Updated: Apr 20
Jason Higginbotham, Managing Editor of Myopia Focus, had the opportunity to chat with Claire and her daughter Amelia, who was prescribed Ortho-k night lenses more than 7 years ago by Dr Sandip Doshi, one of Myopia Focus’s advisory committee members. In the below video, Amelia discusses her experience with the night lenses and how they have positively improved her life and ultimately slowed down the progression of her myopia.
Jason Higginbotham comments:
It was great to meet Amelia and Claire. As a professional, it was interesting to hear about their journey with Ortho-K and as a story, I think it is a great demonstration of how much of a difference myopia management can make. In the case of Amelia, enabling her to reach the highest levels of a sport she clearly loves.
Many parents are unaware that short-sightedness is a condition that can actually be managed. This is because myopia management is often never mentioned by optometrists, and we therefore just accept that our child will have to put up with wearing glasses or contact lenses. However, we believe this must change, and we hope that through our change.org campaign and the portal we are building, we can help other parents make more informed decisions about the future eye health of their children.
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