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Quick Hits: New Contact Lens Curbs Nearsightedness in Kids

The FDA just approved the first contact lens that slows the progression of myopia in kids between the ages of 8 and 12 years old.

Myopia, better known as nearsightedness, affects nearly 30% of the U.S. population. It’s common in children, and tends to worsen as they age. A recent CBS News article discussed a new contact lens that doesn’t just correct myopia, it actually slows the progression of the condition in kids and reduces their risk of developing other eye problems. 

CooperVision just received FDA approval on their MiSight contact lenses, which are single use, disposable soft contact lenses intended to be discarded each night. The lenses are intended for children between the ages of 8 and 12 years old, and are expected to be available in the U.S. beginning in March of 2020. 

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