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Contact lenses proven to slow myopia

Monday 10 December 2018

A four-year study of the effects of a specially-designed, dual-focus myopia control contact lens has shown that the lens slows the progression of myopia in children. The treatment is continuing to work for children who have been wearing the lenses for the entire study, and those who switched to the lenses during the study period have experienced an improvement.

Myopia is in escalation worldwide, and it is now predicted that there will be almost five billion sufferers by 2050. This represents a considerable health care challenge, not least because there is a strong correlation between myopia and later-life conditions including glaucoma, cataracts and retinal detachment if not addressed.

The data was presented during the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) Asia conference in Singapore by makers of the MiSight lens CooperVision, and Director of Research Paul Chamberlain comments that the results “illustrate the benefits of beginning myopia management as early as possible to maximise the benefit.”

Sources:

1.Association of British Dispensing Opticians:
Pioneering Contact Lens Approach Slows Myopia Progression in Children.

2.Optometry Today:
MiSight continues to ‘substantially slow myopia progression’ after four years of wear.

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Myopia, Nearsight

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