Articles related to MYOPIA
Researchers Explain How Reading Might Contribute to Myopia
A recent study by researchers at SUNY suggests that reading may contribute to myopia progression. The study found that the images formed by our eyes during reading lack the diversity of contrasts and visual motion needed to activate major visual pathways that are important for visual development. Factors such as low light, low contrast, and the lack of self-motion make reading less effective at stimulating these pathways compared to activities like walking. The study’s findings suggest that reducing near work, such as reading, may be an effective strategy to prevent myopia progression.
Optometry April 20th 2023
Myopia Control in 2023
This piece discusses the latest developments in myopia control and management. It highlights the importance of implementing myopia control strategies early on, as myopia is becoming more prevalent and severe in younger populations. The article discusses the different methods available for myopia control, such as orthokeratology, atropine therapy, and multifocal contact lenses. It also provides insight into emerging treatments, such as corneal reshaping with photorefractive intrastromal cross-linking (PiXL) and soft contact lenses with light-adjustable properties. The author emphasizes the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest research and technology to provide the best care for patients with myopia.
Ophthalmology March 28th 2023
Orthokeratology: Overcome Parent Hesitancy
How to get parents to agree to have their kids undergo orthokeratology (ortho-k) is covered by Cary Herzberg, OD. The key to gaining parent support for ortho-k is to pinpoint the individual obstacles and create and organize a plan of action to get beyond them. The OD must fully understand the specialty in order to achieve this, and when speaking with patients, they must build conversations and talking points.
Ophthalmology January 26th 2023
Contact Lens Clinical Controversies 2023
Controversies about contact lenses are ongoing, and the American Optometric Association Contact Lens and Cornea Section leadership is once again thrilled to present a fresh series on this subject in this yearly piece for Contact Lens Spectrum. These debates concern the following topics: On-label vs. off-label myopia management treatments Do we overprescribe scleral lenses? Should all contact lens wearers be fitted with daily disposable lenses?
Optometry January 9th 2023
AOA Survey: Doctors of Optometry Embrace Myopia Management
The AOA’s Research & Information Committee (RIC) conducted the survey this past summer, with findings published in the AOA Health Policy Institute brief: 93% of doctors who provide myopia management work in cities, with 71% working independently. Before beginning myopia management protocols, 73% believe an annual progression of 0.5 to 0.75 diopters is required. The most important risk factor for myopia management was determined to be refractive error. Soft (contact) lenses approved by the FDA were the preferred treatment method. 33% of myopia management candidates postpone treatment; 80% of these patients postpone treatment due to financial constraints.
Ophthalmology December 12th 2022