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Myopia Management

A closer look at pediatric myopia

A growing concern that CooperVision® can help you address

More than 40% of Americans are myopic, and that number is increasing at an alarming rate, especially among school-age children.1 Two-thirds of Eye Care Practitioners (ECPs) say the presence of myopia among children in their practice has increased over the past 5-10 years, and 81% of ECPs agree that myopia is one of the biggest problems impacting children’s eyesight today.2

What's causing the rising prevalence of myopia?

The upward incidence of myopia in today’s children can be attributed to different factors, and is occasionally the result of a combination of these factors:

Genetics

Family eyesight history plays a role in a child’s risk of myopia. The likelihood of children developing myopia is:

1 in 2 children

1 in 2

when both parents are myopic3
1 in 3 children

1 in 3

when one parent is myopic3
1 in 4 children

1 in 4

when neither parent is myopic3
Insufficient time outdoors
Insufficient time spent outdoors.3,4
Prolonged time reading devices
Prolonged time spent reading and playing or working with digital devices, like smartphones or tablets3,5
Poor lighting
Poor lighting levels3,4

Environment

Research shows that a child’s environment and habits may influence the development of myopia.

In short, more myopic parents means more myopic children – and the more that children stay inside and utilize digital devices, the more likely we are to see new myopes.

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An absence of urgency to address myopia can lead to future risks

Today, only 56% of ECPs agree that myopia, left untreated, increases the risk of irreversible vision loss.2 But myopic progression has been linked to more severe sight-threatening complications later in life, including6-9:

  • Retinal Detachment
  • Myopic Maculopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts

A modern approach for today's myopia

With the FDA approval* of MiSight® 1 day, the cornerstone of the Brilliant FuturesTM Myopia Management Program, CooperVision continues to be a leader in meaningful industry innovation. U.S. Eye Care Practitioners can now join their colleagues from across the globe in changing the futures of young patients with myopia.

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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.

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

2. Data on file. CooperVision, Inc. Victor, NY. The Harris Poll online survey of n=1,005 patients (with child age 8-15) and ECPS (who see at least 1 child age 8-15 with myopia each month) in U.S.

3. Morgan P. C52102: Is myopia control the next contact lens revolution? 2016. Available from https://www.opticianonline.net/cet-archive/127.

4. Rose KA, Morgan IG, Ip J, et al. Outdoor Activity Reduces the Prevalence of Myopia in Children. Ophthalmology 2008;115(8):1279-1285.

5. 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.

6. Xu L, Wang Y, Wang S, Jonas JB. High myopia and glaucoma susceptibility, the Beijing Eye Study. Ophthalmology. 2007;114(2):216-20.

7. Flitcroft DI. The complex interactions of retinal, optical and environmental factors in myopia aetiology. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2013;31(6):622-60.

8. Younan C, et al. Myopia and incident cataract and cataract surgery: the blue mountains eye study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2002;43(12):3625-3632.

9. 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):4868-73.

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Brilliant FuturesTM Myopia Management Program

More than just a contact lens, a chance to change the future

A new standard of care for your myopic patients

The Brilliant FuturesTM Myopia Management Program is a comprehensive approach to myopia management specifically designed for your pediatric patients and their busy parents. Built around MiSight® 1 day contact lenses – the first and only FDA approved* soft contact lenses to help slow the progression of myopia in children age 8-12 at initiation of treatment1** – this program allows you to do more for your pediatric myopia patients.

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The Brilliant FuturesTM Myopia Management Program supports your practice and patients every step of the way.

Parent-Child Support
Parent and child support
Information
Information about Myopia Management
Annual supply
Annual supply of MiSight® 1 day
Free shipping
Free shipping and free returns
Schedule
An outlined schedule of office visits
Access
Access to the MiSight® App
The MiSight App
The MiSight® App
Education
Myopia education resources
Appointment
Appointment reminders
Lens Ordering
Lens ordering support
Payment Support
Payment support
Survey
Surveys to track progress
Practicioner Support
Practitioner and practice support
Information
Access to the MiSightProTM resource portal
Education
Ongoing education
Support
Support from Myopia Management Specialists
Showcase
Practice showcased via provider locator
Marketing
Marketing support

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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):556–67.

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MiSight® 1 day

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

See myopia management through a new lens

Clinically proven outcomes

MiSight® 1 day contact lenses were clinically validated in a multi-year comprehensive study that enrolled children age 8-12 years old.1

59%
average reduction in SERE with MiSight® 1 day lenses1**
52%
average reduction in axial lengthening with MiSight® 1 day lenses1**

How MiSight® 1 day contact lenses work

The ActivControlTM Technology in MiSight® 1 day uses vision correction zones and treatment zones within the lenses to slow the axial elongation of the eyeball.1-3

How MiSight 1 day contact lenses work

By including both types of zones in the lens, it simultaneously corrects the child’s vision, while creating myopic defocus in all gazes.1

MiSight® 1 day contact lenses are patient and parent approved

Incorporating this technology into a 1-day disposable lens was based on the safety profile of lenses that are discarded after one day of use, as well as children’s ease of use and parental peace of mind. For children and parents, a multi-center study found1:

90%
of children continued to express a strong preference for MiSight® 1 day contact lenses over their glasses at the 5 year visit4†
90%
of children as young as 8 years old are able to insert and remove their lenses on their own5‡
Over 90%
of parents whose children were wearing MiSight® 1 day or Proclear® 1 day during a three-year study, rated their children 'happy' with the overall experience of wearing contact lenses

The additional benefits of contact lenses for children

Beyond standard vision correction, myopia management with a soft contact lens provides children with additional lifestyle benefits.

  • Offering a comfortable wearing experience6
  • Avoiding the worry of losing or breaking glasses
  • Accomodating a more active lifestyle6
  • Providing children who wear contact lenses a significantly better quality of life than kids wearing glasses, especially regarding athetics and appearance7

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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):556–67.

2. La liste des nominés aux 26e SILMO d’Or. (2019, September 25). Retrieved October 2, 2019, from https:// en.silmoparis.com/Silmo-d-Or-Awards/Nominees-2019.

3. Optician. (2018, April 4). Optician Awards 2018: Black ties and glittering prizes. Retrieved October 2, 2019, from https://www.opticianonline.net/news/optician-awards-2018- black-ties-and-glittering prizes.

4. CooperVision data on file 2018. 3-year study report.

5. 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

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

7. 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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The Certification Process

To bring the Brilliant FuturesTM Myopia Management Program into your practice, the first step is to complete the certification training.

Become a Brilliant FuturesTM Certified Practice

Certification is required for all Eye Care Practitioners who want to offer the Brilliant FuturesTM Myopia Management Program. Upon completion of the training, you’ll be invited to take a short online exam, the successful completion of which officially signifies your certification as a Brilliant FuturesTM Myopia Management Program prescriber. Upon successful completion of the exam, you’ll receive the following:

Certificate A certificate of training completion
Introduction An introduction to your dedicated Myopia Management Specialist
Diagnostic Fitting A MiSight® 1 day diagnostic fitting set
Starter Kit One Practitioner starter kit
Parent Child Starter Kit Two parent and child starter kits
MiSight Box Two complimentary Brilliant FuturesTM Myopia Management Programs to build confidence

To help ensure your success with this new program, CooperVision will continue to provide educational and marketing support beyond initial certification.

If you’re interested in becoming certified and offering the Brilliant FuturesTM Myopia Management Program to your patients, fill out the form below to register for more information.

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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

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