To determine if soft bifocal contact lenses (typically used to help people over 40 see up close) slow the progression of nearsightedness (difficulty seeing far away).
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
- Children 7 to 11 years old
- Children who are nearsighted (myopic)
- Children in good general health
- Additional screening questions will be asked by phone or email
WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
- Nine visits over a three-year period
- Your child will be randomly assigned to wear one of three commercially available contact lenses being used in the study: a spherical (regular) contact lens or one of two bifocal contact lenses
- Free eye care, contact lenses, contact lens solution (and cases), and eye glasses (if frame allowance is not exceeded) during the three-year study
- Free complete eye examination each year
For more information, or to find out if your child might be eligible to participate, please contact:
Laura Cardenas, BLINK Study Coordinator
Please have your child's eye glasses prescription available when you contact us.
Room 2307, J. Davis Armistead Building
UH College of Optometry
4901 Calhoun Rd.
Houston, TX 77204
This project has been reviewed by the University of Houston Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (713) 743-9204