Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Effect of Bifocal and Prismatic Bifocal Spectacles on Myopia Progression in Children Three-Year Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial

Effect of Bifocal and Prismatic Bifocal Spectacles on Myopia Progression in ChildrenThree-Year Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial


"...Bifocal spectacles can slow myopia progression in children with an annual progression rate of at least 0.50 D after 3 years. These results suggest that prismatic bifocals are more effective for myopic children with low lags of accommodation...."

Comments: Once again functional/behavioral/developmental optometry  has been proven correct! Research has supported the concept that the environment affects vision development...and this lends additional support to the role bifocals play in myopia control.  Read the full abstract here: http://archopht.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1813321

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