Nathan Schramm, OD, CNS of Natural Eyes of Weston presented a case in which he restored his 22 year old patient's vision with keratoconus from legally blind to being able to drive again by fitting him in scleral lenses. Dr. Schramm also taught other eye doctors how to fit this incredible advancement in ocular technology.
Julie Abraham, OD of Natural Eyes of Weston discussed a case that made her patient exclaim, "You changed my life!" because in glasses the patient was not comfortable and able to see well. Dr. Abraham fit her in X-cel's Atlantis Scleral lenses and she could now see better than 20/20 for both reading and distance vision. Plus, successfully treated her severe dry eyes.
Other international speakers presented on a variety of orthoK topics but the myopia epidemic, its impact on public health and new methods for slowing nearsightedness in children were the top priority. Over 500 doctors attended representing the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, China, Mexico, Columbia, Costa Rica, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand,Netherlands,Taiwan, England, Thailand and Scotland.
The AAOMC is part of the International Academy of Orthokeratology (IAO), a worldwide organization of orthokeratologists who provide a non-surgical alternative for the correction of nearsightedness, astigmatism, hyperopia, presbyopia and myopia control. The AAOMC mission is to establish policy and to develop and update protocols and education for doctors performing corneal reshaping (orthokeratology)
To read the cases presented: http://www.naturaleyesofweston.com/