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Why Do Most Practices Prefer Ortho-K for Myopia Management?

Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is becoming the standard for myopia management in children today. There are several good reasons why many optometrists prefer this treatment to other methods.      
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What’s Worse For Your Vision: High Myopia (Nearsightedness) or Smoking?

Though many wouldn’t place “smoking” and “myopia” in the same sentence, the harmful effects they have on vision are comparable, as children with rapidly progressing myopia have a similar risk of developing eye disease later in life as smokers do.
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Does Your Child Have Myopia? Send Them Outside!

Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error that affects millions of adults and children worldwide. This condition occurs when a person’s eyeball is too long, or the cornea or lens has an irregular shape. A myopic eye focuses the image at the front of the retina, as...
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Perfect Vision is The Perfect Gift: Ortho-K

This holiday season, offer the gift of perfect vision that will have your loved one thanking you every day. If you or anyone in your family is nearsighted (myopic), Ortho-K lenses is the perfect gift. Read on to learn why.
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Does your Child have Outdoor Deficit Disorder?

Is ODD a real thing? No, there’s not a diagnostic code like this in vision or medical care. But, there should be! Take a look around. Are kids talking to one another or are they staring at their smart phones? It’s a beautiful day out; are your kids outside playing...
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Orthokeratology by John S. (5th grade)

Orthokeratology is something that may sound weird but works really well. Orthokeratology is something very few doctors can do. There are 2 Orthokeratology doctors in Illinois that do advanced Orthokeratology (my doctor, Dr Rob is one of them). Orthokeratology is where a person wears a mold at night that changes...
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