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Bifocal Lenses in Nearsighted Kids (BLINK) Study

PURPOSE

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

BENEFITS

  • 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

713-743-1994 | blink@uh.edu


Please have your child's eye glasses prescription available when you contact us.

OUR ADDRESS

BLINK Study

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