Plain English Summary
Background and study aims
Multifocal contact lens wearers have varying low degrees of astigmatism which affect both visual performance and visual satisfaction. Astigmatism, along with short sight and long sight, is a common cause of blurry vision. It's usually corrected with glasses or contact lenses.
Astigmatism means your eye is shaped more like a rugby ball than a football, so light is focused at more than one place in the eye.
The aim of the study is to measure the effect of astigmatism on visual acuity and vision satisfaction when wearing multifocal contact lenses.
Who can participate?
Adults who are at least 40 years old, who have healthy eyes and wear multifocal contact lenses and have astigmatism from -0.50D to -1.00D in each eye.
What does the study involve?
The study involves a single visit during which the effect of various levels of astigmatism is being tested. The routine includes consenting the participant followed by screening to take part in the study and if they fulfil the inclusion criteria a series of various vision measurements will be carried out.
What are the possible benefits and risks of participating?
The participants are current multifocal contact t lens wearers and they will use under approved application multifocal contact lenses which are CE marked. The risk to the participants are no greater than wearing their own contact lenses. The risks are further minimised by the fact that the contact lenses will only be worn in the clinic under the supervision of the investigators. The possible benefit to the participant who all have low level of astigmatism is for them to experience the effect of correcting their astigmatism on their vision.
Where is the study run from?
Ocular Technology Group - International (UK)
When is the study starting from and how long is it expected to run for?
July 2020 to December 2020
Who is funding the study?
CooperVision Inc. (USA)
Who is the main contact?
Deborah Moore, email@example.com
Mrs Deborah Moore
Ocular Technology Group
66 Buckingham Gate
+44(0)207 222 4224
CV20-43 ID20-15, IRAS 281917
The effect of astigmatism axis location on multifocal contact lens visual performance
The study is a pilot feasibility study so formal hypothesis testing involving a sample size to demonstrate superiority is not possible. However, the study will give guidance as to the benefits of correcting astigmatism on axis versus misalignment of 100 or 200 for multifocal contact lens correction.
The key aspect to be evaluated will be that at least one misalignment of the astigmatic correction will achieve a visual performance that is not inferior to the visual performance achieved with the optimal alignment of the astigmatic correction.
Approved 19/05/20, London - City & East Research Ethics Committee (Bristol Research Ethics Committee Centre, Whitefriars, Level 3, Block B, Lewis Mead, Bristol, BS1 2NT, UK; +44 (0)207 104 8214; firstname.lastname@example.org), ref: 20/LO/0633
Non dispensing prospective randomised (order of testing) cross over double-masked observational study
Primary study design
Secondary study design
Patient information sheet
Not available in web format, please use contact details to request a participant information sheet
Presbyopia vision correction using multifocal contact lenses
Multifocal contact lens wearers have various levels of astigmatism and it is important to understand how this astigmatism is effecting visual performance and visual satisfaction. In the study both will be measured when the astigmatism is fully corrected and for different levels of miscorrection.
The method used to measure visual performance will be time-limited logMAR visual acuity at distance, 4 metres, and near, 40cm.
Visual satisfaction will be recorded for similar conditions using 100 point visual analogue scales.
The participant will attend a single study visit of approximately 5 hours duration during which they will be screened and enrolled into the study and will wear one pair of contact lenses with different levels of astigmatic correction in spectacle form. Remaining at all times in the clinic. The participants visual acuity and visual satisfaction will be recorded with the different levels of astigmatic correction
MyDay Mutifocal Daily Disposable Contact Lenses. Manufactured by CooperVison Inc (USA)
Primary outcome measure
Overall monocular binocular distance timed visual acuity measured using computerised test charts. The visual acuity is measured in logMAR at 4 m and 40 cm at the time of data collection.
Secondary outcome measures
Measured at a single timepoint:
1. Monocular and binocular distance timed controlled visual acuity for the individual lighting and contrast conditions measured using computerised test charts. The visual acuity is measured in logMAR.
2. Near binocular visual acuity under different contrast conditons. The visual acuity is measur3ed in logMAR.
3. Visual satisfaction on 0 - 100 point visual analog scale.
Overall trial start date
Overall trial end date
Reason abandoned (if study stopped)
Participant inclusion criteria
1. At least 40 years old
2. Have read and understood the participant information sheet in English
3. Have read, signed and dated the Informed Consent
4. Best corrected visual acuity of at least 20/25 in each eye
5. Have normal eyes with the exception of the need for visual correction
6. Current multifocal contact lens wearer
7. Spectacle refraction:
Distance: Sphere: -6.00D to + 4.00D
Astigmatism: -0.50DC to -1.00DC in each eye
Axis: 180o ± 20o or 90o ± 20o
Near Addition: +0.75D to +2:50D
7. Be willing and able to adhere to the instructions set in the clinical protocol and maintain the appointment schedule.
Target number of participants
Participant exclusion criteria
1. Ocular anterior segment infection, inflammation, abnormality, or active disease that would contraindicate contact lens wear
2. Newly prescribed (within the past 30 days) use of some systemic medications (such as antihistamines, decongestants, diuretics, muscle relaxants, tranquilizers, stimulants, anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, oral contraceptives) or new prescription eyedrops which is not rewetting/lubricating eyedrops for which contact lens wear could be contraindicated as determined by the investigator
3. Monocular participants (only one eye with functional vision) or participants fit with only one lens
4. Any moderate or severe ocular condition observed during the slit-lamp examination at the enrolment visit
5. History of herpetic keratitis, ocular surgery or irregular cornea
6. Known pregnancy or lactation during the study period
7. Enrolment of the investigator or his/her staff, family members of the investigator, family members of the investigator’s staff, or individuals living in the households of these individuals
Recruitment start date
Recruitment end date
Countries of recruitment
Trial participating centre
Ocular Technology Group - International
66 Buckingham Gate
CooperVision (United States)
6150 Stoneridge Mall Road
United States of America
+1 925 251 6682
Cooper Vision Inc. (USA)
Funding Body Type
Funding Body Subtype
Results and Publications
Publication and dissemination plan
There are no specific plans for publication or dissemination of the study results. However, an abstract for submission at an ophthalmic conference and/or peer reviewed publication may be generated.
IPD sharing statement:
The current data sharing plans for this study are unknown and will be available at a later date.
Intention to publish date
Participant level data
Not provided at time of registration
Basic results (scientific)