In the Journals

Age, degree of myopia, axial elongation associated with myopic maculopathy

January 24, 2019
Researchers found that the development of myopic maculopathy in high myopia is associated with older age, higher myopic spherical equivalence and…

SightGlass Vision begins trial of novel eyeglasses to control myopia

January 24, 2019
SightGlass Vision announced that it is enrolling children in the U.S. and Canada for its clinical trial, CYPRESS, which will evaluate myopia control…

New myopia task force to establish care protocol

January 17, 2019
Essilor announced its establishment of the Myopia Taskforce to create a recommended and preferred method for comprehensive myopia care as part of the…

Sankaridurg named head of Global Myopia Centre

January 16, 2019
Professor Padmaja Sankaridurg has been appointed head of the Global Myopia Centre at the Brien Holden Vision Institute. “Professor…

Commentary

Optometrists must advocate for comprehensive eye exams for all children

Primary Care Optometry News, January 2019
Samuel D. Pierce, OD
A child comes to my office for their first eye examination, not as part of their health routine but because the child has been having issues at…

In the Journals

Study found amblyopia affects children’s self-perception

January 15, 2019
Children with amblyopia have a lower self-perception of scholastic, social and athletic competence, associated with lower reading speed and…

In the Journals

Study estimates productivity loss from global burden of myopia

January 11, 2019
Visual impairment due to uncorrected myopia leads to an estimated global productivity loss of approximately $250 billion per year, with the greatest…

In the Journals

Initial blurry vision in infants fundamental to normal visual development

January 3, 2019
Researchers propose that initial poor retinal acuity in infants may have adaptive value. They used a deep convolutional neural network trained on a…

In the Journals

Oculomotor system may adapt to head injuries

December 20, 2018
Subconcussive head impacts negatively affect near point of convergence; however, over time, the oculomotor system could adapt to subclinical brain…

Meeting News

Expert panel shares latest in myopia control research

December 20, 2018
Global authorities in myopia management shared the latest research and efforts to manage the growing prevalence of myopia, here at a…

AOA: Fee schedule affirms importance of comprehensive eye exams

December 18, 2018
CMS published its final rule for Medicare’s 2019 Physician Fee Schedule, and “the American Optometric Association and affiliates left…

NJ Senate committee passes preschool eye exam bill

December 17, 2018
The New Jersey Senate Education Committee passed a bill that directs the State Board of Education to require that children 6 years and younger…

Meeting News

New global coalition tackles myopia awareness

December 17, 2018
SAN ANTONIO – Ophthalmic organizations and industry convened here at the American Academy of Optometry meeting to discuss a collaborative…

Letters to the Editor

All children deserve comprehensive exams

Primary Care Optometry News, December 2018
To the Editor: I read Dr. Suh’s article in the October 2018 issue of PCON (“Results with photoscreener shown comparable to…

Brien Holden Vision Institute launches Global Myopia Centre

November 28, 2018
Brien Holden Vision Institute announced the launch of its online resource platform, Global Myopia Centre, which is intended to educate eye care…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Axial elongation should be used as benchmark in myopia control studies

November 20, 2018
SAN ANTONIO – “We tend to assess progression of myopia through examination of refractive error, but we think axial elongation is a…

BLOG: Six warning signs of neurological problems in infants

November 16, 2018
by Karen E. Love, OD One of the reasons eye exams are recommended for infants between 6 and 12 months old is that this is a time when babies’…

Meeting News

Vergence, accommodation influence sideline concussion testing

November 16, 2018
SAN ANTONIO – Researchers found accommodation and vergence deficits in children and adolescents after concussion, which influence sideline…

Meeting NewsVideo

Multifocal contact lens dramatically reduces myopia progression

November 13, 2018
SAN ANTONIO – Interim results of a prospective study on the use of the NaturalVue Multifocal daily disposable contact lens in children showed…

Santen launches Verkazia in Europe to treat VKC in children

November 13, 2018
Santen U.K. Ltd. announced the launch of Verkazia eye drops in Europe for the treatment of severe vernal keratoconjunctivitis in adolescents and…