MyopiaX® is an application for smartphones that provides a treatment to slow the progression of myopia in children and adolescents. Used together with a virtual reality headset and a Bluetooth controller, MyopiaX® is an innovative, non-invasive method to control myopia that is portable, fun, and easy for children to use.
Use the MyopiaX® app to start a session, keep track of usage and performance to optimize treatment, customize daily availability, and much more. Each session with MyopiaX® delivers a light stimulus on top of the virtual reality game. The goal is to increase dopamine levels in the retina to slow the progression of myopia. Learn more about how MyopiaX® works on our Science page.
MyopiaX® has been designed specifically for children, providing a fun and exciting treatment while adhering to medical device regulations. Treatment requires only two short sessions per day, making it easy to integrate MyopiaX® into existing daily routines. Performance and adherence logging in the app help ensure that all sessions are being completed. A usability study with children and their families confirmed that MyopiaX® is intuitive, fun, and easy for children to use under minimal supervision.
MyopiaX® has been developed to deliver a medical effect while children play games or use educational content. Each step in the development of MyopiaX® has involved children and their families. We used the feedback from usability studies to ensure that MyopiaX® is appropriately tailored to children. Our extensive usability engineering studies exceed the standard requirements to evaluate the usability of a medical device as it relates to safety and have been central to the continuous improvement of technical components of the app, as well as the overall user experience of MyopiaX®.
MyopiaX® has been designed and developed in accordance with medical device standards of safety related to everyday use. MyopiaX® is accompanied by comprehensive technical documentation that takes into consideration all relevant norms, including those for software lifecycle management (EN 62304) and risk management (ISO 14971). Our goal is to be certified as a class IIa medical device under the EU medical device regulation (MDR). The results of our ongoing clinical trial evaluating MyopiaX® will be pivotal to obtaining certification as a medical device under the MDR.
MyopiaX® is designed to be used twice a day. Just open the app and select start playing to launch a session. Each session lasts for several minutes and delivers our light stimulus in combination with our virtual reality game. The virtual reality game is an exciting test of reaction speed, memory, and object recognition. A variety of levels means that MyopiaX® is always fun to use. We are currently developing more new features and games that will be added soon.