Evidence from studies around the world indicate an alarming increase in both the prevalence and severity of myopia among children. Two main theories of juvenile-onset myopia include the Accommodative Lag theory and the Peripheral Defocus theory. This paper describes in detail the Novel spectacle lenses specifically designed for juvenile-onset myopia management and show how they offer a practical and well-accepted modality for myopia management that can be prescribed concomitantly with other treatment options.
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