Content Listing for Myopia

Amrizal et al. discuss the accommodative functions in myopes and how these are influenced by the myopia management options such as contact lenses and atropine.

Take part in our research on childhood myopia and inform future decisions on myopia management.

A framework for delivering eye care to children in special schools aims to help those who often seek treatment the least, writes Anna Scott.

This paper critically reviews scientific studies investigating the efficacy of atropine at regressing myopia progression in children.

The College of Optometrists welcomed over 800 attendees to Birmingham last weekend (24-25 February) for its annual conference and AGM.

Objective autorefractors are already a reliable and time-saving complement to optometric care, but Acuity asks if fully automated subjective machines threaten the profession itself.

A 41-year-old myopic female wearing daily disposable lenses, complaining of dry eyes, wished to be refitted with another lens type to provide better comfort.

Find out what our Clinical Adviser has to say about a study published by the University of Hong Kong linking COVID-19 restrictions, screen time and myopia in children.

Eye health issues that are making the news.

Articles cover: The ageing eye; myopia; current concepts in AMD; and the ocular consequences of HIV-AIDS.

With half the world's population estimated to be myopic by 2050, Olivier Denève, our Head of Policy and Public Affairs, asks how we can explain the risks and benefits to patients.

We asked five industry experts to round up the optical successes of 2018, and what they predict for the year ahead.

This article explains the current understanding of the risk factors, diagnosis, limitations and management of glaucoma in myopes.

Our Director of Research, Michael Bowen, looks at how the Cochrane review will affect our guidance on myopia management.

People of different ethnicities are at increased risk of different eye conditions.

One thing is certain: I wasn’t expecting the events of the last 10 weeks to take place when I wrote my last Optometry in Practice editorial in February this year.

The latest issue of our international research journal, OPO, is out now.

Adrian O’Dowd asks if the growing use of topography in community optometry will lead to wavefront analysis gaining traction as a complementary tool.

Dr Hema Radhakrishnan, Associate Dean for Social Responsibility and Reader in Optometry at the University of Manchester, is the guest editor of this special edition of Optometry in Practice.

The College of Optometrists presented the prestigious Research Excellence Awards today as part of Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize 2021.

Read, download and print Acuity's infographic focusing on myopia prevalence and treatment.

This article supports eye care practitioners to consider myopia management options, so they can apply evidence-based practice to their advice, in consultation with the patient, in selecting the most appropriate management plan.

The College of Optometrists is running Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize as a month-long online learning event for members, starting from Tuesday 2 March.

What ocular complications does Ehlers-Danlos cause and how should optometrists treat patients with this condition? Léa Surugue reports.

There is growing interest in myopia and myopia control within the optometry community. This article looks at the evidence for intervention.

Emma Bennett explores the link between a rise in screen time during the pandemic and increasing levels of myopia in children. 

This article covers prescribing, fitting and dispensing myopia management soft contact lenses in children

Create a welcoming environment to ensure excellent customer service for young and old, says Emma White.

Should we be attempting to control myopia progression in a clinical setting? And,if so, what are the options?

Georgina Wintersgill asks how patient research on symptoms online impacts on practice, and how you can assess the evidence that supports the right treatment recommendations.

This article outlines the evidence used to demonstrate the complex aetiology of myopia development and discusses how the supposed opposing influences of genetic factors and environmental influences can be used to further our understanding of myopia.

The clinical figures that count.

Hema Radhakrishnan looks at causes of myopia in relation to inheritance patterns and environmental factors.

The clinical figures that count.

This review outlines current estimates of myopia prevalence for children, the characteristics of myopia progression and attempts to retard its progression with a variety of treatment therapies.

Despite these potential benefits, orthokeratology is often perceived to be an advanced clinical technique only to be attempted by specialists.

The clinical figures that count.

A 41-year-old male attended for a consultation for refractive surgery following referral from his optician. He wanted to know 'if anything could be done' for his prescription.

This article familiarises optometrists with the universal way of reporting refractive surgery clinical outcomes, covering the four main areas of accuracy, efficacy, safety and stability.

Dr Louise Terry MCOptom on how her own experience of myopia is informing innovative ways to manage the condition in children.

This article reviews the evidence to support the optometric management of childhood myopia.

This article reviews the evidence for the protective effect of daylight on myopia.

Heart attacks transiently increase in number when the clocks go forward. Diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma can interfere with the body’s sleep-wake cycles. Becky McCall examines the relationship between the eye and sleep.

A message from the President of the College of Optometrists.

A glance at what’s happening in the world of technology.

What's happening in the world of technology.

Summaries of recent papers from Optometry in Practice.

Here we summarise three research papers from a recent issue of Optometry in Practice.

Here we summarise three research papers from a recent issue of Optometry in Practice.

Here we summarise three research papers from a recent issue of Optometry in Practice.

Here we summarise three research papers from a recent issue of Optometry in Practice.

With the global prevalence of myopia predicted to reach 50% and rates in the UK rising, should optometrists be embracing myopia management techniques? Madeleine Bailey reports.

A message from the President of the College of Optometrists.

Adrian O'Dowd examines how optometrists can prepare for and best handle a backlog of child myopia diagnoses caused by the pandemic.

Key statistics from the WHO World report on vision 2019.