The Contact Lens Specialist Symposium 2013 held in London on 28-29th September 2013 brought together eye care practitioners from UK, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Canada and the US. Leading researchers provided delegates with the latest information on various specialist contact lenses. Of particular interest was the latest research data on the benefit of using Ortho K to control short sight.
Contact Lens Specialist Symposium 2013
Controlling Short Sight
The latest study to look at progress of short sight in children has clearly shown there is a significant benefit in wearing Ortho K lenses. Matching results with spectacle wearers of the same age and prescription over an eight year period, revealed significantly more stable prescription for the Ortho K eyes. Within the Ortho K group, nearly two thirds showed no change in prescription over the whole period of the study. Downie, Laura – Eye and Contact Lens, July 2013.