Historically, clinicians have observed or gained the clinical impression that contact lenses had some effect on myopia and/or its progression. However, a review of the literature on the effects of contact lenses upon myopia control reveals conflicting opinions and conclusions. This paper presents a collage of research endeavors, clinical observations, and theory leading to some provisional conclusions.
This paper is based on an oral presentation given by Dr. Kerns on December 10, 1978 in the Symposium: Perspectives on Myopia, presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, Boston, Massachusetts.
Received August 3, 1979; revision received January 15, 1980.
*Optometrist, Member of Faculty, F.A.A.O.
Ronald L. Kerns
College of Optometry
Forest Grove, Oregon 97116
© 1981 American Academy of Optometry