Research has shown that early onset of myopia, or near-sightedness, with a moderate amount at a young age, increases the risk for future high degrees of near-sightedness. The goal of myopia control treatment is to slow this progression. In this study, we will be evaluating a daily disposable contact lens designed to slow myopia progression compared with a control lens.
What would happen if you and your child took part in this study?
If you both decide to take part in this study you would attend 9 study visits at CORE over 3 years, totaling 18 hours. Your child would be fitted with either the study contact lens or a control lens and asked to wear the lenses daily for the duration of the study. In appreciation of your child’s time your child will receive $20/hour for attending study visits, up to $360 for study completion. All study products will be provided by CORE.
Would this study be a good fit for my child?
This study might be a good fit for your child if:
• Must be between 7-12 years of age
• Prescription between -0.75 and -5.00 D of spherical power with no greater than 1.00 D of astigmatism in each eye, and less than 1.00 D of difference between the prescription of 2 eyes
• No history of myopia control treatment (eyedrops, spectacles or multifocal contact lenses) or participated in previous myopia control research
• No history of wearing rigid/hard contact lenses or any orthokeratology lenses
• They agree to wear the study contact lenses for a minimum of 10 hours per day, at least 6 days per week, over the study period
In appreciation of the time involved, you/your child will receive $360 upon study completion. Parking passes will be provided as required.
How to participate
To take part in the PROTECT research study, please make a volunteer profile for your child.
If you meet the study criteria, you will be provided with all relevant study information prior to study enrollment, and you are under no obligation to participate. If you would like more information about nearsightedness and myopia control, click here www.corestudies.ca/myopia.