SUNY College of Optometry’s Clinical Vision Research Center is conducting a research study to test the ability of an investigational soft contact lens to help kids see clearly and slow the progression of nearsightedness.

If your child is 7 to 12 years old, and has or is experiencing symptoms of nearsightedness, they may be eligible to participate. Your child must want to wear contact lenses but does not need to currently wear contact lenses or glasses to participate in this study.

Common symptoms of nearsightedness included blurred distance vision without glasses and contact lenses or the need to move closer to see things clearly.

Study-related procedures, contact lenses, and back-up glasses will be provided at no charge to you while your child is part of the study. Study participants will also receive compensation for their time (up to $2,208 over 3 years).


Frequently Asked Questions

1) Why is this study being conducted?

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc., a global leader in eye health, is evaluating a soft contact lens for myopia control. Myopia (or near-sightedness) is usually diagnosed in young, school-aged children and is a condition that results in blurry vision when looking at distant objects.

2) Who can be in the study?

Healthy male and female children between 7 and 12 years of age who currently wear spectacles, soft contact lenses, or have complaints of blurry vision at distance. Further screening questions will be asked prior to scheduling an appointment.

3) What does participation in the study involve?

If your child qualifies and chooses to join the study, he/she will receive all study-related eye care, contact lenses, and back-up glasses at no charge. There will be up to 11 planned visits over 3 years.

4) Whom can I contact for more information?

The principal investigator for this research study is Dr. Sharon Park Keh and she can be reached at or by completing the form below.

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