Why don’t more optometrists prescribe contact lenses for myopia control?
The literature has confirmed that prescribing contact lenses with a modify peripheral refraction have the greatest efficacy in slowing myopic progression. This means that is the best option if your distance prescription keeps getting stronger and stronger and you want to avoid eye diseases associated with myopia.
The contact lens types that provide this type of correction include orthokeratology and some soft multifocal lens designs.
In answer to the question, I believe there are 3 barriers to the adoption of these contacts:
Access to computerized equipment such as corneal topographers
Contact lens fitting skills
Incongruences with this approach to the traditional “spectacle selling” model
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