Chinese Experiences on Orthokeratology

Eye Contact Lens. 2016 Jan;42(1):43-7. doi: 10.1097/ICL.0000000000000190.


The prevalence of myopia in Chinese children has been rising each year. Research has shown that orthokeratology is a good method for controlling the progression of myopia. In this article, we review the current prevalence of myopia, the development and management of orthokeratology, and the myopia control methods used in China. A physical and health survey release indicated that the ratio of poor vision in every range of ages is still high in China. During the past 17 years, Chinese doctors have developed a standard fitting procedure and medical management of orthokeratology patients. This article also reviews the clinical studies in China for Ortho-K lenses, such as myopia control, effects and safety, corneal change, and lens design and fitting. Finally, we review the development of the International Academy of Orthokeratology Asia in China.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Asian Continental Ancestry Group
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • China / epidemiology
  • Contact Lenses, Hydrophilic*
  • Disease Progression
  • Humans
  • Myopia / epidemiology
  • Myopia / prevention & control
  • Myopia / therapy*
  • Orthokeratologic Procedures / methods*
  • Prevalence
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Prosthesis Implantation / methods