Key Research Reports on the Myopia Epidemic

Myopia, or nearsightedness has become a major issue across the world within the recent two decades. There have been studies in the U.S., as well as Asian and European countries attempting to understand this modern day epidemic in vision care. Below is a summary of some of the key articles regarding this myopia epidemic and the treatment options for patients.

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.

Vertigo, Dizziness and Binocular Vision Dysfunction

The feelings of dizziness and nausea are very difficult symptoms which can make daily tasks very difficult. The feeling of the world spinning around you is another very unpleasant symptom.  These feelings and symptoms are often confused without a proper diagnosis from a Health Care Professional. Below are some helpful information about the very different causes of dizziness,

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.

Dr. David Blair Welcomes Dr. Katlyn Lee to Primary Eye Care Associates

Dr. David Blair and his staff at Primary Eye Care Associates have great news to share! Dr. Katlyn Lee has joined Primary Eye Care Associates as our new optometrist. Dr. Katlyn Lee will join Dr. David Blair on our staff of optometrists serving the eye care needs of our patients. Please feel free to schedule an eye care appointment and meet Dr.

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

http://www.wtsp.com/news/health/treatment-for-children-losing-vision-from-digital-eye-strain/415738235

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.  

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