CooperVision’s “journey into the future” at the BCLA conference

The contact lens company will share its three-year results for MiSight 1 day – the soft daily disposable contact lens to slow the progression of myopia in children

25 Apr 2017 by John White

CooperVision has announced that it will be taking delegates on a “journey into the future” at the upcoming BCLA Clinical Conference and Exhibition in Liverpool (9–11 June, Liverpool) by showcasing its range of contact lenses.

The company told OT that it will be “going beyond product development to true innovation,” with a focus on how its latest contact lens advancements “tackle some of the greatest challenges of our time, such as the impact of the global transition to a digital lifestyle and myopia management.”

MiSight 1 day is described by CooperVision as “the world’s first soft daily disposable contact lens proven to slow the progression of myopia in children.” The two-year results showed an average reduction in myopia progression of 59%.1 The three-year results will be presented at the BCLA conference in June.

With myopia prevalence in children having more than doubled in the last 50 years, MiSight 1 day is said to optically correct existing myopia for clear distance vision, and incorporates ‘ActivControl’ technology to help control the rate of progression of myopia.2

CooperVision will also be presenting MyDay toric at the BCLA event. The company explained to OT that the product is designed to “bring together everything that eye care professionals need for an unprecedented one-day day experience for astigmatic wearers.”

MyDay toric is said to feature highly breathable ‘smart silicone’ chemistry to provide comfort and a healthier lens-wearing experience.3 Its ‘optimised toric lens geometry’ offers patients “exceptional vision stability that eye care practitioners have come to expect,” CooperVision said.

In addition, BCLA delegates can find out more about CooperVision’s eBiofinity Energys reusable silicone hydrogel lenses. The company told OT that the “ground-breaking” ‘digital zone optics’ helps to shift between digital devices and other activities, and is coupled with ‘aquaform technology’ to retain moisture and help alleviate dryness, even during times of reduced blinking.

CooperVision will be at stand 11 at the BCLA event.

Visit CooperVision’s website for more details.

References

  1. Chamberlain, P et al. CLINICAL EVALUATION OF A DUALFOCUS MYOPIA CONTROL 1 DAY SOFT CONTACT LENS - 2-YEAR RESULTS, AAO meeting November 2016
  2. McCullough SJ, O’Donoghue L, Saunders KJ (2016) Six Year Refractive Change among White Children and Young Adults: Evidence for Significant Increase in Myopia among White UK Children. PLoS ONE 11(1)
  3. With higher oxygen permeability than hydrogel materials, silicone hydrogel contact lenses minimise or eliminate hypoxia-related signs and symptoms during lens wear.

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