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FDA Approves Contact Lens for Myopia in Children

Nov. 19, 2019

The FDA has granted approval to CooperVision’s MiSight single-use contacts for slowing the progression of myopia in children.

The device, approved using the premarket approval pathway, is a disposable, soft contact lens that is indicated for slowing progression of nearsightedness in children aged 8 to 12.

The lens corrects the refractive error that impacts distance vision, similar to a standard corrective lens, and using peripheral rings in the lens to focus light on the back of the eye, which is believed to reduce progression of the condition.

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