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Multifocal contact lenses might be the solution to avoid nearsightedness issues in children!

Almost 60% of the people we meet now a days have got vision issues and wear spectacles. And this has become a growing concern for everyone. However, according to an experiment done by the National Eye Institute, which is a division of National Institute of Health and, Children who wear multifocal contact lenses have slow progression of their myopia as compared to the others.

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Thus, this can help control the condition of nearsightedness. And further help to delay the formation of cataract, glaucoma and retinal detachment which occurs in old age. Bifocal Lenses In Nearsighted Kids (BLINK) Study researchers got their studies published in the American Medical Association journal.

The case of Myopia happens when there’s a problem in development of a kids eyes. It starts growing longer from front to back. Consequently, the image, which was supposed to form on the retina forms on a site before it. Thus, such people could see near objects clearly, but when it comes to objects placed at a distance, they fail.

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Myopia can be treated by Single vision prescription glasses and contact lenses, however, this wouldn’t rectify the internal problem. Multifocal contact lenses which is generally wore to rectify near vision for people above the age of 40 years can also improve myopic vision in kids too and it can also slow down the progression of myopia by decreasing the rate of eye growth.

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The multifocal contact lenses are of a bull eye shape. They are soft multifocal contact lenses having a pair of basic portions to focus light. Hopefully, it will soon be adapted by kids all around the world to prevent problems like nearsightedness, cataract formation etc. However, this doesn’t mean we should stop taking care of our eyes and spoil it by using gadgets like phone and laptops for the whole day. 

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