15.01.2016

Correcting peripheral vision "could slow myopia progression"

Correcting peripheral vision "could slow myopia progression"

A recent study has highlighted the importance of correcting peripheral vision to slowing the progress of myopia in children.
 
Research published in Optometry and Vision Science has found new evidence on how feedback to the eye can affect visual development.
 
The importance of providing glasses or contact lenses in young people was highlighted by Dr Earl Smith III, who suggested that vision correction could help to prevent progressive myopia in these patients.
 
Dr Smith said: "Given the increasing prevalence of myopia, having an optical treatment strategy that produces a clinically meaningful reduction in myopia progression would have huge public health benefits."
 
He stated that his team is on the verge of developing a number of optical treatment options that are effective in slowing the progression of myopia.
 
In other news, image consultant Colette Ali advised those looking to buy sunglasses to factor their face shape into their decision, as this can have a major impact on how good they look.

by Alexa Kaczka


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