Recent Articles

VTI professionals regularly find articles of interest in the areas of presbyopia, myopia and digital eye strain.  These are links to some of the articles we've found to be of interest:

Seeing 20/20 on the Contact Lens Consumers Health Protection Act

By Dr. Timothy L. Hodges, MD and Dr. Jeffrey Sonsino, OD  Published August 3, 2016 in The Hill's "Congress Blog", a Forum for Lawmakers and Policy Professionals

Contact Lens Comfort

Effect of Three Interventions on Contact Lens Comfort in Symptomatic Wearers: A Randomized Clinical Trial by Maria Navascues-Cornago, Philip B. Morgan, Carole Maldonado-Codina Eurolens Research, Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

Daily Disposables are the Healthiest Lenses

Contact Lenses and Inflammation (Materials and Designs Column) by David Kading, OD, FAAO - Contact Lens Spectrum Newsletter - March 27, 2016


Myopia growth will have a domino effect worldwide by Vanessa Caceres EyeWorld Contributing Writer - ASCRS Eye World, The Newsmagazine of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery - October 2016. - My Kid's Vision is an information tool developed by optometrists Paul and Kate Gifford. While developing Myopia Profile, an online tool to assist optometrists in managing myopic patients, they recognized the need for an information source to help parents understand myopia and the steps that they can take to help their children.  Kate is a prominent optometrist who has been actively managing myopia for over 10 years, and is recognised by her peers as a global expert in myopia and its management in practice.  Dr Paul Gifford PhD is a contact lens researcher with an adjunct position at the University of New South Wales. His research interests include the use of contact lenses to control progression of myopia.

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). "Nearly 10 Million Adults Found to Be Severely Nearsighted in the United States." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 21 June 2016. <>.

"The Prevalence of Myopic Choroidal Neovascularization in the United States by Willis, Jeffrey R., MD, PhD, Vitale, Susan, MHS, PhD, Morse, Lawrence, MD, PhD, Parke II, David W., MD, Rich, William L., MD, Lum, Flora, MD, Cantrell, Ronald A., PhD.  American Academy of Ophthalmology, Article in the Press, Manuscript no. 2016-254, June 2016. Copyright 2016, Elsevier, Inc.

Jong M, et al. Vision impairment in highly myopic eyes without ocular pathology: The ZOC-BHVI High Myopia Study. Presented at: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting; May 1-5, 2016; Seattle.

Contact Lenses May Decelerate Myopia Among Kids at

Clinical Myopia Profile and Practitioner's Guide to the Clinical Myopia Profile by Kate Gifford downloadable from with registration.

The Future of Myopia Correction Contact Lenses by Paul Gifford, PhD, FAAO, and Kate Louise Gifford, BAppSc(Optom), FAAO - Optometry and Vision Science

Two Hours of Outdoors a Day Helps Keep Myopia Away by David A. Berntsen, OD, PHD, FAAO - Contact Lens Spectrum, Volume: 31, Issue: April 2016, page(s): 14,15

Contact Lens Options for Myopia Progression Management – The Evidence Continues to Mount! (Research Review Column) by S. Barry Eiden, OD, FAAO - Contact Lens Spectrum Newsletter - December 20, 2015

Visual Performance of Single Vision and Multifocal Contact Lenses in Non Presbyopic Myopic Eyes by Cathleen Fedtke, Ravi C. Bakaraju, Klaus Ehrmann, Jiyoon Chung, Varghese Thomas, and Brien A. Holden

The Puzzling Rise in Nearsighted Children by Shirley S. Wang

Is Nearsightedness an Epidemic by Lisa Espisito

'Go Play Outside, kids:' Natural light reduces risk of nearsightedness in children, scientists say by Amy Ellis Nutt

Myopia is a Disease People!  by Clarke D. Newman OD, FAAO

Digital Eye Strain

Blue Light Exposure and Digital Eye Strain - The Vision Council