January 19, 2021
SAN RAMON, Calif. – Expanding myopia management possibilities for eye care professionals, CooperVision Specialty EyeCare has begun offering 5 mm back optic zone diameter (BOZD) customization for Paragon CRT and Paragon CRT Dual Axis contact lenses. The new option joins several existing customization choices.
“My experience is that the 5 mm design offers significantly more paracentral steepening compared to a 6 mm zone, which may lead to more efficacy when pursuing myopia management strategies, assuming a dose-depending relationship between the amount of paracentral steepening and OrthoK’s anti-myopia effect,” said Maria Liu, OD, PhD, MPH, MBA, FAAO, the founder and chief of the Myopia Control Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley.
“As eye care professionals adopt myopia management as standard of care, we know they’re looking for proven technologies and maximum flexibility,” said Dr. Juan Carlos Aragón, President, CooperVision Specialty EyeCare. “Introductions such as 5 mm customization combined with our portfolio of soft contact lenses and OrthoK designs illustrate our far-reaching dedication. In collaboration with an ever-growing number of ECPs, we are building the myopia management category and improving children’s vision worldwide.”
Paragon CRT is recommended for patients with <0.75D of corneal astigmatism based on keratometry values. CRT Dual Axis is designed for patients with >0.75D of corneal astigmatism based on keratometry values to enhance the cornea-to-fitting relationship.