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Introduction to Myopia Control
Jeffrey J. Walline, OD PhD
Associate Dean of Research, The Ohio State University College of Optometry
The prevalence of myopia is on the rise, and we must do something to reduce the potentially sight-threatening side effects of myopia.
This lecture will discuss ineffective means of myopia control so optometrists know what NOT to implement, as well as provide information about how to use the most successful methods of myopia control, including soft multifocal contact lenses, orthokeratology contact lenses, and atropine eye drops. We will discuss the mechanism of how they may work, how to optimize myopia control, and how to manage these treatments.
In the end, optometrists will be more capable of educated discussions of myopia control with parents and feel more confident in providing myopia control treatments.