Eye Care Professionals Can Begin Fitting the World’s First One-Day Soft Contact Lens Shown to Substantially Slow the Progression of Myopia in Children1
Millions of children across Canada are poised to benefit from a breakthrough therapy that addresses the fast-growing issue of myopia (nearsightedness), which is projected to negatively affect more than 50 percent of the world’s population by 20502.
CooperVision MiSight® 1 day contact lenses are now available for fitting by Eye Care Professionals. It is the world’s first one-day soft contact lens clinically proven to substantially slow the progression of myopia in children.
Myopia significantly increases the risk of retinal detachment and myopic maculopathy, with even low myopia levels associated with a higher prevalence of glaucoma and cataracts3. MiSight® 1 day has been shown to reduce myopia progression by more than half versus a single-vision one-day lens1,4. Over three years, children wearing MiSight® 1 day had 59 percent less myopia progression and 52 percent less axial elongation on average than those wearing a single-vision one-day lens1.
The innovative contact lens is designed for children who have a myopia prescription from -0.25 to -6.00. Its ActivControl® Technology addresses both axial elongation and refractive error4.
Ease of Fitting, Wear and Care
For Eye Care Professionals, MiSight® 1 day is as easy to fit as a single-vision soft contact lens. They benefit from repeatable outcomes with minimal chair time and follow-up visits, compared to therapies such as OrthoK.
The lens was also designed for children’s ease of use and parental peace of mind. In a multi-center study, 100 percent of children who had never worn contact lenses before found MiSight® 1 day easy to remove after one month of wear4. After a single month of wear, 85 percent of children said the lenses were easy to insert4. Children were found to have not changed their daily activities, and their wearing experiences were similar to those of children wearing a single-vision lens1.
Parents in the same study also had a highly positive response, noting their children could mostly manage their lens wear independently. Prior to dispensing contact lenses, less than half of the parents were extremely at ease with their child wearing contact lenses, but this increased significantly to 79 percent after just one month and remained high through the two-year mark4. After their children had worn MiSight® 1 day contact lenses for three years, 100 percent of parents rated their children “happy” with the overall experience1,5.
“Ensuring a positive experience for Eye Care Professionals, children and parents alike has been an important aspect of the MiSight® 1 day program, knowing that for the therapy to be effective, the lenses have to be embraced by all three groups,” said Alexandra Donkin, Country Manager, CooperVision Canada.
CooperVision is donating five percent of MiSight® 1 day sales to support Our Children’s Vision efforts worldwide.
To become a certified prescriber and to obtain access to MiSight® 1 day trial and revenue product, please follow the steps below to complete training provided by CooperVision.
To view the training:
- Go to CooperVisionWebinars.ca
- Register for a new account
- Click “Watch The Webinar” to view the video
- After watching the webinar, click “Test” and complete the quiz to obtain your Certificate of Completion which will make you eligible to order MiSight® 1 day
Eye Care Professionals who receive 70% or higher on the quiz are eligible to order the product within one week. You will also receive a MiSight® 1 day marketing kit, which includes Eye Care Professional and in-office patient materials.
Optometry and Vision Science 3-Year Peer Review
1 Chamberlain P, Logan N, Jones D, Gonzalez-Meijome J, Saw S-M, Young G. Clinical evaluation of a dual-focus myopia control 1 day soft contact lens: 3-year results. Presented at: British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference, Liverpool, England.
2 Holden BA, Fricke TR, Wilson DA, et al. Global prevalence of myopia and high myopia and temporal trends from 2000 through 2050. Ophthalmology. 2016;123(5):1036-1042.
3 Flitcroft DI. The complex interactions of retinal, optical and environmental factors in myopia aetiology. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2012;31(6):622-660.
4 Data on file, CooperVision.
5 Children ages 8-15.