Can progressive addition spectacle lenses retard the progression of myopia in juveniles aged 6 to 12 years?

Mentor: Associate Professor Andrew Metcalfe, University of Adelaide
Intern: Gemma Hansen
Industry Partner: Carl Zeiss Vision Pty Ltd
Project Duration: March to June 2010

This project will assist to analyse data collected since 2008 to test the ability of custom designed progressive addition lenses to retard the onset and progression of juvenile myopia in children between the age of 6 and 12 years. The analysis will search for changes in a range of eye measurements recorded throughout the trial after taking into account the influence of sub-group selection and factors such as sex, parental history of myopia, phoria and frame size.