Season 1, Episode 4

Doctors of Optometry – Managing the Risks of Nearsightedness

Apr 27, 2021 | Beyond 20/20

 A discussion about the increasing prevalence of myopia in today’s society and the implications for patients.

Myopia today is considered an eye disease, not just a vision condition. Without proper treatment, it can lead to other eye diseases or serious eye health issues like retinal detachments.  Myopia can result in restrictions on a driver’s license.

Guest Cheryl Chapman, OD, discusses with Dr. Bateman the main risk factors for myopia and how consumers can make changes to lessen the risks. They also discuss several new treatment options that can slow the progression of myopia.

Episode 4 – Managing the Risks of Nearsightedness.  A discussion about the increasing prevalence of myopia in today’s society and the implications for patients.

Myopia today is considered an eye disease, not just a vision condition. Without proper treatment, it can lead to other eye diseases or serious eye health issues like retinal detachments.  Myopia can result in restrictions on a driver’s license.

Guest Cheryl Chapman, OD, discusses with Dr. Bateman the main risk factors for myopia and how consumers can make changes to lessen the risks. They also discuss several new treatment options that can slow the progression of myopia.

Host & Guests

Dr. Andrew Bateman, past president, Nebraska Optometric Association

Cheryl Chapman, OD, Director, American Academy of Orthokeratology & Myopia Control

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