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Orthokeratology Society of Oceania - Monday, September 04, 2017

Orthokeratology in the news featuring the story of Jacklyn. She discusses the real risk of significant digital devices and near work leading to progression of myopia (nearsightedness) (1-2).

“I’d go in and get a stronger prescription for glasses, and I feel like after three months I’d be going back to the eye doctor saying I still can’t see, it’s getting worse,” Jacklyn said, CBS Pittsburgh News reports.

Jacklyn shares her experience of commencing Orthokeratology treatment, where she sees clearly throughout the day with no glasses or contact lenses worn.

- Natalie Buckman, OSO Guest Board Member

(1) Huang HM, Chang DST, Wu PC (2015) The Association between Near Work Activities and Myopia in Children—A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLOS ONE 10(10): e0140419. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0140419

(2) Myrowitz EH. Juvenile myopia progression, risk factors and interventions. Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology. 2012 2012/07/01/;26(3):293-7.