Introducing ACUVUE® Abiliti™ Contact Lenses
Let’s talk about Myopia. What is it?
Myopia is a chronic, progressive disease, in which the eye grows too long. 1-3 We used to think of myopia as just nearsightedness, but we now know it’s so much more, and can lead to blindness later in life because of the abnormal eye growth.
Myopia is an increasing epidemic found all around the world. In fact, by 2050, 50% of the world’s population will have myopia. Risk factors for developing myopia may be spending less time outdoors, increase in near work (reading, screen time), and parents who have myopia.
Watch the video below to understand Myopia and its impact
What are the risks of Myopia?
Short Term: In the short term, myopia means patients struggle to see far away without vision correction. This can lead to poor performance in school and less enjoyment playing sports or other activities.
Long Term: Myopia can lead to sight-threatening complications as the patient gets older. These risks include:
Rx Changes Matter
There is no safe level of myopia. For example, every additional diopter of myopia increases the risk of Myopic Macular Degeneration, a sight-threatening eye disease, by 67%. This means that every prescription change matters.
Talk to an Eye Doctor
Normal vision correction glasses will help you see, but they will not help slow the progression of myopia. Talk to your doctor about specialized treatment options for myopia management. There are also lifestyle changes that can help:
The Solution: Abiliti 1-Day or Overnight Soft Therapeutic Contact Lenses for Myopia Management
Breakthrough innovation designed for slowing the progression of myopia in children.
- Specifically designed for slowing the progression of myopia in children1 and shown to reduce axial elongation by 0.105mm, in as little as 6 months.
- Breakthrough RingBoost™ technology, a specialized optical design where light which passes through the outer treatment zone is focused in front of the retina but o the line of sight in a ring around the axis.
Pediatric Eye-Inspired Design
- Made from the same silicone hydrogel material (senofilcon A) as ACUVUE® OASYS 1-Day, which has never been beaten in comfort.
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