When it comes to vision correction, contact lenses are a popular choice for many individuals. However, finding the perfect lens can be quite challenging as there are countless options available.
One type of specialty contact lens is the MiSight contact lens. MiSight contact lenses are a type of contact lens designed specifically for children with myopia (nearsightedness). These lenses are worn during the day and are known to help slow down the progression of myopia in children. With MiSight contact lenses, your child can have clear vision while also working towards reducing their prescription over time.
The Benefits of MiSight Contact Lenses
MiSight lenses are easy and safe to use. They require no maintenance or cleaning, and they can be replaced whenever lost. These contact lenses are designed for comfortable wear throughout the day, ensuring that children can go about their daily activities without discomfort.
Slow the Progression of Myopia
MiSight contact lenses are more than just contact lenses—they’re also FDA-approved for slowing the progression of myopia. MiSight contact lenses have a unique dual-focus design that helps children retain distance vision while also correcting the eye’s trajectory. The lens works by slowing down the progression of myopia in children who use it.
Reduced Eye Care Over Time
MiSight contact lenses can benefit not only myopic children but also their parents. Children with myopia require frequent eye exams to monitor their condition and update their glasses or contact lens prescriptions. MiSight contact lenses can reduce the frequency of these visits and potentially reduce the risk of developing more severe eye conditions, such as retinal detachment or glaucoma.
What Is Myopia?
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common vision condition in which objects that are nearby appear clear, but distant objects appear blurry. It’s like being able to read a map up close but having trouble seeing things far away.
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, myopia occurs when the shape of the eye causes light rays to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it. This can be due to various factors, including genetics and environmental factors.
Myopia in Kids
According to research, the prevalence of myopia increases with age, from around 14.7% in 5 to 7-year-olds to a staggering 59% in 17 to 19-year-olds.
Nearsightedness can run in families, so if you or your partner have myopia, it’s essential to keep an eye on your child’s vision as they grow. Regular eye checkups can help detect any changes in their eyesight.
How MiSight Contact Lenses Work
MiSight contact lenses function similarly to traditional soft contact lenses. However, they are designed with a specific target to reshape the cornea’s outer layer, which can help reduce the progression of myopia.
They are typically worn daily for 10-13 hours, depending on the child’s needs, and are replaced daily. It is essential to note that MiSight contact lenses do not cure myopia but can help slow down its progression.
If your child has never worn contact lenses before, don’t worry. MiSight contact lenses are simple to insert and remove.
Do MiSight Contacts Really Work?
Clinical studies have shown that MiSight contact lenses slow the progression of myopia by up to 59%. This success rate has made them a popular choice among parents and eye care professionals.
Who Can Benefit from MiSight Contact Lenses?
MiSight contact lenses are specifically designed for children who have myopia. They are currently approved for children between the ages of 8-12 and have a prescription strength of up to -6.00D.
They are most effective when used before or during early adolescence when myopia is still developing. It is important to consult your eye doctor to determine if your child is eligible for MiSight contact lenses and to ensure they are a suitable fit for their eyes.
Does MiSight Save Money?
MiSight contact lenses offer a cost-effective solution for parents looking to prevent the progression of myopia in their children. They can be a less expensive alternative to many surgical procedures that can correct myopia.
Here to Help Your Child’s Vision
MiSight contact lenses can be a great way to help control your child’s myopia. If your child has myopia, consult your eye doctor at Foothill Optometric Group to learn more about MiSight contact lenses. Book an appointment with our team today.