Upcoming Events: Eye & Contact Lens Myopia Symposium

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Myopia prevalence has increased 66% in the USA over the last few decades with 1 in 3 Americans currently myopic and in Asia the estimate is 1 in 2 people! New approaches to myopia control are currently under consideration—contact lenses including OK, and atropine. This CME-style symposium includes speakers with recognized experience and expertise in this growing area of concern.

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Warwick Denver Hotel-downtown Denver
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Networking Reception to Follow

NO charge, but please register at http://www.jotformpro.com/jslominski/Summit

The Inside Scoop April Edition: What’s Happening in Myopia Control

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With the American Academy of Orthokeratology & Myopia Control’s annual Vision By Design (VBD) meeting just days away, here’s your chance to stay up to date with the latest on the subject matter.

Recent Publications:

Antonio Medina discusses the possibility of a feedback control theory where an open loop that is fueled by continuously corrected myopia results in further myopia development.

Two separate meta-analyses by Sun et al and Si et al summarize the results of well-designed, controlled studies to date that support corneal reshaping or overnight orthokeratology as a method to slow the progression of myopia in school-aged children.

In Prediction of Juvenile-Onset Myopia, Karla Zadnik et al discuss how using a simple, single measure of refractive error can be used to predict future myopia status.

Guest Appearances: The Power Hour, April 15, 2015 at 9pm EST

On this week’s The Power Hour, Dr. Gary Gerber, OD, will feature Professor Brien Holden live on optometry’s own radio show. Professor Holden, renowned optometrist best known for his research initiatives towards improvement of vision care, will discuss The Myopia Epidemic and new research regarding myopia prevention. Click here to listen.

Upcoming Events: VBD April 16-19, 2015

The Friday program at VBD is filled with myopia control related content – from understanding the current status of myopia development around the world to exploring the latest methods on how to control the progression of myopia – experts will weigh in from both a clinical and research perspective.

Visit myopiacontrol.org and stay informed by joining our e-mail list today!

Introducing a central portal for all of your myopia control needs!

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Hello, my name is Dr. Stephanie Ramdass, a Clinical Research Fellow of the Vision Research Institute at the Michigan College of Optometry. I would like to welcome you to myopiacontrol.org, a site designed with today’s eyecare provider in mind. Whether you are well established in the field or a new practitioner, our goal is to provide multiple resources for a variety of audiences.

You can read up on different methods of myopia control that are utilized by clinicians today, browse topic specific journal abstracts with periodic video interviews from the authors, gain a global perspective as experts from around the world will weigh in on how myopia control is addressed in their respective countries, and much more.

Through our blog, we will provide notice of any website updates and regular posts regarding the most current research initiatives and developments in the arena of myopia control. Click on the HOME key in the left menu and continue to explore myopiacontrol.org!