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VTI Sells In Singapore

Visioneering Technologies Inc (VTI) has made its first sale of NaturalVue Multifocal (NVMF) contact lenses in Singapore.

VTI specifically targeted Singapore after identifying a significant need for myopia management solutions – the Singapore Senior Minister of State Heath has declared that over 65% of 11 year olds and over 83% of young adults in Singapore have myopia.

A study published in the peerreviewed journal, Eye and Contact Lens, found that the NVMF lens reduced myopia progression in children by approximately 96%, with 98.4% of children showing a decrease in the rate of worsening of their myopia.

VTI recently received its medical device registration from the Singapore Health Sciences Authority for NVMF, which includes the use of NVMF for myopia progression control.

Dr Stephen Snowdy, VTI CEO, said “The incidence of paediatric myopia is at a critical level in Asia, and given the correlation between myopia and other serious ocular diseases, solutions to myopia progression are desperately needed.”

Reference:

1. Cooper, J, O’Connor, B, Watanabe, R, Fuerst, R, Berger, S, Eisenberg, N, & Dillehay, SM. Case Series Analysis of Myopic Progression Control With a Unique Extended Depth of Focus Multifocal Contact Lens. Eye & Contact Lens. 44(5):e16-e24, September 2018