08.14.20

Multifocal Contact Lenses With High Add Power Help Slow Myopia Progression

Source: Reuters

Soft multifocal contact lenses with a high add power help slow progression of myopia in children, more so than multifocal lenses with medium add power or single-vision lenses, according to results of the BLINK trial, Reuters reported.

“Over the past five years, many eye care practitioners have been fitting children with multifocal contact lenses to slow the progression of nearsightedness. However, the best add power for slowing myopia progression was unknown. We now know that the stronger add power provides better myopia control,” Dr. Jeffrey Walline of The Ohio State University College of Optometry told Reuters Health by email.

Read the full article.

Related Content