This research summary describes the major multifocal contact lens (MFCL) research studies for myopia control, and what we still need to learn. From the first studies only a decade ago, to wearing time, commercially available lenses, the influence of BV, novel designs and more, this comprehensive review will get you all the way up to date on MFCLs.
Professor Karla Zadnik, Dean of the Ohio State University College of Optometry in the USA,, discusses the Childhood Atropine for Myopia Progression (CHAMP) study, engaging with the literature, her favourite papers and an alternative take on myopia control as standard of care.
As technology evolves the next big change is likely to be Virtual Reality. Could we expect Virtual Reality to be better for myopia than our screens and smartphones of today? How will the artificially simulated visual environment of VR impact on children’s visual development? Let’s explore what we know and what we’re yet to learn.