Developing and commercializing revolutionary on-eye and in-eye solutions for presbyopia and myopia for you.
With the growing number of people over 40*, many of those life-long contact lens wearers, there is a need for a solution that will provide more natural vision—across the entire range of vision—near to far. VTI's revolutionary optical designs for contact lenses and in-eye products will provide solutions to this very large and under-penetrated market. NaturalVue® Multifocal 1 Day Contact Lenses provide just that.
Myopia is a growing global public health concern, nearing “epidemic” status. The prevalence of myopia is estimated to be over 30% in the U.S. and Europe, having nearly doubled in the U.S. over the past 30 years, according to a National Eye Institute report. In Asia, some countries have reported prevalence rates of 80% or greater**.
*Source: U.S. Census Bureau. (2012). Statistical Abstract of the United States Table 7: Resident Population by Sex and Age 1980 to 2010. U.S. Census Bureau.
**Sources: Updated to reflect revised estimated prevalence of Myopia in young adults - Adapted from Dolgin E. (2015). The Myopic Boom. Nature, 519, 276-279 and Vitale S., et al (2009). Increased Prevalence of Myopia in the United States Between 1971-1972 and 1999-2004. Archives of Ophthalmology 127(12), 1632-1639. Morgan I, Ohno-Matsui K, Saw S. Myopia. The Lancet. 2012;379:1739-1748.