The myopic It has become the new childhood epidemic of recent times.
The increase in schooling, together with the younger and younger age at which new technologies begin to be used, has led to more and more children having their first glasses before the first baby tooth falls out. In fact, remember when you were little. How many children wore glasses in primary school? Now go to the playground of any school and watch the children run around at recess. You will see that the statistics have changed significantly.
The problem is that, starting with a diopter and glasses only on a few occasions throughout the day, it ends up increasing to the point of needing glasses to find the glasses. For this reason, many scientists look for ways to stop this disorder at its beginning, to prevent it from getting worse. This is the case of Jaume Paunwhose PhD theme, made in the Polytechnic University of Catalonia,has been based on the development of a contact lens able to stop the course of myopia.
Why is myopia?
Myopia is an eye disorder due to a deformity of the cornea, which causes light rays to refract focused on a point in front of the retina, instead of doing it directly on it. As a consequence, a blurred vision, especially of those objects that are far away.
What are the lenses to stop myopia?
The glasses and contact lenses Conventionals make the person wearing them focus on distant objects correctly, by placing a lens in front of them that adjusts the Focal point. However, the effect does not occur equally throughout the eye, since images form on the edges of the retina, but blurred.
In fact, Paun carried out a series of experiments that confirm that the image formed in the periphery of the retina is essential to be able to control the myopic, so your contact lens try to correct the vision at that level.
The results seem to be quite promising, so this diploma in optics and optometry He relies on the success of his invention, especially among the younger population, who suffer from less advanced states of myopia.
Those of us who do not see beyond our nose today do not have much to do with this invention, but it is nice to think that perhaps our future children will not have to feel that pang of terror when they put their hand on the nightstand and not find the glasses. If they succeed, they will be truly privileged.