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Coopervision Announces Sarah Michelle Gellar as Spokesperson to Increase Awareness of Myopia Management 2020-09-03

CooperVision announced popular U.S. television actress, producer, and entrepreneur Sarah Michelle Gellar as the spokesperson for its Brilliant Futures Myopia Management Program. Brilliant Futures is built around MiSight 1 day, the first and only FDA*-approved soft contact lens to slow the progression of myopia in children ages 8-12 at the initiation of treatment.

“In this particular moment in time, with so many children learning virtually and spending less time outdoors, the topic of myopia management is more relevant than ever before. As category creators and leaders in the myopia management sector, we believe it is our responsibility and privilege, alongside the optometric community, to educate parents and offer them tools to help their children who may be struggling with myopia. Our decision to make this sizable investment in educating parents is consistent with our view that addressing myopia early is vitally important,” said Daniel G. McBride, President of CooperVision

This new, multichannel direct-to-consumer advertising campaign featuring Gellar will highlight the importance of annual comprehensive eye exams in monitoring the progression of myopia in children.

“My husband and I are both nearsighted – and our myopia has continued to worsen over time,” said Gellar. “We want our kids to have a chance for better vision and lower their risk for future eye health issues. While regular eyeglasses or contacts help children see a whiteboard or tennis ball today, MiSight 1 day lenses offer children the benefits of clear vision while slowing myopia progression during their growing years*. That is why I am thrilled to be partnering with CooperVision on this campaign.”

 

* U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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