31.10.2014

Contact lenses "the best way to manage myopia"

Contact lenses "the best way to manage myopia"

People suffering from myopia, or nearsightedness, can help to reduce the effect of the condition by using Contact lenses, according to one expert.

Ophthalmologist Thomas Aller, who has been practicing since 1986, told the San Francisco Examiner that myopia sufferers often inherit the condition from their parents and many people live with it without attempting to find a cure or a way of managing the condition.

Mr Aller said it is "probably fair to say" that there is no cure, but there are now effective, proven treatments that can slow the gradual worsening of myopia.

"What"s the most effective way of reducing myopia? Right now, the most effective way to reduce myopia is through the use of bifocal contact lenses," he explained.

Recently, Dr Rob Hogan, professional services director for opticians Dollond & Aitchison, told the Guardian that in some people eyesight can deteriorate in a person"s late teens and early 20s, with computer screens a cause of this.

by Alexa Kaczka


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