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 (PALs or no-line bifocals), orthokeratology (the overnight contacts), and Atropine drops.

Below is a link to a myopia calculator from Brien-Holden Vision Institute.  This calculator uses various studies to predict the amount of myopic progression with and without treatment for a side-by-side comparison.  They are one of the premier authorities on myopia control, and have some good information on their Website.

https://globalmyopiacentre.org/myopia-resources/myopia-calculator/

Next blog we will discuss Atropine eye drops.  Until then, let us know if it is time for your yearly exam or if someone you know could benefit from myopia control and we will schedule you an exam.

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