The technology will be shared at the International Congress of Ophthalmology and Optometry China (COOC) conference in Shanghai April 14-16, 2023.
New myopia control spectacle lens technology from SightGlass Vision, in partnership with Nikon Lenswear, will be shared at the International Congress of Ophthalmology and Optometry China (COOC) conference in Shanghai April 14-16, 2023.
Spectacle lenses with Diffusion Optics Technology from SightGlass Vision use thousands of micro-dots to softly scatter light to reduce contrast on the retina, a unique mechanism of action to control myopia progression in children.
According to a press release from SightGlass, "Over the last 18 months, this patent-protected technology with clinically proven efficacy1-3 made its commercial debut in several markets, including China. The company operates as a joint venture of CooperCompanies and EssilorLuxottica.
During COOC, SightGlass Vision and Nikon Lenswear will demonstrate the latest lens iteration, featuring enhanced aesthetics that make the micro-dots less visible during everyday wear.
In addition, Marcella McParland and Lucill Wang from the SightGlass Vision Clinical, Medical and Professional Affairs team will present with several ophthalmology key opinion leaders, including Dr. Peter Chen from Shanghai ENT and Dr. Liu Longqian from West China Center of Medical Sciences of Sichuan University, to present multiple case reviews and explain results from its multi-year CYPRESS clinical trial.
The company has also begun a separate clinical trial in China.
“Since our launch with Nikon in China several months ago, momentum has continued to grow,” said Andrew Sedgwick, CEO of SightGlass Vision.
“No other country has the depth of understanding and awareness of myopia’s impact on society as China, nor the experience of its clinical community with the disease. Our introduction of new, evidence-based Diffusion Optics Technology to help reach an even larger segment of children has been widely embraced—something we expect to see first-hand at COOC.”
The last several decades have seen a steady rise in the prevalence of myopia worldwide, notably under the effect of lifestyle changes. Today affecting 2.6 billion people globally, it is estimated that nearly 5 billion people—half the world’s population—will be myopic by 2050.4
Uncorrected myopia is the leading cause of visual impairment in children. Over time, its progression may contribute to an increased risk of developing permanent vision impairment, including macular degeneration, retinal detachment, cataract and glaucoma, and blindness associated with high myopia.5
Beyond China, spectacle lenses with Diffusion Optics Technology are currently available in the Netherlands and Israel, as well as through preliminary market trials in other countries. For more information, visit SightGlassVision.com.