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Dual-focus contact lens can keep kids from becoming short-sighted

Washington D.C. [USA], June 10 (ANI): Parents worried about their kids' myopia or nearsightedness, now can relax as a new study has found that dual-focus contact lens, which have alternating visual correction and treatment zones, can help them.The three-year study showed that the dual-focus contact lens was effective in slowing myopia progression: 59 percent as measured by mean cycloplegic spherical equivalent (SE) and 52 percent as measured by mean axial elongation of the eye when compared...

Soft contact lenses safe for kids and teens, review finds

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 -- Soft contact lenses are as safe for children and teens as they are for adults, a new review finds."In the past decade, there has been increasing interest in fitting children with contact lenses," said review author Mark Bullimore, an adjunct professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry.He reviewed nine studies that included 7- to 19-year-olds who use soft contact lenses, to gauge the risk of corneal inflammation and infection. Called "corneal...

Contact lenses worthwhile option for preteens, children

Age 16 stands out among life's milestones: drivers' licenses, first jobs-and contact lenses? It's not unusual for parents, or even doctors, to set this age limit, yet research shows that contact lenses are a safe, viable option for kids even half that age."Contact lenses are a very safe modality if children comply with the wearing schedule and lens care instructions provided by their eye care practitioner." Published in the journal Optometry and Vision Science, a recent study shows that the...