May 2019

Proactively Addressing Progressive Myopia with Evidence-Based Treatment Strategies

Dwight Akerman, OD, MBA, FAAO Chief Medical Editor dwight.akerman@gmail.com

Congratulations to all the researchers and clinicians who collaborated to create the open access International Myopia Institute (IMI) Myopia White Papers.
More than 85 global experts have contributed to eight reports covering all aspects of myopia. The IMI white papers have summarized evidence from hundreds of reports and peer-reviewed studies to provide eye care professionals, researchers, industry, and policy-makers with the most up-to-date guidance on myopia.

The editorial theme of the May edition of RMM asks, “When to Initiate Myopia Management Intervention and When to Stop?” Dr. Daniel Tilia from the Brien Holden Vision Institute writes about that issue in his article, in which he describes published evidence about the timing of myopia management and some factors in making a myopia diagnosis...

How to Get Mom to Say “Yes”

Anyone who has ever attempted to treat a myopic child knows it’s just a matter of time until you hear the question, “Why haven’t I heard about this before?”

Myopia Management Intervention for Special Cases

Over 30 percent of the world is currently myopic, and by 2050, almost 50 percent will be myopic… a staggering 5 billion people.

When to Initiate Myopia Management Intervention and When to Stop

Implicit in deciding when to initiate myopia management is monitoring pre-myopic patients who are at risk of developing myopia.

Practice Management

Practice Success Strategies: 12 Actions to Create a Myopia Management Specialty

Achieving success in myopia management requires a strategy. The following 12 actions are integral to building a myopia management specialty...

Myopia Treatments: How to Choose and When to Use?

Effective management in children and young adults may require different interventions. Learn which works best for your case.

Bring Myopia Management to the Foreground

Optometrists are no strangers to myopia. In fact, maybe we have become too comfortable with treating this condition, flipping on autopilot mode when prescribing glasses and contacts...

Latest Research Summaries

Myopia: The Nature-Nurture Debate

The debate on the role of ‘nature versus nurture’ in the aetiology of myopia has been ongoing for many decades but the exact role of genetic versus environmental components remains far from settled.

Children Can Wear Soft Contact Lenses Safely

Although the evidence is clear on the effectiveness of contact lenses in slowing myopia, issues around the safety of contact lens wear remain.

Myopia: The Time to Act is Now

By Dwight Akerman, OD, MBA, FAAO Myopia is the most common ocular abnormality in the world, yet many patients and parents do not understand the...
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Myopia Management Tools

Myopia Calculator

  The ‘Myopia Calculator’ is a web-based tool developed by Brien Holden Vision Institute Limited to support clinicians in communicating and educating patients...

Myopia Management Guidelines

The ‘Guidelines for Myopia Management’, developed by Brien Holden Vision Institute Limited, are an easy-to-use, practical tool developed to help the busy...

Continuing Education

How Environment and Genetics Give Rise to Myopia

More than half of the world’s population will be myopic by 2050. What factors are causing this epidemic? By Erin Tomiyama, OD, and Kathryn...

Myopia Education Program

Find out why 98% of practitioners have changed the way they practice after completing the program. The biggest innovation in myopia care since...
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