Care: Improving Vision
Through Accelerated Orthokeratology
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H. Harris, O.D., F.A.A.O., F.I.O.S.
A revolutionary non-surgical vision improvement procedure
called Accelerated Orthokeratology will be taught to Asian eye doctors
in Hong Kong and China by Dr. Donald H. Harris of Newport Beach,
California. Dr. Harris will be lecturing on the prevention and control
of myopia (nearsightedness) at Poly Technic University in Hong Kong.
He will also address a seminar on orthokeratology in China and Hong
Kong as well as teaching eye doctors the "how to" procedures
in their hospitals and clinics.
More than 50% of the Asian population is myopic. The college
students with excessive close work exhibit approximately 80% myopia.
Environmental (close work) and hereditary factors contribute to
the high percentage of myopia.
Accelerated orthokeratology will be emphasized in the presentations.
New Therapeutic 4 curve Ortho-K Contact Lenses safely reshape the
eyes front curvature (the cornea) in days to weeks. Nearsightedness
and astigmatism are reduced or eliminated. The natural unaided vision
is dramatically improved from as high as 20/400 to 20/20. Retainer
lenses are worn on a limited basis as necessary to retain the optimum
The orthokeratology procedures are combined with other myopia
prevention techniques in a very effective non-surgical program.
Children with progressive myopia as well as adults may be helped.
Eye doctors should be well educated and certified in orthokeratology
and myopia control procedures. The Ortho-K Therapeutic Contact Lenses
should be manufactured with computerized lathes producing superior
quality lenses. An Ortho-K Contact Lens Laboratory in Hong Kong
has recently opened to manufacture Ortho-K Contact Lenses. The education
of the Asian doctors in Ortho-K procedures is progressing well to
compliment the Superior Lens Technology.
Hams is one of the pioneers of orthokeratology and is a past chairman
of the International Orthokeratology Section (I.O.S.) of the National
Eye Research Foundation. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy
of Optometry. He is active in research and was granted a patent
application on a new procedure of accelerated corneal reshaping
and has a patent application pending for computer glasses to reduce
eyestrain while viewing a VDT.