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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A Cure for Myopia?

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 Treatment […]

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Is Myopia New?

By now you probably noticed that I use 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), I will be using the shorter term — myopia — from here on. Now, let’s take a trip […]

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Is Nearsightedness Harmful?

In a previous post, I defined farsighted vs. nearsighted, talked about vision screenings vs. comprehensive eye examinations and touched upon why children are more susceptible to developing nearsightedness (myopia). Let us now delve deeper into “why” myopia can be harmful. Your Child’s Eyes You take your child to the eye doctor for a comprehensive eye examination. The optometrist says, “Your […]

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What Causes Poor Sight?

In the previous post, 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.) Having read this, hopefully you came away with the understanding that nearsightedness can be caused by factors other than genetics alone. Indeed, factors such as the environment and […]

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Nearsighted vs. Farsighted

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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