YOUR RUNDOWN

Big news.

Introducing MiSight (CooperVision), the first FDA-approved contact lens to slow myopia progression.

Who is this approved for?

Children between the ages of 8 and 12 years old with a refraction of -0.75 D to -4.00 D (spherical equivalent) with ≤ 0.75 D of astigmatism.

How does this lens work?

It's a daily disposable lens that corrects distance vision, but also induces peripheral myopic defocus (photo of the lens design here). Peripheral myopic defocus is believed to reduce the stimulus causing myopia progression. Here’s a better explanation of this concept.

Tell me about the study.

MiSight was studied in a 3-year clinical trial of 135 children ages 8 to 12 who used MiSight or a conventional soft contact lens. The researchers found that for the full 3-year period, the progression in myopia of those wearing MiSight lenses was less than those wearing conventional soft contact lenses. MiSight was shown to reduce myopia progression by up to 59%. Read about the trial here.

When can we get it?

It's expected to launch in March of 2020. (via)


WHAT YOUR PATIENT MIGHT ASK YOU

Did you see that Warby Parker just launched its own contact lens brand? Tell me about it.

• Name: Scout
• Weartime: Daily disposable
• Material: Hioxifilcon A
• Dk/t: 25
• Unique features: a sexy flat pack design (think Miru, rebranded)
• Price: $110 for a 3-month supply for both eyes

Anything else I should know?

Yes, Warby is also selling other top contact lens brands on its website.


SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP

70%

The percentage of women entering optometry school this fall. (via)

Nearly 40%

The percentage of children between the age of 3 and 5 who have never had their vision checked, according to a new survey by the CDC.

  

  

I'll be off next week for Thanksgiving, but will be back on December 9th. Have a great holiday!