The Myopia Control Clinic at the University of Auckland
Note: The Myopia Clinic has ceased to operate as a stand alone clinic, and is now integrated into the main teaching clinic at The University of Auckland Eye Clinic. Existing patient records have been transferred, and products are available at the clinic. New and existing patients can contact the Eye Clinic here.
The Myopia Control Clinic was a translational research clinic which ensured that the public could get access to the latest in anti-myopia knowledge and technologies. An early goal of the Myopia Control Clinic was to increase awareness of emerging research in the field of emmetropisation and refractive development to clinicians, while offering the latest anti-myopia technologies to the public. As of 2014, we are now part of undergraduate teaching clinics in the Eye Clinic at the University of Auckland, where we offer 5 day a week service. This gives fifth year optometry students exposure to myopia control techniques, under the supervision of recognised experts in the field, which will greatly increase the expansion of anti-myopia therapies into the public arena.
The Myopia Control Clinic was formally founded at the University of Auckland in 2010, after existing in various forms since 2008. Our methods and results have been presented at international conferences, and we have influenced other myopia clinics at overseas universities. Furthermore, many private optometry practices now offer myopia control services. We were proud to be part of this transition of myopia research into mainstream optometric practice, and encourage any interested parties to contact us should they have any enquiries.
If you are interested in myopia control for yourself or your children, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (09) 923 9909 and ask for a Myopia Control assessment.