Myopia control prescribing trends and attitudes across the world

International survey of contact lens fitting for myopia control in children Nathan Efron, Philip Morgan and co-authors collected data across 31 countries for at least 23,830 contact lens fits on children. Their data, collected from 2011 through to 2018, showed an increasing trend to prescribing both soft multifocal contacts and rigid lenses for the control of myopia, with the majority …

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April 2020 myopia research update

Myopia management in the Netherlands A report published in March by Caroline Klaver, Jan Polling and the Erasmus Myopia Research Group detailed a literature review of current myopia treatment options, and detailed their plan for treating children presenting to the Department of Ophthalmology and the University Medical Centre. They have developed a new protocol which factors in take age, expected …

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Spectacle Lenses for Myopia Control Part 3: new designs and latest studies

Providing glasses is one of the primary cornerstones of optometry practice, and so the reflex to provide spectacles as all forms of treatment is alluring. But what is the evidence behind using glasses for myopia control, and what’s on the horizon? These concepts are investigated in Spectacle Lenses for Myopia Control Part 1 and Part 2. Bifocal spectacles and progressive …

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How reliable are predictors of myopia progression?

Myopia progression graphs, tools and apps are an excellent visual display of potential myopic growth, and very easy to use when discussing progression and outcomes with parents and patients. Customisable fields, such as age, race, starting myopia script and progression rate give an illusion of specificity, but how accurate are these calculators for your individual patient? Myopic progression is incredibly …

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Latest Research: AAO2019 Part 3 – Getting outside, Rebound and Barriers to Myopia Management

Welcome to the final instalment of myopia content from the American Academy of Optometry 2019 meeting. These updates continue from Part 2, which detailed Mark Bullimore and Noel Brennan’s fantastic session entitled Twelve Evidence Based Things That We Should Know About Myopia.┬áThis update then concludes with barriers to clinical implementation of myopia management, presented by Manbir Nagra. Links to Part …

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Latest Research: AAO2019 Part 2 – We Know What we Don’t Know

Welcome to Part 2 of the updates from the American Academy of Optometry 2019 Meeting. These updates all sprung from Mark Bullimore and Noel Brennan’s fantastic session entitled Twelve Evidence Based Things That We Should Know About Myopia. Links to Part 1 and Part 3 can be found at the end of this blog. There is little evidence that handheld …

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Latest Research: AAO2019 Part 1 – The New Facts, Figures and Futures

The third biannual World Congress of Optometry and meeting of the American Academy of Optometry was held in October 2019 in Orlando. The following three updates include some of the highlights to come of over 16 hours of fantastic lecture content on myopia. Addressing the global myopia burden: guest summary by Sally Dillehay The following has been edited for this …

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GSLS2020 Update 2: The parents, the patients and your practice

Welcome to Part 2 of the news update of the 2020 Global Specialty Lens Symposium, held in Las Vegas. Read on for updates on the risk-to-benefit comparison of myopia control, how to talk myopia successfully with parents and how to integrate myopia control into your practice. Click the link at the bottom to check out Part 1 on Teens, Treatments …

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