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THE BIG QUESTION: Why would anyone with short sight under -5.00D who competes in sport at the highest level use glasses or contact lenses to see, as opposed to having complete freedom from both by switching to night lenses?”
If the answer is “There is no logical reason”, and the outcome of doing so is undisputed better performance at the highest level, then maybe night lenses are indeed a game changer in sports? To Read More
Dr. Bao Attends International Orthokeratology Academy Meeting
April 28 - May 1, 2011: (Orlando, Fl) Yachin Bao, O.D. attended the Orthokeratology Academy of America
educational conference. The OAA is an international organization of orthokeratologists who provide a nonsurgical alternative to refractive surgery for nearsightedness, astigmatism and hyperopia. Current research also shows that Ortho-K can slow myopic progression in children.
The keynote address was given by Melbourne Hovell, Ph.D., M.P.H.-Graduate School of Public Health in San Diego-Myopia as a Public Health Concern. The international faculty of presenters covered topics including myopia control (including soft lens technology), corneal reshaping research, safety of corneal reshaping, progressive/hyperopic Ortho-K lens designs, new corneal reshaping technologies, post Lasik/ Keratoconus Ortho-K designs, lens designs for corneal rehabilitation, corneal cross-linking and Ortho-K in China.
President Dr. Cary Herzberg had the pleasure of announcing the inception of the new International Academy of Orthokeratology(IAO). The IAO brings together ortho-K organizations from the America (OAA) as well and Europe and Asia. This international organization will support, promote and advance corneal reshaping worldwide thru quality education and research presentations at meetings held around the world. The first meetings are planned for Europe (Fall 2011), China (March 2012) and Phoenix (April 2012). For more information about Ortho-K visit: orthokacademy.com