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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… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 21 2019
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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… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 18 2018
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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… Read More »

  • Posted on: Nov 21 2018
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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… Read More »

  • Posted on: Oct 24 2018
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KEEP YOUR EYES HEALTHY PART IV BY BENJAMIN CLINGAN, OD

Last post, we discussed how cosmetics can interfere with our ocular hygiene.  This post we will discuss a couple of ways everyone can improve ocular hygiene. Warm compress – As mentioned last time, we have important glands (Meibomian glands) that line our eyelids.  Keeping these glands open and working properly is essential.  The oil (or… Read More »




Bifocals for Kids? PART I by Benjamin Clingan, OD

It seems like a very foreign concept indeed. Bifocals are meant for “old people.” Why would a child need something meant for grandma or grandpa? As we continue our discussion on myopia control, you may notice most of the treatments are already available but just used for other purposes. Glasses and contacts prescriptions for myopia… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 23 2018
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Myopia Control, by Benjamin V. Clingan, OD

MYOPIA CONTROL What is myopia? Myopia refers to the refractive error (glasses prescription) of patients who are nearsighted. What is myopia control? As some of you who are myopic have noticed from personal experience, once you are given a glasses prescription it keeps “getting worse” every time you visit the eye doctor.  While your eyes… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 6 2018
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