Dr. David Blair’s List of Articles about Orthokeratology

Please view the articles below which share information about Orthokeratology. These articles may be helpful for you as you prepare for a consultation with Dr. David Blair to discuss orthokeratology for the treatment of myopia for your child.

New treatment offers hope for digital eye strain


3/3/2017, 10 News-Tampa Bay,

Orthokeratology is a Great Option for Young Athletes with Myopia

A recent article published in the UK highlighted the impact of Orthokeratology as a treatment option for young athletes.  The patient in this article was a 12 year old boy and sports enthusiast with progressive myopia.  As the article states, the boy needed increasingly stronger and stronger prescription lenses to address the progression of myopia.  

Guide to Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) Resources

Dr. Blair is one of the top trained experts on Orthokeratology in the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati areas. Below is a list of some of the online resources for families interested in learning more about both Orthokeratology and the growing epidemic of myopia in the United States and Worldwide.

OrthoAcademy.com: The American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control have developed a very patient friendly website to provide patients with a very solid understanding of the basics of Orthokeratology and Myopia.  

A Comparison of Vision-Related Quality-of-Life Measures Between Orthokeratology Contact Lenses and Single-Vision Spectacles: Eye & Contact Lens

The results indicate that the significant improvement in vision-related quality of life and acceptability with OK contact lenses is an incentive to engage in its use for the control of myopia in children. 

Source: journals.lww.com

This is a very helpful article that examines the benefit of orthokeratology for the treatment of childhood myopia vs wearing spectacles for correction.

Orthokeratology: Reshaping Your Eyes With Contact Lenses

Correct your nearsightedness without having to undergo eye surgery.

Source: www.allaboutvision.com

This is a helpful article discussing Orthokeratology(Ortho-K), and addressing the major questions that a patient may have regarding this state of the art therapy for myopia.  

Orthokeratology is the use of specially designed overnight contact lenses which are used to correct for refractive errors (usually nearsightedness) and to delay the progression of childhood myopia.

What is Orthokeratology? – YouTube

This is a revolutionary non-surgical procedure that eliminates the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses. It improves vision by gently reshaping your eye WHILE YOU SLEEP using specially designed therapeutic contact lenses. You just put the specially fitted lenses in at bedtime, and when you …

Health Experts Are Against New Facebook App for Kids – What About Myopia?

A recent article published in the NY Times reviewed the concern that many health experts have with the New Facebook Messenger App for Kids.

Turn Off Messenger Kids, Health Experts Plead to Facebook

Below is a quote from the letter written by the advocacy group:

“Younger children are simply not ready to have social media accounts,” the experts said in the letter.

Myopia is a Huge Problem in India, China, and the U.S. Is it Caused by Devices or Academics?

A recent article in Science Alert stated that the incidence of myopia or near-sightedness among children in the U.S. is now approaching 40-50% of young people.  An article in the Indian Express also recognized this problem in India.  The article quotes a recent AIIMS(All India Institute of Medical Science) study which identified the  myopia prevalence of over 13% of the school age population in India.