What is Orthokeratology?

What Is Ortho-K Treatment? Ortho-k (also called Orthokeratology) is a nonsurgical and reversible vision correction procedure approved for adults and children (six years and up). The Ortho-k contact lens is worn at night while you sleep. When you awake in the morning, you remove the lenses, and your vision remains clear throughout the entire day. Orthokeratology is […]

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EyeKarate: Self-Defense for the Eyes! (Part 5)

What you have learned so far is that myopia (nearsightedness) is an optical error of the eye where images at a distance appear blurry. You have also learned that myopia is more prevalent in school-aged children, with the most likely causative factors being genetics, nutrition and the environment. What I set out to do now is show you a few methods that are currently used to prevent, slow down and correct myopia. Myopia Cures […]

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EyeKarate: Self-Defense for the Eyes (part 4)

In par 1, 2, and 3 of this series, I spoke about the who (children), why (visual stress) and where (sclera) of myopia development. By now, you probably have noticed that I used the terms nearsightedness and myopia interchangeably. It is because they mean the same thing. Therefore, for the sake of brevity (and the fact that I am tired of typing out the word nearsightedness), […]

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EyeKarate: Self-Defense for the Eyes (Part 3)

In previous posts (Part 1, Part 2 ), I defined farsighted vs. nearsighted, talked about vision screenings vs. comprehensive eye examinations and touched upon why children are more susceptible to developing myopia. Now, let us delve deeper into understanding the dangers of myopia. Myopia Fuss? You take your child to the eye doctor for a comprehensive eye examination. The optometrist says, “Your child’s […]

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EyeKarate: Self-Defense for the Eyes (Part 2)

Eye See, Therefore, Eye Am In (Part 1) of this series, I introduced to you the concepts of farsightedness (hyperopia) and nearsightedness (myopia). (I also shared with you one of my favorite tricks to keep these two terms less confusing.) Hopefully, by reading that initial post, you came away with the understanding that nearsightedness can be caused by factors other than […]

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EyeKarate: Self-Defense for the Eyes (Part 1)

Welcome to our very first blog post! Our goal is to promote and educate our readers on vision performance, preventative vision care and nonsurgical vision correction (sleepSEE). We hope to convince you that vision care goes far beyond simply wearing glasses or contact lenses. Proper nutrition, hygiene and protection provide you with the vision needed […]

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