There is a lot of controversy in terms of what to do with these kids," notes Kulp, explaining that some argue against prescribing glasses because they believe kids have enough ability to overcome the farsightedness
The study found that children with moderate farsightedness
did significantly worse on an early preschool literacy test than children with normal vision.
Salz, MD, spoke on the use of LASIK for the correction of farsightedness
The strong focusing muscle of the young eye corrects farsightedness
They tested visual acuity of about 4,500 students and found the typical screening was best at detecting nearsightedness but likely missed many cases of farsightedness
and astigmatism, a condition in which the main symptom is blurred vision.
They found that Asian-American youngsters tend to be myopic, or nearsighted, more than their Hispanic African-American, and white peers while white children present with hyperopia, or farsightedness
, with greater frequency than those from other ethnic groups.
Doctors already can permanently correct nearsightedness, farsightedness
and other problems.
The Bausch & Lomb PureVision(TM) soft contact lens, now available in the United States, is designed to correct spherical aberration, a condition that researchers estimate effects nearly 70-percent of the population(1), in addition to correcting for nearsightedness and farsightedness
based Sunrise Technologies, which produces and markets high-tech products to correct farsightedness
and other diseases that can affect a person's vision.
has proved more difficult.
ATLANTA -- LASIK surgery to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness
continues to be the most popular elective surgery in the United States.
As revolutionary as a laser procedure that vastly improves nearsightedness, a newly approved technique now is available to just about reverse farsightedness
Widespread use of lasers to correct nearsightedness or farsightedness
by reshaping the cornea remains farther down the road, he says.