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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 controlling ...

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 choice of ...

Myopia continues to be a growing problem around the world. A recent study1 predicts that by 2050 about half of the world’s population will be myopic. While genetics plays a role, researchers point to the increasingly digital lifestyles of young people as one culprit of the epidemic. The sheer volume of this vision i...

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 recommendations for r...

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 Asia, sever...

There is evidence in many countries globally that the prevalence of myopia is on the rise. Advances in measurement technology now allow many environmental factors potentially associated with the development and progression of myopia to be quantified reliably and sampled densely. Our recent prospective longitudinal s...

Harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) and blue-violet light manifest differently in the human eye. Cumulative exposure to blue-violet light has been linked with the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This article highlights the potential hazards of exposure to UV and blue-violet light, and summariz...

New ophthalmic lenses filtering harmful blue-violet light were introduced into the marketplace a few years ago. Since their launch, Crizal® Prevencia® lenses have gained widespread commitment among optometrists, dispensing optician lens experts and wearers. Jean Oldbury, owner of an independent practice in Macclesfi...

Discover Eye Protect System™, the first embedded protection against harmful blue-violet light in an aesthetically clear opthalmic lens

The purpose of this paper is to explore evidence-based findings on the effects of harmful light. Based on literature and articles published in peer-reviewed journals, the authors offer a critical analysis of the current therapeutic implications of the selective manipulation of short-wavelength high energy light. Wit...

The environment in which we use our eyes now is different than it was 10 years ago. New indoor lighting types and a drastic increase in use of digital devices has caused a dramatic increase in blue light exposure. Current research shows that blue light causes retinal cell death. It is essential for us as eye care ex...

Jan Miskovic’s name is well-known in model-making, hydro-racing, professional photography and ophthalmic optics market! In fact, this energetic Slovak has a record-high degree of myopia: measured at -108 diopters. Despite his visual disability, however, he is a true phenomenon who lives life to the fullest and has e...

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