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What is myopia?

Myopia is more commonly referred to as nearsightedness, or the inability to see objects clearly at a distance

Myopia can worsen as your child's eyes continue to grow

The reason objects are blurry in the distance with nearsightedness is because the eye becomes longer as the child grows.

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Myopic eye diagram

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A sharp increase in myopia has drawn the attention of the eye care industry

Two-thirds of Eye Care Practitioners say that the number of nearsighted children in their practices has increased over the past 5-10 years1

81%
of Eye Care Practitioners agree that nearsightedness, or myopia, is one of the biggest problems impacting children’s eyesight today.2

In the early 1970s, only 25% of Americans had myopia.3 Today, more than 40% of Americans have myopia and that number is increasing at an alarming rate, especially among school-aged children.4,5

Prevalence of myopia in the U.S.

What causes myopia?

Myopia is on the rise - in it's frequency and severity4. The reason for it's escalation has been linked to two factors.

Genetics

Family history plays a role in your child’s risk of myopia. The likelihood of children developing increases if their parents are myopic.6

The odds of a child becoming myopic are approximately:6

1 in 2 children

1 in 2

when both parents are myopic
1 in 3 children

1 in 3

when one parent is myopic
1 in 4 children

1 in 4

when neither parent is myopic
Insufficient time outdoors
Insufficient time spent outdoors.7,8
Prolonged time reading devices
Prolonged time spent reading, playing, or working with digital devices, like smartphones or tablets7,9
Poor lighting
Poor lighting levels7,9

Lifestyle

Research shows that modern lifestyles may influence the development of myopia.7,9

Myopia management today could mean less worry tomorrow

If you’ve happily worn glasses or contacts all your life, it might seem excessive to start managing myopia in children as young as eight years of age. However, worsening myopia may contribute to more severe eye health complications and sight-threatening conditions later in life, including:10-14

Retinal detachment:

A condition that occurs when the retina, a thin layer of tissue that surrounds the inside of the eye, pulls away from supportive layers of blood vessels that provide its necessary oxygen and nourishment.11

Myopic maculopathy:

A condition caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, and is a leading cause of severe, irreversible vision loss.12

Glaucoma:

A condition, usually linked to pressure inside the eye, that causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve, potentially causing irreversible vision loss and blindness. Studies show people with myopia have a 2-3x greater risk of developing glaucoma.13

Cataracts:

A clouding of the lens of the eye that can cause changes in vision. Though cataracts can affect everyone as they age, they often develop sooner in patients with myopia.14

Together, we can manage myopia

More than just vision correction, a myopia management program can help keep your child’s future brilliant. The first step is scheduling a comprehensive eye exam so your child’s Eye Care Practitioner can recommend appropriate treatment. The next step is learning more about CooperVision’s Brilliant FuturesTM Myopia Management Program.

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1. CooperVision® data on file 2019. Myopia Awareness, The Harris Poll online survey 6/27/19 to 7/18/19 of n=313 ECPs (who see at least 1/month myopic child, age 8-15) in U.S. Slightly or significantly increased.

2. CooperVision® data on file 2019. Myopia Awareness, The Harris Poll online survey 6/27/19 to 7/18/19 of n=313 ECPs (who see at least 1/month myopic child, age 8-15) in U.S. ODs (89%) and MDs (68%) strongly/somewhat agree.

3. Larkin GL, Tahir A, Epley KD, et al. Atropine 0.001% eye drops for myopia control in American children; A multiethnic sample across three US sites. Ophthalmol Ther. 2019;8:589-98

4. Holden BA, et al. Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050. Ophthalmology. 2016;123(5):1036-42.

5. Cooper Y. (2019, May 1). With Childhood Myopia Rates on the Rise, the American Optometric Association Highlights the Importance of Early Intervention through Annual Eye Exams. Retrieved from https://www.aoa.org/newsroom/myopia-rates-on-the-rise-syvm.

6. Morgan P. Is Myopia Control the Next Contact Lens Revolution? OPTICIAN 2016

7. Gifford P, Gifford, K L. The Future of Myopia Control Contact Lenses. Opt Vis Sci. 2016;93(4):336-43.

8. Rose KA, Morgan IG, Ip J, et al. Outdoor Activity Reduces the Prevalence of Myopia in Children. Ophthalmology 2008;115(8):1279-85.

9. Wolffsohn JS, Calossi A, Cho P, et al. Global Trends in Myopia Management Attitudes and Strategies in ClinicalPractice. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2016;39(2):106-16.

10. Xu L, Wang Y, Wang S, Wang Y Jonas JB. ‘High Myopia and Glaucoma Susceptibility: The Beijing Eye Study. Ophthalmology, 2007;114(2):216-20.

11. Flitcroft DI. The complex interactions of retinal, optical, and environmental factors in myopia aetiology Prog Retin Eye Res. 2012;31(6):622-660.

12. Chen SJ, et al. Prevalence and associated risk factors of myopic maculopathy in elderly Chinese: the Shihpai eye study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012;53(8):4868-4873.

13. Chen SJ, et al. High myopia as a risk factor in primary open angle glaucoma. Int J Ophthalmol. 2012; 5(6):750-753.

14. Younan C, et al. Myopia and incident cataract and cataract surgery: the blue mountains eye study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2002;43(3625-3632.

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Introducing the Brilliant FuturesTM Myopia Management Program

Start managing your child’s myopia with a comprehensive approach built around MiSight® 1 day contact lenses, the first and only soft contact lenses that are FDA approved to slow the progression of myopia* in children age 8-12 at initiation of treatment.1**

Benefits beyond standard vision correction

Managing myopia with the Brilliant FuturesTM Myopia Management Program and MiSight® 1 day contact lenses can provide your child with a wide-range of benefits in addition to clear vision, including:

  • Potentially slowing myopia progression during their growing years1**
  • Offering a comfortable wearing experience2
  • Avoiding the worry of losing or breaking glasses
  • Accommodating a more active lifestyle2
  • Providing children who wear contact lenses a significantly better quality of life than children wearing glasses, especially regarding athletics and appearance2.

For children who begin a myopia management program between 8 and 12 years of age, their vision will not only be corrected today, but the progression of myopia over their growing years may be slowed, potentially minimizing its long-term impact.1**

A revolutionary contact lens

MiSight® 1 day is a soft contact lens that uses ActivControlTM Technology to slow the elongation of the eyes.1 ActivControlTM Technology can simultaneously correct your child’s vision today, while training their eyes to resist growing longer.1

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A robust program supports you and your child every step of the way

The Brilliant FuturesTM Myopia Management Program offers you and your child the support you need to take on myopia between eye appointments.

It includes:
  • An annual supply of MiSight® 1 day daily disposable lenses
  • Free shipping and free returns, including prescription changes
  • Office visits outlined for the entire year
  • Access to online support tools
  • A helpful app with your program details and appointment reminders
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*Indications for use: MiSight® 1 day (omafilcon A) soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses for daily wear are indicated for the correction of myopic ametropia and for slowing the progression of myopia in children with non-diseased eyes, who at the initiation of treatment are 8-12 years of age and have a refraction of -0.75 to -4.00 diopters (spherical equivalent) with ≤ 0.75 diopters of astigmatism. The lens is to be discarded after each removal.

**Compared to a single vision 1 day lens over a 3 year period.

1. Chamberlain P, et al. A 3-year Randomized Clinical Trial of MiSight Lenses for Myopia Control. Optom Vis Sci. 2019;96(8):556–567.

2. Walline JJ, et al. Benefits of contact lens wear for children and teens. Eye Contact Lens. 2007;33(6 Pt 1):317-21.

3. Rah MJ, et al. Vision specific quality of life of pediatric contact lens wearers. Optom Vis Sci. 2010;87(8):560-6.

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Clinical Data

A three-year clinical study was conducted in children 8-12 years of age at initiation of treatment. Half of the children wore MiSight® 1 day soft contact lenses and the other half of the children wore traditional 1 day soft contact lenses.

What makes MiSight® 1 day different?

MiSight® 1 day are the first and only soft contact lenses that are FDA approved* to slow the progression of myopia* in children age 8-12 at initiation of treatment.1**

Proven success

In clinical trials, MiSight® 1 day contact lenses were shown to slow the progression of myopia in children (8-12 years of age at the initiation of treatment) in two ways:

Perscription change

59%
average reduction in perscription change with MiSight® 1 day lenses1**

Axial length change

52%
reduction in axial length change with MiSight® 1 day lenses1**

MiSight® 1 day contact lenses are kid and parent approved

90%
of children continued to express a strong preference for MiSight® 1 day contact lenses over their glasses at the 5 year visit2†
90%
of children as young as 8 years old are able to insert and remove their lenses on their own3‡
100%
of parents whose children were wearing MiSight® 1 day or Proclear® 1 day during a 3-year study, rated their children 'happy' with the overall experience of wearing contact lenses

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*Indications for use: MiSight® 1 day (omafilcon A) soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses for daily wear are indicated for the correction of myopic ametropia and for slowing the progression of myopia in children with non-diseased eyes, who at the initiation of treatment are 8-12 years of age and have a refraction of -0.75 to -4.00 diopters (spherical equivalent) with ≤ 0.75 diopters of astigmatism. The lens is to be discarded after each removal.

**Compared to a single vision 1 day lens over a 3 year period.

†How much do you like wearing your contact lenses?' 87/97 (90%) Top box 'I like contact lenses the best' Subjective response @60M]

‡ As reported by parents

§ Overall experience as defined as children's comfort, vision, lens handling, and freedom from spectacles. Children aged 8-15 years.

1. Chamberlain P, et al. A 3-year Randomized Clinical Trial of MiSight Lenses for Myopia Control. Optom Vis Sci. 2019;96(8):556-567.

2. CooperVision® data on file 2018. 3-year study report.

3. Sulley A et al, Wearer experience and subjective responses with dual focus compared to spherical, single vision soft contact lenses in children during a 3-year clinical trial. AAO 2019 Poster Presentation.

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**Indications for use: MiSight® 1 day (omafilcon A) soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses for daily wear are indicated for the correction of myopic ametropia and for slowing the progression of myopia in children with non-diseased eyes, who at the initiation of treatment are 8-12 years of age and have a refraction of -0.75 to -4.00 diopters (spherical equivalent) with ≤ 0.75 diopters of astigmatism. The lens is to be discarded after each removal.