The purpose of BLINK is to determine whether soft bifocal contact lenses (typically used to help people older than 40 see up close) slow the progression of nearsightedness (difficulty seeing far away).
The study involves nine visits over a three-year period. Each child who participates will be randomly assigned to wear one of three contact lenses being used in the study: a spherical (regular) contact lens or one of two bifocal contact lenses.
Benefits during study participation include free eye care, contact lenses, contact lens solutions and eye glasses (if frame allowance is not exceeded).
To get more information and to see if your child might be eligible, contact Jill Myers, Clinic Coordinator, at 614-292-0200 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://blinkstudy.org/. You will be asked to answer some questions about your child’s vision and general health.