New contact lens study for young adults (Study ID: MULBERRY)

Despite improvements in contact lens materials, many contact lens wearers commonly report symptoms such as discomfort by the end of the day. It has been suggested that daily disposable Myopia, or nearsightedness, occurs when the eye is too long and typically worsens as children and young adults grow. The goal of myopia control treatment is to slow this progression, reducing the risk of vision threatening problems later in life. One example of myopia control is the MiSight contact lens, which has been shown by previous research to reduce myopia progression in children aged 8-12. Since some individuals see myopia progression up to age 25, this study is investigating if individuals aged 17-25 can achieve comfort and vision satisfaction with the MiSight lens.

About the study

This study consists of 4 in-office appointments and 1 at home remote questionnaire, over 3 months.

Visit 1 & 2: Screening, baseline measurements and dispense of study lenses – 1.5 hours

Visit 3: 2 week follow up – 1 hour

Visit 4: 1 month follow up – 1.25 hours

Visit 5: 2 month follow up, remote at home questionnaire – 0.25 hours

Visit 6: 3 month follow up and study exit – 1.5 hour

Total time commitment5.5 hours

The study visit includes standard procedures that would often be encountered during a regular eye exam. Please note that physical distancing cannot be guaranteed during all procedures but will be maintained whenever possible.

What are the requirements?

To be eligible for this study, you must meet the following criteria:

•             Aged 17-25

•             Currently wearing soft contact lenses

•             Prescription between -0.75 and -6.00 D, with no more than -0.75 D of astigmatism in each eye

Reimbursement

In appreciation of the time involved, you will receive $20 per hour, or $110 upon study completion. Parking passes will be provided as required.

How to participate

If you are interested in participating, please email corestudies@uwaterloo.ca with the subject line “MULBERRY”. You will be provided with all relevant study information prior to study enrollment, and you are under no obligation to participate.

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