CooperVision has released a myopia control contact lens for children in the UK this month. This follows a three-year multi-site study that shows that this new contact lens design is effective in slowing myopia (nearsightedness) progression in children by 59%.
The prospective, multi-centre, double-masked, randomized three-year study enrolled 144 myopic children aged 8 – 12 from Singapore, Canada (Waterloo), England and Portugal. Approximately 29% of children by the age of 12 will be myopic in Canada so any strategies/tools at our disposal to address this epidemic are seen as a welcome development.
Designed to manage the primary drivers of myopia progression
- The ActivControl® Technology in MiSight® 1 day contact lenses controls axial elongation and corrects refractive error1
- MiSight® 1 day contact lenses reduced both myopia progression and axial elongation by more than half, compared with a single-vision contact lens
Designed for ease of use and peace of mind
- After just one month of wear, 85% of children said that MiSight® 1 day lenses were easy to insert and 100% said they were easy to remove
- As easy to fit as a single-vision contact lens