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A breakthrough in myopia control – Earl Smith & Philip Morgan (18:35)
Professor Earl Smith, of the College of Optometry at the University of Houston, has been conducting some fascinating research into myopia control – the benefits of which are being enjoyed by patients already. The orthodox method of correcting focusing defects has been to move the visual image backwards and forwards using spectacle lenses. But Professor Smith has demonstrated that moving the central image onto the retina but leaving the peripheral image behind can cause the eye to elongate. In response to this, new lenses have been developed which bring the peripheral image forward, independently of the central image in order to prevent the eye elongating and reducing the progression of myopia. Philip Morgan talks to Professor Smith.
First published in DOCET OQ75 (2010).