New Contact Lenses For Kids Will Improve Their Vision Over Time

New Contact Lenses For Kids Will Improve Their Vision Over Time

Lenses could prevent eyeball elongation, and deterioration by refocusing light directly into retina.

Karen Summerson
  • 8 october 2012

Myopia, or nearsightedness, affects 41% of Americans, according to a 2009 survey by the National Eye Institute. While this is common and easily remedied with eyeglasses, studies have shown that the problem only grows worse as we age.  Cosmos Magazine, an Australian literary science magazine, explains vision deterioration in this way:

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