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    Tips for preventing the progression of myopia

    The views expressed here belong to the author. They do not necessarily represent the views of Optometry Times or UBM Medica.

    Optometry Times Editorial Advisory Board Member David Kading, OD, FAAO, shares his tips for helping to prevent the progression of myopia in children. 

     

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    David Kading, OD, FAAO, FCLSA
    Dr. Kading owns a two-location, three-doctor practice in Seattle. He specializes in dry eye and contact lenses with an emphasis on ...

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    • SonjaHagemann
      AOK in children, sorry you won't catch me offering it again. Not after a 90% Serratia corneal ulcer in a 16 y/o girl who wasn't cleaning her OrthoK lenses properly. You'd think that was a one-off but it happened in several colleague's offices that year. I'm not willing to bet my license that every parent is going to be in the bathroom with their kid every AM and PM, guaranteeing they keep their little hands and lenses clean enough for the increased risk of overnight wear. Normal RGPs offer at least a 50% reduction in myopia progression, under correcting specs works too, all without putting my butt on the line. AOK is great just not for children. I think it is a bit cavalier to fit children in them actually.
    • DarrenSass
      David come on! No mention of proper visual hygiene to reduce nearpoint stress? How about spectacle lens options? There seems no perfect treatment yet but I think there are a number of reasonable options that you did not mention.