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In November of 2016, a panel of eight international eye health experts with a diverse range of professional and geographic backgrounds (North America and four European countries), met in Paris to discuss blue light toxicity. The panel captured a wide range of domains in ...[READ MORE]

Near Vision Behavior (NVB) personalization aims to ensure lenses are designed and tailored as closely as possible to the wearer’s specific posture and behavior during near vision work. The process involves two phases: first, the individual’s postural behavior must be mea...[READ MORE]

In November of 2016, a panel of eight international eye health experts with a diverse range of professional and geographic backgrounds (North America and four European countries), met in Paris to discuss blue light toxicity. The panel captured a wide range of domains in ...[READ MORE]

Phototoxicity is a current vision health concern and there is evidence that UV and blue-violet light may cause adverse effects to the eye. Blue-violet light sources include the sun, but also the widespread light-emitting diode (LED) technologies, resulting in around-the-clock exposure. Chronic exposure to...[READ MORE]

The penetration of optical radiation deep within the eye is a paradox as light is an essential component for vision but it may also be a biohazard. Short wave­length blue-violet light is potentially harmful whilst longer wavelength blue-turquoise is essential for healthy living. Prof. John Marshall explai...[READ MORE]

Myopia is becoming a real public health concern across the world. 
The number of myopic people is increasing rapidly. The prevalence of high myopia is also expected to rise. Understanding myopia development and methods to slow its progression is currently one of the biggest stakes for researchers and clini...[READ MORE]

Many factors must be taken into account when controlling myopia progression. There is no doubt genetics plays a role in the development of myopia in children. But lifestyle is also an important factor to consider. In terms of safe and effective treatment, orthokeratology is now known to be successful in c...[READ MORE]

The specific needs of highly myopic patients require special attention from eye care professionals. This article describes both the visual discomfort and main visual disorders  ssociated with high myopia and explains the risks of visual impairment. It also discusses the specificities of refraction and the...[READ MORE]

Corneal reshaping through orthokeratology as a means to control myopia progression has made tremendous progress over the past decade. Below, Dr. Cary M Herzberg, president of the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (IAOMC), discusses the developments that have been made in the fiel...[READ MORE]

Blue light exposure, whether outdoors from the sunlight or indoors from LED backlit screens, can have deleterious effects. Based on a literature review, Victor Molina describes numerous ocular complications that blue-violet light exposure can induce. He also elaborates on preventive measures, specifically...[READ MORE]

The potential dangers of blue light on the human eye are a subject of increasing debate, notably since the widespread use of LED lamps. This review addresses what blue light is, demonstrates where it is found, and explains why it can be harmful and under what conditions, and concludes with some recommenda...[READ MORE]

Wenzhou Medical University (WMU) is one of the leading educational and research medical universities in China. Beyond its academic excellence and high-end medical services, WMU is a leader in advanced research in ophthalmology and optometry. Against the backdrop of an unprecedented rise in myopia in East ...[READ MORE]

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