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Contact Lens Innovations Change the Way We See

Mobile, AL -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/01/2017 -- Unexpected things happen often in life. In health care, unexpected things can lead us to some surprising opportunities. Myopia, or nearsightedness, has become a major problem for kids in the USA, presumably due to the increased level of daily near tasks. Computers, phones, tablets and even video games occupy more hours per day of most kids activities. The number of cases of Myopia in the US has doubled over the past 20 years and is expected to double...

Kids with contact lenses like their looks better than kids with glasses

Children wearing contact lenses felt better about how they look, their athletic abilities and acceptance by their friends than did children wearing eyeglasses in a recent study. The results suggest that nearsighted children as young as 8 years old reap social benefits from wearing contact lenses instead of glasses, researchers say. In general, eye care practitioners in the United States tend to wait to prescribe contact lenses until children are in their early...

When to consider contact lenses for kids

Ben Davis (14) of Phoenix, in a family photo.The first time 14-year-old Ben Davis tried contact lenses, things didn’t go so well. His optometrist offered Ben the option when he was 12, after a routine exam and fitting for glasses and sports goggles. But Ben was clearly lukewarm about the prospect, recalls his mom, Judy Davis of Phoenix. As the lenses were placed in Ben’s eyes for the first time, Judy could tell they wouldn’t be leaving with contacts that day.“His body language indicated...