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Care of the Patient with
Myopia
OPTOMETRIC CLINICALPRACTICE GUIDELINE
OPTOMETRY:THE PRIMARY EYE CARE PROFESSION
Doctors of optometry are independent primary health care providers whoexamine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases and disorders of the visualsystem, the eye, and associated structures as well as diagnose relatedsystemic conditions.Optometrists provide more than two-thirds of the primary eye careservices in the United States. They are more widely distributedgeographically than other eye care providers and are readily accessiblefor the delivery of eye and vision care services. There are approximately32,000 full-time equivalent doctors of optometry currently in practice inthe United States. Optometrists practice in more than 7,000 communitiesacross the United States, serving as the sole primary eye care provider inmore than 4,300 communities.The mission of the profession of optometry is to fulfill the vision and eyecare needs of the public through clinical care, research, and education, allof which enhance the quality of life.
 
 
OPTOMETRIC CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINECARE OF THE PATIENT WITH MYOPIA
 Reference Guide for Clinicians
Prepared by the American Optometric Association Consensus Panel onCare of the Patient with Myopia:David A. Goss, O.D., Ph.D., Principal AuthorTheodore P. Grosvenor, O.D., Ph.D.Jeffrey T. Keller, O.D., M.P.H.Wendy Marsh-Tootle, O.D., M.S.Thomas T. Norton, Ph.D.Karla Zadnik, O.D., Ph.D.Reviewed by the AOA Clinical Guidelines Coordinating Committee:John F. Amos, O.D., M.S., ChairKerry L. Beebe, O.D.Jerry Cavallerano, O.D., Ph.D.John Lahr, O.D.Richard L. Wallingford, Jr., O.D.Approved by the AOA Board of Trustees August 9, 1997Reviewed February 2001, Reviewed 2006© American Optometric Association, 1997243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141-7881
Printed in U.S.A.
NOTE: Clinicians should not rely on the ClinicalGuideline alone for patient care and management.Refer to the listed references and other sourcesfor a more detailed analysis and discussion of research and patient care information. Theinformation in the Guideline is current as of thedate of publication. It will be reviewed periodicallyand revised as needed.

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