To support the education of countless future eye care professionals, CooperVision has committed funding for the new eye care clinic at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Contact lens services provided by the clinic include soft contact lens fittings for the correction of myopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia, as well as myopia management for children through CooperVision’s Brilliant FuturesTM Myopia Management Program featuring MiSight® 1 day.*
Opened last month, Ohio State’s Optometry Clinic and Health Sciences Faculty Office Building is a six-story facility with 56 exam rooms in which optometry students are able to see patients. The clinic offers primary vision care, contact lens fittings, dry eye treatment, vision therapy, and pediatric services. There is also an optical shop with more than 3,000 frames on display.
“With the continuous advancement of contact lens technologies, it is more important than ever for optometry students to receive thorough education specific to this area of optometry practice,” said Michele Andrews, OD, Vice President of Professional & Government Affairs, Americas, CooperVision. “The College’s investment in this state-of-the-art clinic will provide invaluable firsthand learning opportunities for these students while also providing top-quality care for its community. CooperVision is proud to be a part of it.”
College of Optometry Dean Dr. Karla Zadnik observed, ”Given my own early roots in the area of contact lenses and my career-long commitment to patient-oriented research in myopia, this significant gift from CooperVision delights me. Our students will learn about both fields in the best facility from the best people in the field.”
CooperVision’s support of Ohio State’s new clinic is the first of several expanded partnerships with optometry programs across the nation.
*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.