Vision Now March 2023

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Editor: Nicky Collinson BA (Hons) nicola.collinson@nationaleyecare.co.uk

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In this month’s issue we have a focus on myopia management, with a five-page special highlighting the myopia control contact lenses and spectacle lenses currently available from NEG’s preferred suppliers.

As well as choosing the products that seem right for your practice and patients, there is a host of other factors to consider – from the tools required to measure and monitor axial length to having a clear communications strategy to educate young patients and their parents/carers about the benefits of myopia management.

The industry is working hard to bring practitioners on board with myopia control, providing tools and resources such as fitting software, marketing materials and training courses – as well as the products themselves. In the background is the continuing research being undertaken globally into the effectiveness of myopia control solutions. All this aims to ensure that practitioners have the knowledge they need to be confident in their discussions with patients and parents, and to run a successful and profitable myopia management clinic.

Later on, Dominic Watson from Myers La Roche provides some quick tips on how practices can prepare for the recession that appears to be rolling down the tracks. His main take-home messages are: be proactive, and don’t take a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to protecting your business. As well as all the latest news from NEG’s preferred suppliers, we showcase some stunning eyewear launched at Mido in Milan last month. If you were lucky enough to be there, you will have experienced a show that’s definitely back on its finest form.

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Stepper

Following an extensive project to explore Stepper Eyewear’s key differential and how to communicate this to the eyecare market, the brand launched its new logo and refocused positioning at this year’s Mido. “The aim is to convey, at every touch point, the wearer benefits of our frames,” said Peter Reeve, managing director at Stepper UK. “The first frames, designed in 1970 by Hans Stepper, were manufactured in a new material and process to provide an exceptional standard of fit. This motivation remains true today. Good fit empowers the eyecare professional to deliver the best possible vision outcome for their patients and is paramount to the brand.

“Reinforcing the importance of fit via frame selection assisted by expert advice is our core message, as Stepper Eyewear is a medical device to hold lenses correctly before the eyes,” Peter continued. “Fit is Stepper Eyewear’s strongest brand asset and, with the skills of an eyecare professional, can deliver the highest levels of wearer satisfaction.” Stepper’s fresh look centres around a new, modern and simple logo underpinned by a new strapline, ‘The perfect fit’, complementing Stepper’s World Fit concept launched last year.

Alcon

CooperVision

CooperVision has launched a new multi-year campaign to instigate an industry-wide conversation about how the contact lens patient journey could evolve. Called Fresh Thinking, the first stage of the campaign saw practitioners at 100% Optical invited to share their experiences and ideas in a Fresh Thinking Zone, join CPD and non-CPD sessions and workshops touching on the contact lens patient journey, and discuss the topic with the team on the stand.

Doug Bairner, CooperVision country manager for the UK and Ireland, said: “We believe that it’s our job, as a leader in both the European and UK contact lens categories, to show eyecare professionals how simply and easily contact lenses can provide freedom to their patients, deliver great clinical outcomes, and at the same time demonstrate significantly improved commercial value for practice owners.” The company plans to share what was discovered at the show before looking at options to improve the products, tools and services that create the contact lens patient journey. Those who didn’t get to 100% Optical can get involved at https://coopervision.co.uk/ practitioner/patient-experience-campaign

Alcon has launched its Total30 for Astigmatism contact lens in the UK, completing its line-up of premium toric lenses that includes Dailies Total1 for Astigmatism and Precision1 for Astigmatism. Total30 for Astigmatism is said to be the first-and-only reusable contact lens with a Water Gradient lens material for astigmatic contact lens wearers. “Given astigmatic contact lens wearers are more likely to experience dryness and discomfort, we designed Total30 for

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Charmant

Parisian elegance and contemporary femininity epitomise the spring/summer 2023 Elle eyewear collection from Charmant. Horizontal and vertical French pleats and geometric forms ensure the sides of the frames stand out, in rounded retro looks, striking square and cat-eye frame fronts. Key colours for the new collection are aquatic blue and green, rich forest green and brown, and cherry red and rosé tones. High-quality acetate, metal and mixed materials provide a distinctive look and texture. The model in our photograph is wearing EL 13533 in green: a soft cat-eye featuring a curvy, pleated metal decoration on the sides.

Pearce & Blackmore Optometrists

Congratulations to NEG member Clare Pearce, who was named Optometrist of the Year at the Optician Awards 2022. Co-owner of Pearce and Blackmore Optometrists with two branches in Cardiff, Clare was recognised for her “extensive work in making quality eyecare accessible for all”. Clare and her practices are certified as Dementia Friendly, and promote the benefits of the scheme to other businesses. Clare is also able to conduct an eye examination in British Sign Language, and is the optometrist featured in the We Are Primary Care campaign, run by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

Clare said: “Optometry is so much more than just ‘testing eyes’ and hope can inspire others to look into ways to adapt their practices and communication to each individual patient. I’m excited about

National Eye Health Week

EssilorLuxottica’s scientists have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and combined it with their understanding of consumer lifestyles to create the Varilux XR series. From studying more than 6,500 presbyopes to better understand their lifestyles and visual challenges, the group has gathered over one million data points to develop a breakthrough behavioural modelling system that predicts how individual presbyopes look at objects around them.

"The power of AI lies in the quantity, quality and variety of data and the way they’re

the future of optometry in Wales, and the awards ceremony was a great way to celebrate some of our successes so far.” Clare is pictured receiving her award alongside (from left) host Vernon Kaye, Nigel Wingate from award sponsor the Outside Clinic, and Chris Bennett, Optician editor-in-chief.

analysed," commented Norbert Gorny, co-chief operating officer at EssilorLuxottica.

"The insights we established from data collected from customer orders, real-life wearer tests, in store measurements and physiological models are exclusive to EssilorLuxottica. Thanks to the digital

Eye Health UK is inviting practitioners to register for this year’s National Eye Health Week (NEHW) campaign, taking place from 18-24 September. David Cartwright, chair of Eye Health UK, said: “Awareness and public health messaging are key elements of the proposed national eye health strategy for England, and are vital for improving the eye health of people across the UK. NEHW provides the ideal platform for the sector to come together to highlight the importance of routine eye tests and adopting healthy lifestyle habits to prevent avoidable sight loss and poor eye health.”

Register now for free resources

Register for free resources by emailing your name, business name and contact details to info@visionmatters.org.uk. Plans and the themes for NEHW will be unveiled at an official launch in the spring.

twinning technology, we can now establish a visual behaviour profile for every single prescription and provide the first eyeresponsive lens that respects the natural behaviour of the eye.”

The Varilux XR series is also an eco-design lens certified by a life-cycle analysis run by an independent third party that brought to light a 19 per cent reduction of plastic consumption resulting in six per cent fewer CO2 emissions. The lens was introduced at Mido last month and will be rolled out across Europe over the coming months.

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De Rigo

De Rigo and Italian women’s clothing brand Twinset have announced a worldwide license agreement for the design, production and distribution of Twinset Milano-branded optical frames and sunglasses. The first collection is available from this month – a feminine and romantic collection that re-interprets the brand’s stylistic codes with versatile frames sporting refined detailing.

Michele Aracri, managing director of De Rigo Vision, commented: “We’re delighted with this agreement and are sure that – by working together – we will reach significant and challenging objectives on a global scale. For De Rigo, this partnership represents an additional step in the group’s development plan, strengthening and widening our product offering in the women’s segment.”

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Marchon

The Karl Lagerfield spring/summer 2023 sunglasses collection from Marchon celebrates the designer’s iconic aesthetic and signature creativity. Balancing style with innovation and functionality, the silhouettes are finished with luxurious details. Reflecting the brand’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, the styles are crafted from a lightweight, plant-based resin. Our photograph shows model KL6101S – available in black, green, blue, azure, orange and crystal. Designed for all genders, the statement-making sunglasses have a squared silhouette with a contrasting colour outline along the front edges, while the sides are embellished with the Karl Lagerfield logo and brand identity.

Menicon

Menicon UK has appointed qualified optometrist Henrik Bo Larsen as its new European professional services manager. Working closely with all teams in the disposable lenses franchise, Henrik is keen to see the company become more broadly established in the UK market. He will work particularly closely with Menicon’s marketing division in order to increase communication of the product range to practitioners as well as the public. Henrik said: “I’m looking forward to supporting ECPs in every way possible in their efforts to introduce more of their patients to lenses. Menicon has great potential to attract those who have yet to try contact

lenses for the first time as well as those who have rejected them in the past.”

Meanwhile Josie Barlow, who has been professional services manager with

Tune in on 14 March to the third in a series of complimentary global dry eye disease webinars produced by the World Council of Optometry (WCO) and Alcon. Dry Eye Spotlight 3: Management will be led by Professor Lyndon Jones, featuring Professors Jennifer Craig and James Wolffsohn, who will explore the different approaches available to manage dry eye – and how management strategies may be adjusted based on a further understanding of mitigating factors and measurements collected from patients. A Q&A session will follow.

Professor Jones said: “One surprising fact is that 20 to 25 per cent of patients that optometrists see suffer from dry eye. My top tip for any practitioner when they’re thinking about dry eye is don’t be scared by it. Many patients have dry eyes, and management is not that complicated. The use of education is one of the simplest and most impactful interventions. This webinar is an excellent place to start or further your dry eye management journey.” Register for the webinar at https://bit.ly/DryEyeManagement

Menicon since 2016, has been appointed as head of professional services for the MTO/ myopia management division. Josie, who is a qualified contact lens optician, said: “This new role will increase my responsibility to deliver high quality education, training and support to all our UK practitioners.”

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Silhouette

Silhouette has enhanced its Titan Minimal Art collection with four new La Ligne styles featuring neon coloured accents inspired by current fashion shades. The lightweight titanium eyewear for women features Silhouette’s signature accent rings in graphic cat-eye shapes. The sides can be shorted and are finished with a titanium ring. Designer Roland Keplinger noted: “The accent rings of the Titan Minimal Art La Ligne have a 3D structure. They give a fresh look to the face, as a result of their shape being partially outlined with colour. With the graphic eyeliner trend, we’re once again seeing some very nice examples of how lines can set interesting accents.” The four colourways are azure turquoise, lime, orchid pink and classic black.

Hoya

In collaboration with Orbis UK, Hoya UK is aiming to raise £50,000 over the next three years to establish a new Green Vision Centre in India. The centre will provide eye health services to some 100,000 children and adults through sustainable means, via the use of solar panels, software and energy efficient appliances. Fundraising activities in 2023 will include the London Marathon, Welsh Three Peaks and inpractice contactless donation terminals.

Rebecca Cronin, Orbis UK CEO, commented: “Educations and livelihoods can be severely impacted by a lack of access to quality eyecare, and small interventions can make a large difference. Sometimes a simple pair of glasses is all it takes to help a child to see their books for school or support an adult in their work. Thanks to Hoya UK, this new vision centre will bring much needed eyecare and treatment options to the doorstep of another community.”

Aston University

Myopia experts at Aston University are working on a new project to better understand how myopia management strategies affect children. The research team has secured a £500,000 grant to determine the impact of myopia management interventions on vision and visual behaviour in children. The new grant builds upon the team’s portfolio of myopia research, where clinical studies are underway with children aged between six and 15 years. The researchers are working on slowing myopia progression in children, and the interventions under trial include low dose atropine eye drops, contact lenses and spectacle lenses.

The two-year research programme is being led by an internationally recognised team of academics from the School of Optometry, including Professor Leon Davies, Professor Nicola Logan, Dr Amy Sheppard and Professor James Wolffsohn. The research grant will also support the appointment

of two clinical research optometrists. Professor Logan said: “As an advocate for evidence-based advancements, this research collaboration will further our scientific understanding of myopia progression. The work will increase our knowledge and better facilitate translation to clinical practice to manage young children more actively with myopia.” Turn to page 15 for our round-up of myopia control solutions from NEG’s preferred suppliers.

In addition to the UK activities, globally Hoya Vision Care has renewed its partnership with Orbis International for the next three years. “Improving vision over a lifetime, that is our mission at Hoya Vision Care,” said CEO Alexandre Montague. “And for that reason, we are excited to partner with Orbis, in India and beyond.”

Optical Suppliers Association

The OSA is urging all optical businesses to start on the government’s carbon reduction plan (CRP) now, with the message – Get Ahead, Be Early. The call to action comes after the OSA’s recent OSA/NHS Net Zero Supplier Roadmap webinar, with guest speaker Ben Calder-Travis, NHS net zero and sustainability project manager. Ben reminded delegates that all optical businesses supplying the NHS need to prepare for the introduction of accountability for net zero targets. To receive the NHS/OSA webinar, and useful CRP links, email Marianne MacRitchie at mmacritchie@osa-uk.co.uk

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Get ahead for this year’s Love Your Lenses Week (4-10 September) and register for a free resource pack at www.loveyourlensesweek. com. The campaign, run by the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA), is promising to ‘put contact lenses firmly in the public eye’. The first 200 UK-based practitioners to register will receive both a printed and online resource pack, including t-shirts, pens, stickers, posters and digital assets. International practitioners can register for digital assets too.

BCLA chief executive, Luke Stevens-Burt, said: “The BCLA is passionate about the role contact lenses play in eye health and we know eyecare professionals around the world are too. The campaign raises awareness of safe contact lens wear and the benefits of wearing contact lenses, while sharing stories of the life-changing impact lenses have had on people from all walks of life. We want to inspire eyecare professionals to get talking about contact lenses and highlight the importance of high-quality aftercare for continued healthy lens wear – and sourcing their contact lenses from reputable, legal retailers.”

AN INDEPENDENT VIEW

Save the GOS1

After years of ‘making do’ with a widely acknowledged insufficient GOS fee to cover NHS eye examinations, a growing number of opticians are considering adopting private only models and eschewing the GOS contract in its entirety.

Exact figures differ, but the £22.14 currently offered doesn’t come close to the actual cost of performing an eye exam (estimated between £75-£100). As a result, it has become standard practice for optical practices to ‘subsidise’ this loss-leading service through the sale of spectacles; garnering a not-so-healthy reputation with the public as being sales motivated rather than the primary care clinical profession that they represent.

With no evidence that practices have gone out of business through under-funding combined with the cost-of-living crisis, it is not surprising that the government’s appetite for a radical overhaul of the GOS fee structure, which would ultimately see clinicians paid a fair fee that adequately covers the costs of service provision, is slim to none. The AIO is therefore proposing an adjustment to the wording of the existing contract; one which does not require significant changes to the fee provided nor lengthy negotiations.

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has launched two short self-led online courses, one on conflict management and one on change management. Available to anyone in the optical community, the courses can be purchased from the ABDO website and studied as convenient. Completion of each course offers General Optical Council registrants two CPD points in the professionalism domain.

Nick Wash, ABDO head of corporate development, said: “ABDO now offers a suite of management and leadership development opportunities, which includes the successful diploma and certificate courses leading to Chartered Management Institute qualifications, as well as the CPD-accredited one-day workshops in change management and conflict management. All ABDO courses can be found on the Association’s website, www.abdo.org.uk

Instead of the GOS1 being used to offer a ‘free’ exam for the patient, the AIO proposes that the GOS1 instead be a voucher towards the cost of one. In this way, practices charging appropriate fees – and not relying on the sale of spectacles to cover the cost – can still provide services for their NHS patients. Equally, practices currently offering ‘free’ eye exams need no longer claim funding from the NHS; thus saving the NHS money. We believe this simple but effective change would help to stem the tide of practices dropping the GOS contract altogether.

With healthcare services stretched thin post-pandemic, primary care optometry stands atop a precipice whereby a lack of adequate provision of eye healthcare will undoubtedly lead to a sharp rise in costly, end-stage pathologies that would otherwise have been detected through a routine eye exam. Keep the GOS1 fee the same, but allow it to contribute towards the eye exam fee, not encompass it. Give clinicians back the freedom to charge appropriate professional fees – and ensure that our profession does not sink further into dependency upon retail and ‘shop-tometry’.

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Myopia control

Is it a game changer?

true for your staff, who need to understand the full potential of what you are offering, as myopia control discussions should not just take place in the consulting room. Finally, carefully consider what products to offer and what suppliers to work with, both in terms of spectacle lenses and contact lenses. To help you work your way through the field, we asked some of our preferred suppliers working in this area to give us an overview of their myopia control products and services.

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MISIGHT: EVERY DIOPTRE MATTERS

Although myopia control research has been ongoing for many years, and products that help control myopia progression have been widely tested and are readily available, myopia control options are still not dispensed by all practices. The market remains small, so why have companies invested so much money into research and product development? And is it just a fad that will fizzle out?

The answer is simple: it is predicted that 50 per cent of the world’s population will be myopic by 2050 – in just 28 years’ time. That’s billons of people needing visual correction for myopia. Although spectacles and contact lenses correct vision, the ongoing issues that can be caused by higher levels of myopia mean that patients are likely to need more than just sight correction later on. Myopia can lead to retinal detachments, glaucoma and cataracts –so if something can be done to reduce myopia, and thereby the risk factors for eye disease, shouldn’t it be something that we all push for? Some may argue that myopia control is not a game-changer as yet, but it is certainly here to stay and will become part of every practice’s weaponry in the treatment of poor vision.

GETTING ON BOARD

If you haven’t yet introduced targeted myopia control solutions to your practice portfolio, just consider these two questions:

1) is reducing myopia progression your clinical responsibility?; and 2) at what point do we see the first legal case, when a patient says: “My optician didn’t tell me there were options that could have reduced my/my child’s myopia”...?

So why not get on board now and be seen to be more than simply offering free eye examinations and free spectacles to children, but providing real preventative healthcare within your local community.

To get started, make sure you take advantage of the many CPD events on the subject, and learn as much as you can both clinically and commercially. Secondly, make sure you have the right equipment with an axial length measuring device and a topographer. This is important not just for taking measurements for the initial dispensing, but for monitoring the effectiveness of any myopia control products you dispense.

Next, make sure you have all the information available in easy-to-understand language, so that you can openly discuss with both parents and children what the options are and their benefits. This is also

CooperVision is a global leader in myopia control and management for children and has a strong track record of supporting the needs of young patients, parents and eyecare professionals in having conversations about the important option of managing myopia. In the UK, CooperVision offers both MiSight 1 day soft contact lenses and EyeDream orthokeratology contact lenses (the latter available from No 7 Contact Lenses – see later).

MiSight 1 day contact lenses are backed by the longest-running soft contact lens study among children2-4. The clinical trial has proven that MiSight 1 day works for nearly all children with myopia, cuts the worsening of myopia by half, works at any age a child starts treatment (ages eight plus), works for as long as the child wears them – and that myopia management benefits from MiSight 1 day are retained after treatment.

Available up to -10.00D, MiSight 1 day covers 99.97 per cent of prescriptions for Asian children – and 99.97 per cent for Caucasian children – who have myopia and less than 1.00D of astigmatism.

“Every dioptre matters, particularly for children whose worsening myopia may have already placed them at a higher risk for conditions such as myopic maculopathy and glaucoma,” says Elizabeth Lumb, director of global professional affairs, myopia management, CooperVision. “While early treatment is best, it’s never too late to start. Even older children starting with MiSight 1 day have seen the worsening of their myopia cut by half.”

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MiYOSMART: the smart way to treat myopia in children.

many children today and in the future. Launched in January 2022, Essilor Stellest lenses not only correct myopia but also, and above all, slow down its progression.

Clinical trial results released at the International Myopia Conference in September 2022, showed that Stellest lenses saved more than one dioptre of myopia on average over three years, demonstrating conclusive evidence that they remain effective in slowing down myopia progression in children5

child’s theoretical myopic retina. This signal helps to slow down eye elongation and, therefore, myopia progression.

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For more information please visit: www.hoyavision.com/uk

STELLEST: MOVING THE NEEDLE

Essilor is proud to be at the forefront of myopia management with Essilor Stellest lenses. The cutting-edge technology allows eyecare practitioners (ECPs) to offer an effective lens to their patients and help

Stellest lenses are designed with highly aspherical lenslet target – or HALT – technology. HALT consists of a constellation of 1,021 invisible aspherical contiguous lenslets distributed over 11 rings on the surface of the lens to create a volume of non-focused light in front of the retina, which follows the shape of a

Charlotte Timbury, Stellest product and category manager for EssilorLuxottica North Europe, says: “We are extremely encouraged to have such conclusive data showing that Essilor Stellest lenses continue to slow down myopia progression in children after three years. With the growing prevalence of myopia and associated risk of ocular conditions, we are proud to be at the forefront of myopia management with our lenses to move the needle in the fight against myopia.” Essilor Stellest lenses are supplied as standard in 1.59 Airwear together with Crizal Kids+ so wearers can benefit from Essilor’s best solution for myopia control – together with a durable anti-reflective coating for long-lasting protection.

MIYOSMART: PART OF THE MISSION

MiyoSmart from Hoya are innovative spectacle lenses for myopia management. By slowing down the progression of myopia and its reduction in vision quality without correction and associated ocular health issues, children can enjoy their lives more by seeing clearly.

Since the UK launch of MiyoSmart spectacles lenses in February 2021, Hoya has continuously supported independent ECPs to raise awareness of myopia and the importance of its

Educating ECPs, youngsters and parents too (image: Hoya)

management. Hoya is on a mission to curb myopia and is doing so by providing professional education such as CPD and ongoing support with practice team training, enhancing the parent and patient journey, raising consumer awareness and increasing holistic advice to parents and guardians.

Over recent months, Hoya undertook a two-month awareness campaign targeting parents of youngsters across multiple channels such as Facebook, YouTube, Mumsnet and Google, extending

its campaign reach to millions of people across the UK and Ireland, to help them better understand what shortsightedness is and how new-generation spectacle lenses can help their child. All communications encouraged parents to book a sight test for their child with their local independent MiyoSmart-accredited optician.

Hoya’s commitment to myopia management has never been greater, with an exciting new expansion to the MiyoSmart product range coming soon.

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Conclusive data on myopia progression (image: Essilor)

MYLO: POWERED BY EDOF

After the successful launch of the Mylo soft contact lens for myopia, Mark’ennovy is launching the new Mylo Toric: a myopia management lens for patients with astigmatism.

Mylo and Mylo Toric are individually crafted silicone hydrogel soft contact lenses, specifically designed for myopia management. The lenses are powered by the Brien Holden Vision Institute’s patented extended depth of focus (EDOF) technology, which slows myopia progression and supports a comfortable acclimation to

BLOOM: HOLISTIC TREATMENT PLAN

Menicon Bloom is the holistic treatment plan from Menicon for slowing the progression of childhood myopia.

Winner of the Contact Lens Award at the Optician Awards in 2022, Menicon Bloom has been recognised for its global, industry-leading innovation and commitment to improving myopia management. Each step in the process is carefully designed to make the treatment simple to use, whilst providing accurate monitoring over the length of the treatment.

Launched in the UK last year, the Menicon Bloom approach is both effective and versatile with day and night options, allowing ECPs to tailor effective treatments for each patient. Its innovative range is made up of Menicon Bloom Day, a daily disposable contact lens incorporating extended depth of focus (EDOF) technology, and Menicon Bloom Night, a specially-designed orthokeratology lens for overnight use.

EYEDREAM: SIMPLE AND INTUITIVE

In the last 50 years, the prevalence of myopia in the UK has more than doubled – from 10 per cent in the 1960s to 23 per cent in the 2000s6. With the prevalence of myopia increasing and expected to affect 50 per cent of the global population by 2050 , it’s widely accepted that orthokeratology (ortho-k) is one of the best myopia management tools available to ECPs. The EyeDream ortho-k system is now indicated for myopia management. A recent study in Denmark7 confirmed how effective the EyeDream design was at combatting myopia progression. The results showed that over 18 months, EyeDream lenses reduced axial length growth by 59 per cent. EyeDream is simple and intuitive and has been the UK’s leading ortho-k system since 2005. It integrates seamlessly with nearly all leading corneal topographer models and enables ECPs to order lenses and monitor patient progress with only a few clicks.

and a low co-efficient of friction, which combine to improve comfort throughout the day. The wide range of parameters and low elastic modulus ensure an excellent fit and easy handling, especially for the youngest contact lens wearers.

the lens, enhancing the overall wearing experience.

A monthly disposable contact lens, Mylo and Mylo Toric feature a high water content

The lenses are available in Mark’ennovy’s extensive signature range of diameters (13.50-15.50) and base curves (6.50-9.80) with spherical powers up to -15.00 in 0.25 steps. Cylindrical powers are from -0.75 to -8.00DC in 0.25 steps with axes in one degree steps. Mylo has a water content of 75 per cent and Dk value of 60.

With younger patients at its heart, Menicon has designed the innovative system to keep children engaged, encouraging them to take a hands-on approach with their own treatment. This includes learning how to apply, remove and clean their lenses independently.

Becoming an accredited EyeDream practice is also easy. No7 Contact Lenses’ online EyeDream accreditation course will walk ECPs through the complete fitting process. Participants will learn about the theory, corneal topography interpretation, and fitting and aftercare. The course lessons are video and webinar based, with MCQs to cement learning.

“With No7’s end-to-end support, ECPs need never feel anxious about fitting EyeDream,” says Katie Harrop, professional services director at No7. “We supply and support the Medmont Meridia topographer, install and support the EyeDream software, and offer friendly and effective technical fitting support. We also offer comprehensive marketing support.”

Last year, No 7 ran a campaign to promote awareness of myopia management in a fun and engaging way. It delivered registered EyeDream practices a social media pack, an infographic poster and new

Providing all the tools required (image: Menicon)

Combined with specially formulated Menicon Bloom lens care solutions, stateof-the-art fitting software and an innovative Menicon Bloom app, this holistic treatment plan helps slow down the progression of childhood myopia whilst providing all the tools for a successful myopia journey.

myopia management leaflets. “The campaign was a huge success,” adds Katie. “Later this year, we will launch an EyeDream lens specifically designed to maximise the myopia management effect.”

No7’s successful campaign to promote awareness

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Now available in a toric version

Dry Eye?

MY-NOR: AFFORDABLE SOLUTION

Because of its vast range of indices and materials, the My-Nor lens from Norville gives ECPs a myopia management solution they can confidently recommend at an affordable price for suitable patients. Multiple studies8-11 state that myopic eyes have a prolate shape, with a hyperopic tendency in the periphery, increasing elongation in the retina. Therefore, it is essential to not only correct myopia in the central retina, but also to correct the hyperopic defocus in the peripheral retina.

My-Nor is backed by a five-year European clinical study, conducted by the Helmholtz Moscow Research Institute of Eye Diseases, and has been rigorously tested. It was shown to reduce myopia progression on average by 40 per cent, myopic refractive error by 34 per cent, and axial length by 56 per cent. After five years, there was a reduction of 40 per cent in mean power and 31 per cent in axial length, compared to the control group.

My-Nor is a rear surface, freeform lens design using a spherical blank, giving the characteristics of a varifocal: a clear lens without an internal grid or honeycomb. The optical design features consist of a central vision area that provides

NATURALVUE: ENHANCED MULTIFOCAL

The NaturalVue Enhanced 1-Day Multifocal with TripleTear Lubrication is a unique multifocal from Visioneering Technologies, which is exclusively distributed by Positive Impact (PI). NaturalVue is CE mark-approved for both presbyopia and myopia control, enabling both groups to be fitted from the same diagnostic bank.

The enhanced NaturalVue lens is only available from PI and features three comfort agents, including hyaluronic acid, which work together to provide hydration and lubrication throughout the day, locking in moisture and stabilising tears. This is combined with an ultratapered edge profile specifically created for optimal fitting.

NaturalVue boasts a clever, patented design with a rapidly increasing, highly aspheric power curve that creates EDOF through a virtual aperture. A further advantage of the enhanced NaturalVue lens is its extensive power

stable refraction at the geometric centre, surrounded by progressive peripheral vision, with asymmetrical positive/myopic defocus in the horizontal meridian.

My-Nor has a wide range of indices – 1.50, 1.53, 1.60, 1.67, 1.74 – with a maximum prescription of -16.00D, with opposite cyls to 6.00.

Unique lens with lubrication boost

range up to -12.25D (to +4.00D for presbyopes) which, uncommonly, is also in 0.25D steps. This delivers a major benefit for myopia control where power accuracy is crucial to successful management.

In fact, six years of retrospective data12 showed 95 per cent of children wearing NaturalVue had decreases in refractive error change, with 78 per cent showing a decrease of 70 per cent or more. At all points in time, the average amount of

myopia progression observed was ≤ 0.25D from baseline. The average refractive error change slowed by 0.85D (or 85 per cent) as compared to baseline from six to 72 months.

Another benefit when it comes to fitting is that, although it is a multifocal, there is no conventional add and, therefore, it is fitted like a single vision lens. This offers significant chair time savings over zonal multifocal designs.

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MYCON: EFFECTIVE AND ATTRACTIVE

With Rodenstock’s new MyCon myopia control lenses, light in the periphery is refracted to hit in front of the retina, slowing eye elongation.

The progression control areas are placed to the sides of the lens to ensure that light in the periphery does not hit behind the retina. Here, they slow myopia progression, or eye elongation, while leaving the main vision zones of the lens undisturbed, creating sharp vision. The focus area in the lens ensures that the child can see sharply wherever they focus their eyes.

When documenting the effects of myopia control lenses, it is important to consider regional differences. As more children in Asia develop high myopia, the positive

SUMMARY

With so many myopia control options available, and doubtless further coming down the line, it surely behoves every practitioner to discuss at least one of these with their patients. It’s an area of practice that can lead to commercial benefits too – helping to forge strong relationships with patients from an early age through to later life.

Please contact NEG’s preferred suppliers to discuss how they can support you in building up your myopia control practice, providing patients with the best outcomes possible.

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2. Chamberlain P et al. A three-year randomized clinical trial of MiSight lenses for myopia control. Optom. Vis Sci. 2019;96(8):556-567.

3. Chamberlain P et al. Long-term effect of dualfocus contact lenses on myopia progression in children: A 6-year multicenter clinical trial. Optom. Vis. Sci. 2022;99(3):204-212.

4. Chamberlain P et al. Myopia progression on cessation of dual-focus contact lens wear: MiSight 1 day seven-year findings. Optom. Vis. Sci. 2021;98(E-abstract):210049.

5. Compared to SVL (0-24months) + SVL2 (24-30 months) progression. SVL2 was the new control group of 56 children, especially recruited for the third year and fitted with single vision lenses.

6. McCullough et al. Six year refractive change among white children and young adults: evidence for significant increase in myopia among white UK children. PLos One 2016 Jan;19;11(1):e014332.

7. Control of myopia using orthokeratology lenses in Scandinavian children aged six to 12 years. Eighteen-month data from the Danish Randomized Study: Clinical study Of Nearsightedness; TReatment with Orthokeratology Lenses (CONTROL study). Jakobsen TM and Moller F, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Southern Denmark, Vejle Hospital, Vejle, Denmark.

How to rock the recession

What is your strategy to keep your head above water?

Dominic Watson looks at the optimal way to prepare yourself – and your practice – for the anticipated economic downturn...

the Covid-19 recession was the speed of the recovery and the spending patterns of consumers in the wake of the pandemic.

Once the lockdowns were over and the vaccines provided, consumers’ confidence in circulating again – a heady mix of record savings levels and an unprecedented level of latent demand – meant boom times for many practices as customers returned and purchased freely.

As a result of this, many practices experienced record profits and record financial years. Here at Myers La Roche, we have facilitated high numbers of practice sales at record prices in the post pandemic period to date.

Tip: As the business owner, your business reflects you – so don’t allow there to be a recession in your mindset, attitude or approach.

Not all practice owners fared well, however. Practices come in all shapes and sizes and there is a vast array of variables that determine success or failure, growth or decline in independent practice.

During the pandemic, in my experience, the mindset and outlook of owners was the key variable. Some froze in fear during the lockdowns, became quite passive in the face of the challenges, and were overly cautious and slow to get going and adapt as conditions improved.

Ad materials to support Rodenstock’s MyCon launch

effect of reducing myopia progression using myopia control lenses is also higher. An independent clinical study examining myopia progression in Caucasian children aged seven to 14 years over a period of five years has shown that myopia control lenses built on the principles of Rodenstock MyCon are effective in reducing the progression of myopia by up to 40 per cent13

Rodenstock MyCon lenses are available in indices of 1.5, 1.6, 1.67 and 1.74, making them both thin and sleek – a strong sales argument for the ECP, the company suggests. Attractive advertising materials and a comprehensive campaign have been designed to help the ECP encourage long-term patient loyalty with support from childhood onwards.

8. Logan NS, Gilmartin B, Wildsoet CF and Dunne MC. Posterior retinal contour in adult human anisomyopia. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2004, 45:2152-2162.

9. Millodot M. Effect of ametropia on peripheral refraction. Am. J. Optom. Physiol. Opt. 1981;58:691-695.

10. Mutti DO, Sholtz RI, Friedman NE and Zadnik K. Peripheral refraction and ocular shape in children. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2000;41:1022-1030.

11. Schmid G. Variability of retinal steepness at the posterior pole in children 7-15 years of age. Curr. Eye Res. 2003;27:61-68.

12. Benoit DP, Dillehay, SM. New clinical evidence through six years: NaturalVue Multifocal for Myopia Management. Poster. American Academy of Optometry, Boston, 4 November 2021.

13. Tarutta EP, Proskurina OV, Tarasova NA, Milash SV, Markosyan GA. Long-term results of perifocal defocus spectacle lens correction in children with progressive myopia. Vestn. Oftalmol. 2019.

At the time of writing, with all of the major economic indicators flashing red, the UK appears to be in recession in everything but name: interest rates are going up, while disposable incomes and consumer confidence are coming down. So what should independent practice owners do in the face of this onslaught of negativity, and what is the best course of action to navigate these choppy waters?

The honest answer is – it depends – and the fact of the matter is that giving one size fits all advice is a fool’s game. A quick example will illustrate this.

As well as the cost-of-living crisis, the UK is suffering from another major challenge: an obesity crisis. However, just because 64 per cent of the population are overweight and 28 per cent obese, I am not going to assume that you need diet or exercise tips. Even if you do have a weight problem and wanted me to help, I would need to know a lot more about your age, weight, height, medical history and lifestyle before determining a course of action.

The reality is that most (but not all) practice owners will need to adapt their

businesses as the recession hits, but to do this effectively it is first necessary to identify the specific challenges facing the individual practice. Only then can the appropriate remedies and responses be implemented.

LESSONS FROM THE PAST

All but the newest of practice owners experienced the short, sharp shock of the Covid-19 recession that took place over Q1 and Q2 of 2020; but this year’s anticipated recession is likely to be a very different animal – requiring a different approach.

The Covid-19 recession had a number of exceptional features that will be absent this time around, including cash grants of up to £25,000 for small businesses and a generous furlough scheme that allowed staff to be paid and retained despite being mothballed. The Scottish government went even further, paying a guaranteed percentage of normal monthly NHS income. As a result of these measures, practices were able to retain staff and remain viable. In many cases, they were surprisingly profitable.

What was even more unusual about

Others seized the day and remained highly active and proactive; they remained in regular communication with patients and shone as beacons of positivity. I have a number of clients who carried out shop fits during lockdowns and benefitted hugely when they were able to fully re-open, experiencing record month after month and quickly repaying their capital investment and positive initiative.

CONCLUSION

The next recession is likely to be a very different affair – and most practice owners will require a very different approach. Once more, it will be the proactive owners who take things in their stride who will come out best. Those who stand by passively will struggle.

If you would like to understand more about how you can take a proactive approach that is right for you and your practice, get in touch with the Myers La Roche team via 0161 929 8289 or email info@myerslaroche.co.uk

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Dominic Watson is a published author and specialist business consultant at Myers La Roche. ■
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The Italian Job

The organisers of Mido in Milan proclaimed “a new era” for the show after closing the doors on its 51st edition last month. We take a look at some stand-out eyewear launched at the show, which attracted a record 35,000 visitors and 1,000 exhibitors from across the globe...

SMART SPECS RAISE THEIR GAME

Swedish smart tech firm Skugga returned with a big gaming screen so visitors could get interactive with its smart glasses. Skugga’s patented miniature smart technology is integrated in, and will fit, a wide variety of eyewear brands. The frames are connected with Skugga’s software to harness a variety of smart features such as monitoring body movements, activity and external surroundings. Skugga is currently developing new versions of the smart module, enabling it to be embedded in even more frame styles.

CAPSULE WITH A CAPITAL ‘C’

A new capsule Roberto Cavalli eyewear collection was previewed by De Rigo and includes model SRC011S – a mask sunglasses style with a metal structure shaped in the brand’s iconic ‘C’ logo. The logo is enriched with 640 hand-set crystals. The slender sides feature the Roberto Cavalli logo lettering, while the end tips are embossed with an ‘RC’ monogram. The style is available with a single rose gold mirrored lens and in a dark grey option, with matching packaging which can also be used as a pochette.

SLOW STYLES INSPIRED BY NATURE

‘Slow eyewear’ is how Swiss eyewear architects at Götti describe their new Bionic collection. Inspired by nature, the customisable frames are 3D printed from a single material based on the seeds of the sustainable castor bean plant. The bio-based polyamide offers great flexibility, while a new hinge inspired by human ball-and-socket joints has been developed – hence the name Bionic. The eyewear is pared down to the front piece and sides, with no additional screws or other aids used for the hinge. Also Swissmade and developed by Götti is the simple kraft paper packaging and innovative glasses case. There are four styles available in ash, sand, teal and blush.

LIGHT, MINIMAL AND LUMINOUS

Influenced by the world of interiors, design and fashion, Italian brand Tree Spectacles studied some unique and subtle colour pairings to bring its new acetate Translucency collection to life –with tones like matte sage green, light matte pink and light matte nude. The light effects and luminosity of the transparent crystal colours on the fronts are combined with a minimal, contemporary matte colour palette on the sides. The collection includes three new shapes –Tosca, Vania and Virna – each featuring Tree Spectacles’ renowned bevelled style.

LIMITED EDITION AVIATOR

FIRST FOR SUSTAINABLE BRAND

Austrian eyewear brand Neubau

Eyewear was awarded Mido’s first Certified Sustainable Eyewear Award in the category Sunglasses Europe for its commitment to sustainability. The brand won with its model Romy, which is made from its 100 per cent plant-based material Natural3D using 3D-printing technology in a no-waste method. The judging criteria included recycling of materials, minimisation of consumption in production and distribution processes, optimal use of the supply chain, elimination of waste, recyclability, and use of renewable energy.

UP IN THE CLOUDS

Young Italian label Spectaful launched four new models in its Cloud collection, which as the name suggests is supremely light. The material used in the frames combines aluminium and a techno-polymer, used for the first time in eyewear production. The company has two other collections –Ego and Yugaav. Each ultralight Yugaav frame weighs just 7.5g, while the Ego collection iinfuses beautiful colours and interesting shapes, produced in recycled aluminium to highlight a design-oriented sustainable frame.

A striking new aviator sunglass design was previewed by the Milan eyewear label, Movitra, at the show. The Angelo frame is one of three styles in the company’s Limited Edition range. Created in acetate, stainless steel and titanium, Angelo comes in black and havana, combined with a green or electric blue flash lens. The Limited Edition models in the new series are fitted with Zeiss sun lenses for 100 per cent UV protection. Each model has a serial number engraved on the inside of the temple, and comes with a hard case, a limited edition serial number certificate, a pair of screwdrivers with custom 100 per cent genuine leather soft case, and a Zeiss warranty certificate.

facility in Italy using two exclusive materials. The fronts are made from NIL (Natural Injection Light) polymer while the sides are crafted from Xinox steel. In addition to traditional havana or blue, timeless black on the front embraces the concept of chromatic asymmetry in four special edition options – the right side in matching colour with the front and the left side in canary yellow, deep blue, bright green or bright orange.

Limited Edition Aviator Angelo by Movitra

NEW MINIMAL AESTHETIC

Channelling a ‘new minimal aesthetic’, four new frames in the Bold collection by Look Made in Italia have been sized to attract attention without sacrificing their light weight. The frames are designed and manufactured in the company’s production

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Smart eyewear by Skugga Robert Cavalli SRC011S by De Rigo We have the technology: Bionic by Götti Tree Spectacles Vania in crystal aqua/light matte sage Neubau Romy in black coal/matte gold Light and airy Spectaful frames
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ALCON UK

tel: 0371 376 0017 | fax: 0871 351 1005 | web: www.uk.alcon.com

ASSOCIATED OPTICAL

tel: 01628 600410 | fax: 01628 666495 | email: sales@assopt.co.uk web: www.associatedoptical.com

ATLANTIC OPTICAL UK LTD

tel: 02920 362 136 fax: 02920 362 137 email: info@atlanticoptical.co.uk web: www.atlanticoptical.co.uk

BAUSCH + LOMB

tel: 020 8781 2900 | web: www.bausch.co.uk

BIB OPHTHALMIC INSTRUMENTS

tel: 01438 740823 email: sales@bibonline.co.uk web: www.bibonline.co.uk

BONDEYE OPTICAL

tel: 0121 7723888 | fax: 0808 2801865 email: sales@bondeyeoptical.co.uk | web: www.bondeyeoptical.co.uk

CARDNET

tel: 0345 604 2491 Option 2

CENTROSTYLE OPTICAL CENTRE SUPPLIES LTD

tel: 01923 239267 | fax: 01923 253951 | email: sales@centrostyle.com | web: www.centrostyleproducts.com

CFH DOCMAIL

tel: 07834 173 288 | email: chris.burridge@cfh.com web: www.cfhdocmail.com

CHARMANT UK CO LTD

tel: 020 8992 9222 | fax: 020 8896 0287 | email: sales@charmant.co.uk | web: www.charmant.co.uk

CITATION

tel: 0161 464 6731 I email: enquiries@citation.co.uk web: www.citation.co.uk

CONTINENTAL EYEWEAR

tel: 0151 426 3907 | fax: 0151 426 9340 | email: sales@continental-eyewear.co.uk | web: www.continental-eyewear.com

COOPERVISION

tel: 0870 9000 055 | email: enquiries@coopervision.co.uk | web: www.coopervision.co.uk

DE RIGO UK LTD

tel: 01923 249491 | email: info.uk@derigo.com web: www.derigo.com/en

DUNELM OPTICAL

tel: 01388 420420 | fax: 01388 810101 | email: dunelm@dunelmoptical.co.uk | web: www.dunelmoptical.com

ESSILOR

tel: 01454 281281 fax: 01454 28128 | email: orders@essilor.co.uk | web: www.essilor.co.uk

EYESPACE

tel: 01527 870550 fax: 01527 837012 | email: info@eyespace-eyewear.co.uk | web: www.eyespace-eyewear.co.uk

GO EYEWEAR UK LTD

tel: 0800 9178270 web: www.goeyeweargroup.com

HILCO EUROPE

tel: 0800 591150 | email: info@hilco.co.uk web: www.hilcovision.co.uk

HOYA LENS UK

tel: 0845 330 0984 | fax: 0845 330 0977 | email: enquiries@hoya.co.uk | email: orders@hoya.co.uk web: www.hoyavision.com/uk

INTERNATIONAL EYEWEAR LTD

tel: 0121 585 6565 | fax:0121 585 0954 | email: sales@internationaleyewear.co.uk web: www.internationaleyewear.co.uk

LAB3SIXTY

tel: 0113 5211071 | email: Info@Lab3Sixty.co.uk web: www.lab3sixty.co.uk

LENSTEC EYEWEAR

tel: 02920 857122 | fax: 02920 920480 email: eyewear@lenstec.co.uk | web: www.lensteceyewear.co.uk

LENSTEC OPTICAL

tel: 02920 883009 | fax: 02920 889798 | email: LenstecCC@lenstec.co.uk web: www.lenstecopticalgroup.co.uk

LOUIS STONE OPTICAL LTD

tel: 029 2073 5293 fax: 029 2073 1446 | email: info@louisstone.co.uk web: www.louisstone.co.uk

Preferred Suppliers are suppliers who, by prior arrangement, offer members of the PK National Eyecare Group preferential terms. For full details and terms offered to the membership, please call 01580 713698.

LUXOTTICA (UK) LTD

tel: 0808 1658 8555 | web: www.luxottica.com/en

MARCHON

tel: 0800 72 2020 | web: www.marchon.com | email: csuk@marchon.com

MARK’ENNOVY

tel: 0800 3280610 fax: 0800 3280649 | email: mkservices@markennovy.com | web: www.markennovy.com

MENICON UK LTD (FORMERLY DAVID THOMAS)

tel: 01604 646216 | fax: 01604 790366 | email: enquiries@menicon.co.uk | web: www.menicon.co.uk

MID-OPTIC

tel: 01332 295001 | fax: 01332 295158 email: orders@midoptic.com | web: www.midoptic.com

MPG GmbH

tel: 07583 076 132 | email: andrew.davies@mpg-eyewear.com | web: www.mpg-eyewear.com

NORVILLE

tel: 01452 510321 email: sales@norville.co.uk | web: www.norville.co.uk

No7 CONTACT LENSES

tel: 01424 850620 | fax: 01424 850650 | email: info@no7contactlenses.com | web: www.no7contactlenses.com

OPTINET LTD

tel: 0845 313 0233 | email: sales@optinetuk.com | web: www.optinetuk.com

PERFORMANCE FINANCE

tel: 01536 529696 fax: 01536 310033 | email: info@performancefinance.co.uk web: www.performancefinance.co.uk

POSITIVE IMPACT

tel: 08446 696907 email: sales@positiveimpact.co.uk | web: www.positiveimpact.co.uk

PRACTICE BUILDING

tel: 0800 840 3988 | email: andy@practicebuilding.co.uk | web: www.practicebuilding.co.uk

RETAIL EXPERIENCE DESIGN (RED)

tel: 024 7710 3494 | email: design@retailexperiencedesign.co.uk | web: www.retailexperiencedesign.co.uk

RODENSTOCK

tel: 01474 325555 | email: sales@rodenstock.co.uk | web: www.rodenstock.co.uk

SAFILO UK LTD

tel: 0800 7234 5600 | email: customer.serviceuk@safilo.com web: www.youandsafilo.com

SEIKO OPTICAL UK

tel: 01452 610033 | fax: 01452 638250 | email: orders@seiko-optical.co.uk | email: info@seiko-optical.co.uk web: www.seikovision.com/uk

SILHOUETTE UK LTD

tel: 020 8987 8899 fax: 020 8987 2430 email: office@silhouette-uk.co.uk web: www.silhouette.com

SPEC-CARE LTD

tel: 01392 460806 | email: info@speccareservices.co.uk | web: www.speccareservices.co.uk

STEPPER UK

tel: 01732 375975 email: sales@stepper.co.uk | web: www.steppereyewear.com

TANT LABORATORIES

tel: 01279 653785 | fax: 01279 658308 email: TantCC@tantlabs.com | web: www.lenstecopticalgroup.co.uk

THEA PHARMACEUTICALS

tel: 0345 521 1290 fax: 01782 717 944 email: theasupport@spectrum-thea.co.uk web: www.thea-pharmaceuticals.co.uk

ULTRAVISION

tel: 01525 381112 | fax: 01525 370091 | email: info@ultravision.co.uk | web: www.ultravision.co.uk

Windcave Ltd

tel: 0800 088 6040 | email: sales@windcave.com web: www.windcave.com

20 20 Optical Services Ltd

tel: 01460 929 690 | email: info@2020opticalservices.co.uk web: www.2020opticalservices.co.uk

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