Your kid’s changing vision can help change lives.
By allowing their vision to be tested throughout this study, your child is making it possible for researchers to pursue new treatments for near-sightedness that might help others in the future.
What is the study about? The study will compare two types of US FDA approved daily disposable soft contact lenses to evaluate how they correct vision and slow the rate of change of near-sightedness.
What can be expected during the study? A total of 900 kids between the age of 8-12will be enrolled nationwide. Children in this study will have a 75% chance of receiving the lens designed to slow the progression of nearsightedness and a 25% chance of receiving the normal soft contact lens. All study participants will wear their assigned lenses for three years. During the fourth year, all participants will wear the normal type of soft contact lenses.
Will your child benefit from being in the study? Contact lenses provided to children in the study may help correct vision. The lenses might also slow the progression of near-sightedness. However this can’t be guaranteed.
How many visits are required? During the four-year study, approximately 12 visits total will be completed. Each will last between one and two hours. Here’s how they’re scheduled to occur:
Initial Visit: Eye exam and history records review
Fitting Visit: Fit and teach how to apply and remove the contact lenses
- Two weeks after fitting
- Four weeks after fitting
- Six months after fitting
- Every six months for the rest of the study
What can parents help with?
To ensure the results of the study are accurate, while your child is in the study, you should assure that he/she:
- Has a pair of eyeglasses that provides satisfactory vision.
- Follows the instructions given for the study.
- Wears only the study lenses or eyeglasses.
- Only uses eye care products that have been provided by the study doctor.
- Keeps the study lenses out of reach of other children.
- Comes to the study office for visits with the study doctor.
- Tells the study doctor or study staff about any changes in health or changes in any medicine taken during the study.
- Tells the study doctor or study staff if your child wants to stop being in the study at any time.
Will there be any compensation?
You/your child will be compensated for each study visit. The total compensation is up to $1,000 for completing all study visits. Children in the study will receive eye exams and contact lenses at no cost while participating in the study.
Is this right for your child? Let’s check!
- 8-12 years old
- Diagnosed with myopia (nearsightedness)
- Available to attend 12 study visits over four years
- Ability to follow study instructions
- Interested in building up to wearing soft daily disposable contact lenses at least six days per week for 10 hours a day