After attending the BCLA Myopia Management Day, I got to thinking about how industry will respond to the conference highlights. There was much discussion about new optical designs which may emerge in the coming years.
The full spectrum of myopia management demands knowledge of a lot of various aspects. Here are eight ways to get your myopia management practice firing.
British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) highlighted myopia management on the first day of the 2015 conference, Kate summarises some key points.
Sat amongst a packed auditorium I feverishly wrote down as much as I could, and with the permission of James have used my notes to form this blog.
Scientific data increasingly points towards contact lenses as our best option for myopia control. Does the risk of orthok outweigh the benefits for kids?
Why is myopia control important? Is there really that much difference between -3.00D and -5.00D? Why intervention is worth the time, effort and cost.
This study evaluates how orthok treatment zone diameter influences change in refraction and axial eye length over 1-year in children previously fit with orthok lenses of varying back optic zone diameter, to reveal that where treatment zone diameter was less than pupil diameter orthok’s myopia control efficacy appeared to be improved.
This paper investigates the relationship between myopia, the objective measure of smartphone data usage and self reported duration of smartphone use in school children and university students with a secondary aim to assess whether study outcomes changed with age.
The authors evaluated the Rotterdam, The Netherlands Generation R dataset to establish the risk factors associated with change to axial eye length and incidence of myopia in children from age 6 to 9 yrs.
For many children using digital devices is a normal part of their everyday lives and they will use computers and hand-held devices at school and at home. This systematic review collates this published research to illuminate current understanding on the association between the time children spend on digital devices and incidence, prevalence or progression of myopia.