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Transition Contact Lenses, by Benjamin V. Clingan, OD

Back in April, the FDA approved contact lenses with light adaptive technology (Transition coating).  For those of you who may not know, Transition coatings for glasses enable the lenses to darken at outside and then lighten indoors.  Thus, they “transition” from normal clear lenses to sunglasses once exposed to UV light from the sun.  Many …

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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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