Earlier this year, India became the latest country to allow OrthoK molds to be used for children and adults. Known worldwide for its documented ability to slow down vision changes in children (progressive myopia), Optometrists and Ophthalmologists have been receiving training since February.
The Euclid Systems Emerald, Topaz, and Sapphire Designs are currently the only approved lenses for OrthoK in India. Coincidentally, these are the same designs that Dr. Robert Gerowitz, Optometrist P.C. relies on for most of his Gentle Shaping System patients.
Dr. Rob was recently honored by the students and staff of Amity University in Gurgaon and prominent Optometrists in New Delhi as the Keynote speaker when he lectured on Orthokeratology and Myopia Control.
It is estimated that by 2050, one-half of the world’s population (approximately 5 billion people) will be nearsighted. According to the National Eye Institute, about 42% of Americans, both adults and children, can be affected by myopia, or nearsightedness. In fact, this condition is often diagnosed in children between ages 6 to 12 and is a serious eye health issue.
We at Eyesright Optometry and Eyesright Kids are committed to helping everyone attain better vision. Learn more about us and Orthokeratology corneal molds. Give us a call at (847) 705-7777 or get in touch with us today through our online scheduler to set an appointment.