Myopia

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MYOPIA CONTROL VOL 2, PART 4 of 4, BY BENJAMIN V CLINGAN, OD

During the past few entries, we have been discussing ways to control myopia progression.  We have mentioned drops, glasses, and contacts.  This entry will focus on things you can do at home.  Over the past few years, several studies have indicated that extra time spent outdoors has played a part in reducing myopia.  Now there …

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MYOPIA CONTROL VOL 2, PART 3 of 4, BY BENJAMIN V CLINGAN, OD

This blog will talk about the difference between multifocal contacts/glasses and peripheral defocus contacts/glasses.  The reason we need these treatment options is the fact that regular glasses and contacts actually encourage myopia to increase.  This happens because the central vision is placed correctly in the front central retina but the peripheral vision is placed behind …

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MYOPIA CONTROL VOL 2, PART 2 of 4, BY BENJAMIN V CLINGAN, OD

  So, we are back on with myopia control again.  If you were able to use the calculator with the link from the last post, you may have noticed that the most effective way to control myopia is with 1% Atropine eye drops once at night.  While effective, the drops do come with some significant …

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Myopia Control

MYOPIA CONTROL VOL 2, PART 1 of 4, BY BENJAMIN V CLINGAN, OD

We have talked about myopia control before on this blog.  I wanted to update everyone on some new studies and products. Myopia (near-sightedness) generally increases as children age.  More efforts and new products are being designed to slow this progression.  We have mentioned most of them in previous posts: multifocal contact lenses, progressive addition lenses …

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