myopia management

Nearsighted or Farsighted?

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

Have you been told you are ‘nearsighted’ or ‘farsighted’ but not totally sure what they mean? Both of these may require you to rely on

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Top 5 Myopia Myths

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2021

Do you want to know the truth about the top 5 myopia myths?  Myopia affects 1.45 billion people worldwide and is the most common refractive

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Myopia and Vision Therapy

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2021

Vision therapy not only treats lazy eye, eye turn, or learning difficulties, but may also prevent or slow the progression of myopia. While a cure

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When are Atropine Eye Drops Used?

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

Atropine is an essential eye drop used by eye doctors in both the diagnosis and treatment of many eye conditions. When you go for your

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Multifocal Contact Lenses for Children 

by Russ Lazarus March 7, 2021

Was your child prescribed multifocal contact lenses and you’re not sure why? Multifocal contact lenses are prescribed for children to support their learning and school

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Why Are My Child’s Eyes Weakening?

by Russ Lazarus March 1, 2021

Are you concerned your child’s eyes are weakening? Why does this happen? Children’s eyes can weaken and lenses become stronger, but should I be concerned?

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LASIK Eye Surgery: 5 Myths and Facts

by Russ Lazarus February 15, 2021

Here’s the most common myths and facts on laser eye surgery. While LASIK eye surgery has become the most popular refractive surgery in the U.S, there are many misconceptions regarding this procedure that prevent people from even discussing LASIK with their eye doctors.

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Near Point Visual Stress (NPVS)

by Devora Kramer January 23, 2021

Modern science now understands why long hours of reading and screen time can lead to eye strain. When the visual system struggles to meet the

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What’s Worse: High Myopia or Smoking?

by Devora Kramer January 11, 2021

Smoking can lead to the development of sight-threatening eye diseases — but did you know that myopia can also increase your risk of these serious

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Myopia Management for Athletes

by Devora Kramer January 11, 2021

Rarely do you think about your eyes when preparing for a big game… until your glasses slip off your face or your contact lenses pop

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How Does Ortho-K Work?

by Devora Kramer January 5, 2021

Ortho-k lenses are designed to float on top of the eye’s tear film and apply gentle water-based (hydraulic) pressure to the front layer of the cornea, called the epithelium. The hydraulic pressure causes the cells of the epithelium to move from the center of the cornea to the periphery. This migration of corneal cells leads to a temporary reshaping of the cornea and correction of the refractive error.

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Ortho-K: Top 10 FAQs

by Devora Kramer January 4, 2021

Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is quickly becoming the gold standard for myopia management in children. Here are the top 10 most frequently asked questions about ortho-k to help you decide if this myopia management technique is right for you.

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The Benefits of Outdoor Play for Children with Myopia

by Devora Kramer January 4, 2021

Not only does spending time outdoors have significant health benefits, it can even help to slow down myopia progression in children.  Myopia, more commonly known

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Should I Be Worried About Myopia?

by Devora Kramer January 4, 2021

Myopia (nearsightedness) progression in children doesn’t only result in a rapidly increasing optical prescription, it can also lead to some serious sight-threatening eye conditions in

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Can Your Child Benefit from Myopia Management?

by Russ Lazarus December 28, 2020

According to studies, myopia management has shown to reduce myopia progression by up to 78%. Myopia management is a treatment program that involves multifocal glasses or contact lenses, overnight ortho-k lenses, MiSight lenses, or specialized eye drops— all scientifically proven to reduce the rate of myopia progression and the risk of future eye diseases associated with myopia.

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MiSight Lenses for Myopia Management

by Russ Lazarus December 28, 2020

MiSight contact lenses are daily disposable, soft contact lenses designed to control myopia progression in children ages 8 to 15 years. Although FDA approval is for children up to age 12, recent research has found that teens up to age 15 can also benefit from these lenses.

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Are Ortho-K Lenses Safe?

by Russ Lazarus December 28, 2020

Ortho-k lenses are designed to reshape your cornea while you sleep, so you can benefit from clear vision during the day— without the need for glasses or contact lenses. These specialized lenses are prescribed to control the rate of myopia progression in children, as well as for vision correction without the need for daytime eyewear. The question is, are they safe?

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Why Do Adults Choose Ortho-K?

by Russ Lazarus December 28, 2020

If you have been thinking about ways to improve your vision without the need for corrective eyewear, ortho-k may be the solution you have been searching for

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Why Is My Child’s Myopia Worsening?

by Russ Lazarus May 10, 2020

Are you concerned that your child needs stronger eyeglasses? Myopia is not only blurry vision but can also lead to serious sight-threatening eye diseases. Myopia

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What Is Myopia?

by Russ Lazarus April 29, 2020

Myopia affects clarity of vision for any distant images and objects – the board in a classroom, driving, the television, a clock on the wall, etc. Myopia affects millions of children and adults, worldwide, over 30% of the U.S. population suffers from myopia.

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Why Is Myopia Management Important?

by Russ Lazarus April 23, 2020

Is there a way to prevent my child’s myopia from worsening? A number of recent studies suggest that it may be possible to control myopia by totally stopping, or at least slowing down, its progression during childhood and teenage years. Myopia management is a treatment program aimed at controlling myopia, keeping the level of myopia as low as possible, in order to reduce your child’s risk of developing vision threatening eye diseases later in life.

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