Contact lens safety in kids

A key barrier to contact lens wear in children is parental and practitioner concern about safety. The research indicates, though, that children may be the safest contact lens wearers – here we describe the statistics and how to approach clinical communication.

How myopic dioptres are like IOP

Higher IOP dioptres means more risk of pathology and vision impairment, but it’s not guaranteed for an individual, Read more here…

The ‘why’ of myopia control

It is commonly understood that myopia prevalence is growing globally. By 2050, it is predicted that half of the world’s population – five billion people – will be myopic, with nearly one billion at risk of myopia related ocular pathology. The late Brien Holden was a champion of ensuring myopia is placed on the world health agenda – high myopia is strongly linked to higher risk of cataract, retinal detachment and myopic maculopathy, and increasing rates of vision impairment and blindness due to the latter are already evident in Asian countries.

ARVO 2018 – Part 3

Discover the latest research from the annual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) conference. Find our more in our part 3 article.

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Clinical Myopia Management (Lecture)

This one hour lecture, delivered to final year QUT optometry students in August 2017, covers the ‘why’ of myopia control.

Kate onstage at BCLA 2015

Myopia management 2015 BCLA symposium

British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) highlighted myopia management on the first day of the 2015 conference, Kate summarises some key points.

What Is The Point Of Myopia Control Anyway?

What is the point of myopia control anyway?

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.