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Dual-Focus Contact Lens Slows Myopia Progression in Kids

CHICAGO — For slowing the progression of myopia in children, a dual-focus contact lens (DFCL) proved significantly better than a single-vision lens, and efficacy was maintained out to 3 years, researchers reported here at Academy 2017, the Academy of Optometry's Annual Conference."The [DFCL] definitely slowed the progression of myopia as measured by refractive error change and axial length growth, the two major outcomes," said Paul Chamberlain, BSc, manager of clinical research at...

Optometrist Warns Decorative Contact Lenses Can Harm Vision

MISSION – An optometrist warned others wearing costume contact lenses can be more dangerous than they might initially think.Rio Grande Valley resident Denisse Garcia is excited for Halloween."I mean, it's a tradition. You have the kid, the adults, and especially the girls now that try to get the sexiest costumes. Instead of getting something scary we go for the sexiest costumes now," she said.Garcia and her coworkers were on their way to shop for Halloween costumes. The team is planning on...

Understanding the latest developments in contact lenses technology

Contact lenses are wonderful medical devices that can not only elevate your vision but can also add convenience to your daily activities and save you from injury too. But looking at the latest advancement in contact lens technology, over the last decade or so comfort, breathability and vision demands have certainly increased. From introducing treatment that uses specially designed overnight contact lenses to alter the shape of the eye while sleeping to new soft multifocal designs, Dr. Poonam...