Myopia is the most common ocular disorder worldwide and its incidence is increasing rapidly. In many East Asian countries, the condition already affects >80% of high school graduates, representing a major economic and social burden.
Currently, two contradictory approaches of myopia control based on peripheral contrast are being employed. The first strategy is to increase peripheral contrast by imposing add-power (e.g. with multifocal contact lenses or ortho-keratology), while the second strategy is to reduce peripheral contrast (e.g. with scatter-inducing spectacles).
The goal of this panel discussion is to shed some light on this apparent conflict. Our panelists will include Dennis Tse, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Mark Bullimore, University of Houston, Alexandra Benavente-Perez, SUNY College of Optometry, and Matt Jaskulski, Indiana University .