Children with Down syndrome benefit from bifocals as evidenced by increased compliance with spectacle wear
"...In our study cohort, the addition of bifocal segments improved compliance with spectacle wear in children with Down syndrome...."
Comment: Not only should children with Down syndrome be given a multifocal lens, but when you do so, the children are much more likely to wear the glassess successfully! Give them glasses with an add! Always set the seg height high enoungh so that the individual can easily use the add for his/her daily activities.
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