MiSight 1 day contact lenses
MiSight 1 day contact lenses is the first FDA approved myopia management to help slow down the progression of myopia. MiSight is a daily disposable soft contact lens. Candidates for this contact lens are children between the ages of +/- 8-12 years old and have a refraction of -0.75 to -4.00 diopters (spherical equivalent) with less than -0.75 diopters of astigmatism. Patients can stay enrolled in the program until their late teens/early twenties.
Myopia is becoming a growing concern. Myopia is more commonly referred to as nearsightedness, or the inability to see objects clearly at a distance.
Myopia is on the rise in its frequency and severity. The reason for its escalation has been linked to two factors: genetics and lifestyle. Children with one or two myopic parents are more likely to be myopic. Children who spend more time on activities like reading or using handheld devices instead of spending time outdoors are more likely to become myopic. Severe near-sightedness has been linked to sight-threatening conditions later in life such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, and myopia maculopathy.
The MiSight 1 day uses ActivControl Technology to slow the elongation of the eyes. ActivControl Technology simultaneously corrects a child’s vision while training the eye to resist growth in length.
In clinical trials, MiSight 1 day contact lenses were shown to slow the progression in children (8-12 years of age at the initiation of treatment) in 2 ways: 59% average reduction in prescription change and 52% reduction in eye lengthening.
If you would like more information on the MiSight 1 day contact lenses or think your child might be the perfect candidate, please contact our office.