How do Multifocal Contact Lenses Work?
Multifocal contact lenses utilize a dual focus design to correct vision and slow the progression of myopia. Multifocal contact lenses were originally designed for presbyopic adults; however, several research studies have shown a significant slowing of myopia progression in children. The contacts are worn during the day and removed in the evening. For best treatment results, contact lenses should be worn every day.
What is the average treatment effect?
Multiple studies show a 40-60% reduction of myopia progression compared to standard glasses and contacts.
How long does it take for vision to be corrected?
Vision correction will occur immediately, however vision will improve over a two-week adaption period.
What are the risks associated with wearing soft, multifocal contact lenses?
The potential risks with soft contact lens wear include possible eye irritation and infections. However, these risks are significantly reduced by taking proper care of your contact lenses. Lenses should never be rinsed with water as this increases chance of infection. Lenses should be cleaned daily and discarded as instructed by your eye doctor. In addition, avoid sleeping, showering, and swimming while wearing contact lenses. Schedule an appointment immediately if your child experiences eye pain, discharge or redness.
What are the benefits associated with soft, multifocal contact lenses?
Benefits include freedom from daytime glasses and reduced risk of visual impairment. By reducing the progression of myopia, there will be lower rates of retinal detachment, myopic macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataract.
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