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Oakville, ON / 905.847.3937

New Myopia Control Contact Lens – MiSight

MiSight presented at the British Contact Lens Association June 2017

CooperVision has released a myopia control contact lens for children in the UK this month. This follows a three-year multi-site study that shows that this new contact lens design is effective in slowing myopia (nearsightedness) progression in children by 59%.

The prospective, multi-centre, double-masked, randomized three-year study enrolled 144 myopic children aged 8 – 12 from Singapore, Canada (Waterloo), England and Portugal.

Approximately 29% of children by the age of 12 will be myopic in Canada so any strategies/tools at our disposal to address this epidemic are seen as a welcome development.

This new contact lens is a daily disposable lens which has been approved for use in the UK and is currently under review by the FDA and Health Canada.

Abbey Eye Care is excited to begin using this lens once approved for use in Canada and we will update our patients once it is available.

For more information on this lens please visit the CooperVision website.

Written by Dr Tina Goodhew

Dr. Tina graduated with the highest standing in her class with a B.Sc. Honours degree from Queen’s University, which she attended on a full scholarship. After receiving several offers and awards including an Ontario Graduate Scholarship and NSERC, Dr. Tina chose to attend the University of Waterloo to pursue Optometry.

Dr. Tina is active in service to the profession of Optometry. She served on the Board of Directors for the BC College of Optometrists in the early 2000’s and, from 2010 through 2016, was a director for Eye Recommend; a group responsible for helping chart the course of optometry in Canada. She has given numerous talks to community groups and is a past recipient of the Ontario Association of Optometrists’ Public Education Award.

Dr. Tina Goodhew delights in helping patients see their best. She is especially passionate about children’s vision and won the Eye See Eye Learn award in 2012. She also has special interests in advanced contact lens fitting, dry eye disease, and laser vision correction. Currently, Dr. Tina serves as a key opinion leader for Alcon, a consultant for Allergan, and a co-editor for the Canadian Eye Care Business Review. After hours, she enjoys spending time with her family and playing volleyball, tennis, and softball.

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Abbey Eye Care

D15, 2501 Third Line
Oakville, ON, L6M 5A9

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