An anti-myopia visual display therapy using simulated myopic blur

  • Inventors have designed a visual display to prevent or slow myopia development in children.
  • This display uses principles of chromatic cues to guide the process of emmetropization in a developing eye
  • This technology is easy to use. No glasses need to be worn and no pharmacological treatment is involved.

Website

https://uab.flintbox.com/technologies/2467CE89C83248DE93DAF5B1C49D5395

Advantages

Myopia is an enormous problem around the world, affecting perhaps more than 1 billion people worldwide. Myopia typically develops and progresses in childhood between the ages of 5 and 15. Slowing myopia development will require treatment throughout this extended period and thus must be safe in long-term use. Many companies are trying to develop effective ways to prevent children from developing myopia, or to slow the rate of myopia development so as to reduce the final amount in adulthood. Success using optical (contact lenses, glasses, wavelength filters) or pharmaceutical (eye drops) approaches has been limited. An effective, safe, non-invasive, non-pharmacological and convenient treatment that could be used in the home over many years would be of benefit to millions of people. The inventors of this technology have implemented the principle of of chromatic cues to create an easy-to-use visual tool (which can be displayed on a video monitor) that can help slow the progression of myopia and guide emmetropization in developing eyes. The global myopia and presbyopia treatment market size was valued at USD 15.9 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9% from 2021 to 2028. Increasing cases of vision loss largely due to myopia and rising incidence of distance vision impairment due to uncorrected myopia, are some of the major factors expected to drive the overall market growth.

BENEFIT: The commercial demand for this invention would be enormous: conceivably many hundreds of millions of children could be using these devices in any given year

KEYWORDS: myopia control, slowed axial elongation, wavelength control of refraction, emmetropization

Contact Information

Name: Francis T Crittenden

Email: ftgcritt@uab.edu

Phone: (205) 975-6851