Myopia or nearsightedness causes blurred distance vision. It usually starts in childhood as young as seven or eight years of age and it typically worsens every year. Sometimes it stops worsening in young adulthood, sometimes it only slows down and sometimes it keeps getting worse.
Dr. Thomas Aller has been conducting clinical research in San Bruno, California on potential treatments for myopia progression for the last 18 years. He was the principal investigator of the CONTROL study, the world's first clinical trial of a method for controlling myopia which proved there is an effective way to control the gradual worsening of myopia. He has several publications on his method and has collaborated with Professor Christine Wildsoet at the University of California, Berkeley for the last five years on clinical myopia research (see her research page at http://vision.berkeley.edu/wildsoet/). Dr. Aller received one of the world's first patents on a method of controlling myopia that actually works in the real world on real people. Dr. Aller is currently collaborating with an international team of researchers and contact lens manufacturers to help develop new types of contact lenses with "anti-myopia" properties. To see what's new with this project, go to www.visioncrc.org
A recent editorial in The Journal of Optometry stated that the research that Dr. Aller has been conducting represents (along with the contributions of others) "The new wave in Optometry and Visual Science Research." His research findings have also been cited in a recent Review of Optometry on myopia control techniques. An article in Contact Lens Spectrum on new approaches in myopia progression control prominently featured Dr. Aller's research findings.
Call today for an appointment to see if you or your child might be a candidate for this type of therapy (650 871-1816). Mention this website to receive a free consultation. Also visit Dr. Aller's main practice website at www.draller.com, or his myopia control page at www.stopmyopianow.com.