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If your child is nearsighted with worsening vision, turn to VTI. We’ve got good news. VTI may be able to help slow or control your child’s myopia with specially designed contact lenses.

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What is myopia?

Myopia is a very common eye health condition. Often called “near-sighted,” a child with myopia can see clearly up close, but has blurry vision when looking at objects in the distance—like a smart board.

NORMAL EYE

NORMAL EYE

Myopia happens when the normal eye grows too long from front to back.
MYOPIC EYE

MYOPIC EYE

Light rays have trouble reaching the right spot on the back of the eye (the retina) to achieve clear distance vision.
INCREASED RISKS

INCREASED RISKS

It’s more than just stronger, thicker glasses. Myopia in kids can get worse as they grow, increasing the risk of serious eye conditions.

What causes myopia?

Myopia can be inherited from one generation to the next. If both parents wears glasses, chances are their child will too.2
Lack of time spent outdoors in the sun has been linked to the development of myopia.2
Spending more time reading close-up on digital devices can also contribute to a child’s myopia.

What are the eye health risks?

The number of kids with myopia is growing at an alarming rate around the world.

The younger your child develops myopia, the greater the risk of serious eye conditions like retinal detachment, glaucoma, cataracts and even blindness.3

Beyond the eye health risks, myopia can negatively impact your child’s performance in school and other activities.

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Good news!

We may be able to help slow or control your child’s myopia with specially designed contact lenses.

Today, there are incredible options like NaturalVue® (etafilcon A) Multifocal 1 Day Contact Lenses—clinically effective for myopia progression control.3*

of children showed a decrease in myopia progression.1*

of children showed a complete halt of progression, with some showing reversal.1*

 

*Retrospective analysis of 32 children, ages 6 to 19, across 10 different practice locations who wore the lenses for 6-25 months.

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Tips for reducing myopia

Visit your eye care professional early and often as your child grows.

We can identify myopic changes and work together to help slow or control advancement.

Limit your child’s time in front of computers, phones and tablets. Screen time is hard on their eyes and can contribute to myopia.

Encourage your child to spend more time outdoors. Outdoor light can be beneficial in slowing the onset or progression of myopia. Encourage outdoor time—at least 90 minutes a day.