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New treatment for nearsighted

A treatment known as ortho-k, in which patients wear contact lenses only at night, is increasingly being used to treat nearsightedness

By the time she was 14 years old, Devon Wiley of Hingham had been wearing glasses for four years. She hated the way they looked on her, and they also got in the way when she did gymnastics.

Now, at 17, she competes in field hockey, lacrosse, and track, without having to worry about glasses or contact lenses.

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