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Controlling Nearsighted Progression The Nearsighted Epidemic My goal is to educate as many people as I possibly can about nearsightedness (Myopia) and a way to control it. Many people only know about glasses, contact or LASIK / PRK. There is, however another treatment; One that can slowdown the progression of nearsightedness in children while allowing them to be free of glasses and day time contacts.
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Myopia control and orthokeratology Scarsdale New York vision eyes

Myopia control and orthokeratology Scarsdale New York vision eyes | Myopia Control and Orthokeratology | Scoop.it
AOK therapy provides nearly immediate results in correcting myopia, several studies also indicate that it helps prevent myopia from worsening in future.
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Hi, I'm Dr. Abraham Zlatin of Eye Q Optometrist.  Providing Myopia control for children has been the focus of my practice for over a decade.  If you are concerned about your childrens vision getting worse, please visit our website and office for information on how we can slow or stop the change.

 

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AOK should not be stopped when you start college

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Reason number one of why not to stop AOK (Orthokeratology) when you go to college!
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The Nearsightedness Epidemic

While not the kind of epidemic you're used to hearing about, nearsightedness is becoming a major health issue in many places. Learn about how scientists are ...
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Being outside 2 hours a day is important for myopia control.  The question is, is the sunlight responsible for the control or is it the unrestricted peripheral vision that is the important factor?

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Chicago orthokeratologist treats progressive myopia with non-surgical corneal reshaping in Chicago suburbs. Ortho-K, eye doctor, Palatine optometrist

Chicago orthokeratologist treats progressive myopia with non-surgical corneal reshaping in Chicago suburbs. Ortho-K, eye doctor, Palatine optometrist | Myopia Control and Orthokeratology | Scoop.it
Chicago orthokeratologist Dr. Robert Gerowitz treats progressive myopia with non-surgical corneal reshaping. Nearsight treatment. Call 847 705-7777.
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Efficacy and Acceptability of Orthokeratology for Slowing Myopic Progression in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Journal of Ophthalmology is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and clinical studies in all areas of ophthalmology.
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LASIK for Kids - Eye Q Optometrist (New York Orthokeratologist)

LASIK for Kids - Eye Q Optometrist (New York Orthokeratologist) | Myopia Control and Orthokeratology | Scoop.it
LASIK for Kids -No! Ortho-k is non-surgical, non-invasive and reversible. Ortho-k is designed to gently reshape the cornea while you sleep.
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Update from The American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology on Atropine and myopia control - YouTube

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It's important to address nearsightedness early on.  There are eye drops that can work to slow down the progression.  AOK or Advanced Ortho-k also works great and at the same time allows children to see without needing glasses.

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Research findings could help prevent myopia leading to blindness ...

Research findings could help prevent myopia leading to blindness ... | Myopia Control and Orthokeratology | Scoop.it
... of developing high myopia earlier in life, clinicians can suggest suitable preventable strategies such as reduced near work, more time spent outdoors and myopia control eye wear that may help reduce myopic progression.”.
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AOK Testimonials Page - Eye Q Optometrist (New York Orthokeratologist)

AOK Testimonials Page - Eye Q Optometrist (New York Orthokeratologist) | Myopia Control and Orthokeratology | Scoop.it
See and hear personal testimonials from patients about their experience with AOK (Advanced Ortho-k). Watch the Video's and enjoy our AOK Testimonials Page.
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Check out our updated testimonial page about Myopia Control and AOK.  See new video's and an easy link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel: Eye2ube

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My Eye Doctor Prescribed Spending Time Outside | COA Vision

My Eye Doctor Prescribed Spending Time Outside | COA Vision | Myopia Control and Orthokeratology | Scoop.it
How does spending time outdoors help with myopia progression? The protective effect of being outdoors is not well understood. Researchers suspect that bright outdoor light helps children's developing eyes maintain the ...
Abraham Zlatin, O.D., F.O.A.A.'s insight:

There are several techniques to helping nearsighted children from getting worse.  Spending time outside does help!  Other treatments, such as AOK and Low Dose Atropine drops, may still be required to further slow or stop the progression.

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Orthokeratology in the News Jagrut Lallu explains - YouTube

Contact lens specialist and Optometrist Jagrut Lallu talks to City News about Orthokeratology. Jagrut Lallu works as an eye care practitioner for Visique Ros...
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Use of contact lenses in myopia control: A case study | Contact Lens Update

Use of contact lenses in myopia control: A case study | Contact Lens Update | Myopia Control and Orthokeratology | Scoop.it
Use of contact lenses in myopia control: A case study | Contact Lens Update http://t.co/EIRmG6z7HE

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One of the Identical Twins Used ORTHO-K and…. | Joy ORTHO-K Blog

One of the Identical Twins Used ORTHO-K and…. | Joy ORTHO-K Blog | Myopia Control and Orthokeratology | Scoop.it
The kid who started using ORTHO-K was observed to have less refractive error and elongation of the axis length. ORTHO-K is the right way to STOP progression of myopia! Case Report Orthokeratology for slowing myopic ...
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Long-term Efficacy of Orthokeratology Contact Lens Wear in Controlling the Progression of Childhood Myopia

Long-term Efficacy of Orthokeratology Contact Lens Wear in Controlling the Progression of Childhood Myopia | Myopia Control and Orthokeratology | Scoop.it
(2016). Long-term Efficacy of Orthokeratology Contact Lens Wear in Controlling the Progression of Childhood Myopia. Current Eye Research. Ahead of Print. doi: 10.1080/02713683.2016.1221979
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The Safety of Orthokeratology—A Systematic Review

The Safety of Orthokeratology—A Systematic Review | Myopia Control and Orthokeratology | Scoop.it
The aim of this review is to evaluate the ocular safety of orthokeratology (OrthoK) treatment of myopia correction and retardation.Clinical studies published in English and Chinese were identified from MEDLINE, EMBASE CNKI, CQVIP, and WANFANG DATA (all ...
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U.S. antitrust enforcers could undo Valeant lens monopoly-lawyers

U.S. antitrust enforcers could undo Valeant lens monopoly-lawyers | Myopia Control and Orthokeratology | Scoop.it
U.S. antitrust regulators could pushValeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc to sell partof its specialty contact lens materials business so it wouldlose the market dominance it built through two acquisitions,antitrust attorneys said.
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We at Eye Q Optometrist hope to see this Monopoly broken up.  Raising the cost of the only products we use to help prevent children from becoming more and more nearsighted is a crime.

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天下縱橫談 2015-06-16 Ortho K如何治療近視 P2 - YouTube

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Here is a Chinese interview with an Orthokeratologist

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The myopia boom

The myopia boom | Myopia Control and Orthokeratology | Scoop.it
Short-sightedness is reaching epidemic proportions. Some scientists think they have found a reason why.
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Influence of Ocular Wavefront Aberrations on Axial Length Elongation in Myopic Children Treated with Overnight Orthokeratology - Ophthalmology

Influence of Ocular Wavefront Aberrations on Axial Length Elongation in Myopic Children Treated with Overnight Orthokeratology - Ophthalmology | Myopia Control and Orthokeratology | Scoop.it

"Asymmetric corneal shapes, rather than concentric and radially symmetric shapes, have a considerable effect on retardation of axial elongation, suggesting that the inhibitory effect of orthokeratology on myopia progression is caused by mechanisms other than the reduction in peripheral hyperopic defocus" 


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An optical method for controlling the abnormal growth of the eye has beven discovered.

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Which is more likely - microbial keratitis or retinal detachment?

Which is more likely - microbial keratitis or retinal detachment? | Myopia Control and Orthokeratology | Scoop.it
Rather than posting an ugly picture like you might expect of this title, instead I’ve chosen an image drawn and digitally edited by my extremely talented stepdaughter Rohanne Gifford. The rainbow c...
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Impact of Computer Use on Children's Vision - American Optometric Association

Impact of Computer Use on Children's Vision - American Optometric Association | Myopia Control and Orthokeratology | Scoop.it

From AOA Blog  

..."Children can experience many of the same symptoms related to computer use as adults.  Extensive viewing of the computer screen can lead to eye discomfort, fatigue, blurred vision, and headaches. 

 

However, some unique aspects of how children use computers may make them more susceptible than adults to the development of these problems. The potential impact of computer use on children's vision involves the following factors:

 

Children often have a limited degree of self-awareness.  Many children keep performing an enjoyable task with great concentration until near exhaustion (e.g., playing video games for hours with little, if any, breaks).  Prolonged activity without a significant break can cause eye focusing (accommodative) problems and eye irritation.

Accommodative problems may occur as a result of the eyes' focusing system "locking in" to a particular target and viewing distance.  In some cases, this may cause the eyes to be unable to smoothly and easily focus on a particular object, even long after the original work is completed.


 Children are very adaptable.  Although there are many positive aspects to their adaptability, children frequently ignore problems that would be addressed by adults.  A child who is viewing a computer screen with a large amount of glare often will not think about changing the computer arrangement or the surroundings to achieve more comfortable viewing.  This can result in excessive eye strain.  Discomfort can also result from dryness due to infrequent blinking.  Also, children often accept blurred vision caused by nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), or astigmatism because they think everyone sees the way they do.  Uncorrected farsightedness can cause eye strain, even when clear vision can be maintained."...

 

For full post, click on title above or here: 

http://www.aoa.org/optometrists/tools-and-resources/clinical-care-publications/environmentaloccupational-vision/computer-use-needs/impact-of-computer-use-on-childrens-vision?sso=y

 

For additional information regarding Vision Skills necessary for School Success, please visit here: 

http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/good-vision-throughout-life/childrens-vision/school-aged-vision-6-to-18-years-of-age?sso=y&nbsp

 


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Katie - YouTube

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AOK (Advanced Orthokeratology) has been a part of her life for 12 years!  It's nice to see that her vision problem was solved through AOK to let her comfortably pursue Sailing as a sport.

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角膜矫正术 - Eye Q Optometrist (New York Orthokeratologist)

角膜矫正术 - Eye Q Optometrist (New York Orthokeratologist) | Myopia Control and Orthokeratology | Scoop.it
角膜矫正术是什么? 角膜矫正术或AOK是用专业模具来暂时调整视力, 由此消除白天用眼镜或隐形眼镜的必要。最近几年,AOK也被经常用来控制近视的进展。角膜矫正术
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Growing eyes - ABC Online

Growing eyes - ABC Online | Myopia Control and Orthokeratology | Scoop.it
Growing eyes
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You can put children in orthokeratology, which is sleeping overnight with a corneal mould in the eyes to change the shape of the eyes to slow down changes that may lead to short sightedness.
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What is Ortho K - The Ortho K Clinic

What is Ortho K - The Ortho K Clinic | Myopia Control and Orthokeratology | Scoop.it
 What is it? is the process of making a controlled change in your eye’s strength to allow clear vision. Think of something we routinely do with teeth – Orthodontics. applying the same principles, we can gently reshape your prescription.

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AOK is being practiced around the world.  Dr. Abraham Zlatin is a fellowship trained orthokeratologist practicing in Manhattan New York and Scarsdale N.Y.

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