Why is it important to consider managing myopic progression? There is evidence that people with myopia have a risk of developing ocular pathologies. Managing myopic progression reduces the risk of associated ocular anomalies.
There is evidence that multifocal contact lens designs, orthokeratology lenses and myopia management spectacles can be used to slow the dioptric progression of myopia.
All three options manage myopic progression to between 40 to 60% reduction in spherical equivalent refractive error. This equates to a reduction of around 1.00D less myopia and a 30 to 50% reduction in axial length elongation.