Development Expands Myopia Management Possibilities for ECPs
SAN RAMON, Calif., January 19, 2021—CooperVision Specialty EyeCare today announced that it has begun offering 5 mm back optic zone diameter (BOZD) customization for Paragon CRT® and Paragon CRT Dual Axis® contact lenses. The new option joins several existing customization choices, further expanding myopia management possibilities for eye care professionals.
This latest development comes as clinicians have discussed potential 5 mm BOZD benefits during several conference presentations over the past year. It will be one of the company’s highlights during this week’s 2021 Global Specialty Lens Symposium, where CooperVision, CooperVision Specialty EyeCare, and GP Specialists will host virtual exhibits.
Maria Liu, OD, PhD, MPH, MBA, FAAO, the founder and Chief of the Myopia Control Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley, agrees with her peers’ positive assessments based on her own preliminary investigations. “My experience is that the 5 mm design offers significantly more paracentral steepening compared to a 6 mm zone, which may lead to more efficacy when pursuing myopia management strategies, assuming a dose-depending relationship between the amount of paracentral steepening and ortho-k’s anti-myopia effect,” she said.
“As eye care professionals adopt myopia management as standard of care, we know they’re looking for proven technologies and maximum flexibility, backed by years of efficacy and safety outcomes,” said Dr. Juan Carlos Aragón, President, CooperVision Specialty EyeCare. “Introductions such as 5 mm customization combined with our portfolio of soft contact lenses and ortho-k designs illustrate our far-reaching dedication. In collaboration with an ever-growing number of ECPs, we are building the myopia management category and improving children’s vision worldwide.”
Paragon CRT® is recommended for patients with <0.75D of corneal astigmatism based on keratometry values. CRT Dual Axis® is designed for patients with >0.75D of corneal astigmatism based on keratometry values to enhance the cornea-to-fitting relationship.
CooperVision Specialty EyeCare develops, manufacturers, and provides access to a portfolio of industry leading soft custom and rigid gas permeable lens designs, including orthokeratology and scleral lenses to address segments such as myopia management, irregular cornea management and presbyopia management. Its steady voice, ongoing research and innovative products and services play a leading role in expanding care worldwide. The group’s brands include Blanchard, GP Specialists, Paragon, Procornea and Soflex.
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CooperVision, a division of CooperCompanies (NYSE:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of contact lenses. The company produces a full array of daily disposable, two-week and monthly soft contact lenses that feature advanced materials and optics, and premium rigid gas permeable lenses for orthokeratology and scleral designs. CooperVision has a strong heritage of addressing the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia, childhood myopia, and highly irregular corneas; and offers the most complete portfolio of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit www.coopervision.com.
CooperCompanies ("Cooper") is a global medical device company publicly traded on the NYSE (NYSE:COO). Cooper operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. CooperVision brings a refreshing perspective on vision care with a commitment to developing a wide range of high-quality products for contact lens wearers and providing focused practitioner support. CooperSurgical is committed to advancing the health of women, babies and families with its diversified portfolio of products and services focusing on medical devices and fertility & genomics. Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., Cooper has a workforce of more than 12,000 with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.coopercos.com.
Mike McDougall, APR, Fellow PRSA, McDougall Communications
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