Scientists have designed special contact lenses that could help make short-sightedness a thing of the past. The custom-made lenses are intended to correct problems with focusing which eye experts blame for progressive short vision, or myopia. A team at Anglia Polytechnic University will test whether the lenses can prevent people's myopia getting worse. The ultimate aim is to give myopia-prone children the lenses to wear from the age of five. This should stop them encountering any short-sightedness later on and eye diseases linked with myopia, such as cataracts and glaucoma. Short-sightedness is caused by the inability of the muscles in the eye to flatten the lens enough to focus light from distant objects directly on to the retina.
I'm short-sighted and married to someone who's short-sighted. Hope this works out.