ArticlesThe Prevention of Myopia With Contact LensesChoo, Jennifer D. O.D.; Holden, Brien A. Ph.D. Author Information From The Institute for Eye Research and the Vision Cooperative Research Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. Jennifer D. Choo, Institute for Eye Research, Level 4, North Wing, RMB Gate 14, Barker St., Sydney, NSW, Australia 2052. Accepted August 1, 2007. Eye & Contact Lens: Science & Clinical Practice: November 2007 - Volume 33 - Issue 6 Part 2 of 2 - p 371-372 doi: 10.1097/ICL.0b013e318157c9d2 Buy Metrics Abstract Myopia is the most common cause of vision impairment throughout the world, and many attempts have been made with spectacles, rigid lenses, therapeutics, and other more adventurous techniques to control its progression in children and young adults. Recent work has suggested that relative peripheral hyperopic defocus can also cause myopia to progress, even in the absence of central vision. This opens up new possibilities for optical intervention to slow the progression of myopia. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.