SAN RAMON, Calif., December 16, 2022—CooperVision Specialty EyeCare has introduced the latest episodes in its popular Myopia Minute video series, timed with the 20th anniversary of Paragon CRT® contact lenses. The new four-part installment is led by Maria Liu, OD, PhD, MPH, MBA, FAAO, Founder and Chief of the Myopia Control Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley. Each video segment aims to boost eye care practitioner (ECP) confidence by providing helpful consultation and practice management tips.
The new videos—which were filmed at CooperVision’s state-of-the-art Education & Training Center in Gilbert, Ariz.—focus on fitting and prescribing Paragon CRT® 5mm Optic Zone Diameter (OZD). Topics include general tips for fitting Paragon CRT® 5mm OZD, identifying ideal candidates, and indications for use.
The most recent videos and past episodes are available at bit.ly/MyopiaMinutes.
“As the prevalence and severity of myopia continues to increase, it is our job as industry partners to look at the future of myopia management by finding new, innovative ways to support ECPs,” said Leah Johnson, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Director of Professional Affairs, CooperVision Specialty EyeCare. “As with everything we do, the Myopia Minute video series is aimed at enhancing ECP knowledge and fitting confidence. Dr. Liu’s insider tip and techniques for Paragon CRT® 5mm OZD will be invaluable for the ever-growing base of specialty contact lens practices.”
Dr. Liu has performed multiple studies in her own clinic on Paragon CRT® 5mm OZD. Her most recent poster—which was co-authored with Liandra Jung, OD—Comparing 5mm and 6mm Back Optic Zone Diameter (BOZD) in Orthokeratology Lens Design, was as presented at the Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) in January 2022, where it won first place.
“This series of videos will highlight real case experiences of patients who have been fit in Paragon CRT® 5mm OZD lenses,” said Dr. Liu. “ECPs will get a first-hand, behind-the-scenes look on how and when to fit Paragon CRT® 5mm OZD, hopefully giving them the confidence to go out and do so in their own practices.”
Paragon CRT® and CRT® Dual Axis (Paflufocon D) gas permeable contact lenses for overnight wear are indicated for the temporary reduction of myopic refractive error in non-disease eyes up to 6.00 diopters with <1.75 diopters of astigmatism.
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, Soflex, and SynergEyes.
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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 advance 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 by creating real advantages for both customers and wearers. For more information, please visit www.coopervision.com.
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