Myopia management: help slow down the progression of myopia in children
Eye care specialists are sounding the alarm: myopia is becoming more common and at an increasingly younger age. The degree of myopia is also becoming more extreme. At present, at least 50% of young people in Europe are short-sighted.1 In Asia, this figure is already more than 80%.2 Researchers are already talking of a myopia epidemic. Young people are the most vulnerable group.3 What will you do about the myopia epidemic?
Innovation in myopia management
A Myopia Management Expert does everything possible to manage progressive myopia in children and adolescents.
As a Myopia Management Expert, we will provide you with the tools, resources and optical interventions you need to offer a customised, patient-centred approach to myopia management. Our Myopia Management options include
- MiSight® 1 day
- SightGlass Vision™
- DreamLite® MC
- Paragon CRT.
CooperVision’s extensive orthokeratology range offers effective myopia management4,8, alongside the freedom of being lens and spectacle free in the day: DreamLite® MC night lenses (EyeDream® MC in UK*) and Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses.
Benefits of wearing ortho-k:
• Sharp vision all day without needing glasses or contact lenses, ultimate freedom in sports and play.
• Safe with fully reversible correction.6
• Clinical studies prove that ortho-k lenses deliver life changing benefits including better classroom performance, greater self-esteem, improved social skills and greater participation in sports.7
Support and tools
As a Myopia Management Expert, you will be provided with all kinds of tools, resources and tips. This will give you all the tools and knowledge you need to be able to offer the right customized solution for myopia management.
Myopia management interventions
Although myopia cannot be cured yet, you as an eye care professional can offer a number of interventions that slow down myopia progression in children. CooperVision Specialty EyeCare offers the most comprehensive portfolio for myopia management*:
1 Williams KM, Verhoeven VJ, Cumberland P, et al. Prevalence of refractive error in Europe Eur J Epidemiol (2015) 30305–315 (HL).
2 Holden B, Sankaridurg P, Smith E, Aller T, Jong M, He M. Myopia, an underrated global challenge to vision; where the current data takes us on myopia control. Eye (Lond). 2014;28(2): 142-146.
3 Morgan P. Is Myopia Control the Next Contact Lens Revolution? The Optician, 2016.
4 Charm, J & Cho; High Myopia-Partial Reduction Ortho-k A 2-year randomized study; Optometry and Vision Science; Vol 90; No 6 P530-539; 2013.
5 Holden BA, Fricke TR, Wilson DA et al. Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050. Ophthalmology. 2016; 123:1036-42.
6 Jakobsen Trine Moldrup et al., Clinical study of near-Sightedness; Treatment with Orthokeratology Lenses (CONTROL study): Acta Ophthalmologica 2021.
7 Vincent et al., (2021). BCLA CLEAR - Orthokeratology. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 44(2), 240-269. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2021.02.003.
8 F. Z., G. Z., & Z. Z. (2018). Investigation of the Effect of Orthokeratology Lenses on Quality of Life and Behaviors of Children. Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, Inc., 44(5). Retrieved May 8, 2019.
* Varies per country.