of the …

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Here’s How I Approach Myopia Control

The incidence and prevalence of myopia are increasing at an alarming rate all over the world. Let’s say you have a 6 year old patient in your chair, and after cycloplegic refraction you come to the conclusion that this child, who was slightly hyperopic a year ago, is now a …

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This is How You Can Try to Stop the Progression of Myopia

As an optometrist, it is likely you are asked about myopia progression from concerned parents every day. Is there anything we can do to stop his eyes from getting worse? According to a study conducted in the United States between 1999-2004, one-third of the population is affected by myopia. In Eastern Asian countries, it …

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