New England College of Optometry has long been a leader in the area of myopia research. The establishment of the Myopia Research Center in 1995 and the Correction of Myopia Evaluation Trial (COMET) established NECO as an international leader in basic and clinical eye research. COMET was the first NEI/NIH-sponsored clinical trial in optometry. After the clinical trial phase ended, COMET became a longitudinal study looking at factors associated with the progression and stabilization of myopia over 14 years, which is ongoing.
Today, NECO continues its myopia research in the area of visual regulation of eye growth, treatments for children, and risk factors for the progression of myopia and is utilizing the findings of myopia research within the myopia control clinic. Read more about the work being done on myopia research at New England College of Optometry.
Research Articles about Myopia
- "Blue Light," Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc., September 2015, Francis Rucker, Stephanie Britton, Molly Spatcher, and Stephan Hanowsky
- "Myopic Defocus," Experimental Research, November 2016, Debora Nickla, Pearl Thai, Rinita Zanzerkia Trahan, Kristen Totonelly
- "Seasonal Variations in Myopia," Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc., February 2014, Jane Gwiazda, Li Deng, Ruth Manny, and Thomas T. Norton for the COMET Study Group
- "Peripheral Contrast Sensitivity" Vision Research, December 2015, Kristen L. Kerber, Frank Thorn, Peter J. Bex, Fuensanta A. Vera-Diaz
General Articles about Myopia