Bifocal Contacts Can Slow Kids Nearsightedness 

Did you know that wearing bifocal contact lenses can actually help to slow down increases in nearsightedness-called myopic progression-in kids? High amounts of myopia are associated with an increased risk of sight-threatening problems, such as retinal detachment, choroidal degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. Slowing the progression of myopia could potentially benefit millions of children in the USA. A recent study published in JAMA concluded that the wearing of high bifocal addition power could help in slowing the increases in myopia experienced by children. While they only shared results over a three year timeframe, it is a hopeful place to start if you child suffers from progressive myopia. 

If you or someone you know has a child who suffers from continuing increases in nearsightedness, please schedule and eye exam and we will be happy to discuss whether bifocal contact lenses might be beneficial. Call The Eye Care & Surgery Center at 592 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, NJ 07090 at (908) 789-8999, 10 Mountain Boulevard, Warren, NJ 07059 at (908) 754-4800 or 517 Route One South, Suite 1100, Iselin, NJ 08830 at (732)  636-7355or visit The Eye Care & Surgery Center or Facebook. 

The Eye Care & Surgery Center, an affiliate of Prism Vision Group, is located at 592 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, New Jersey 07090, 10 Mountain Boulevard, Warren, New Jersey 07059 and 517 Route One South, Suite 1100, Iselin, New Jersey 08830, and is easy to reach for patients from throughout central and northern New Jersey.