Did you know w can slow down the progression of Myopia or nearsightedness in children using a one day disposable contact lens?
An exciting advancement in myopia management are the Coopervision Misight 1-day contact lenses. These are the first and only Health Canada approved soft contact lenses that have been clinically proven to slow down the progression of myopia when initially prescribed for children aged 8-12 years old.
Over a 3-year study, the Misight lenses reduced myopia progression by 59% in comparison to single vision 1-day contact lenses. While axial length (the length of the eyeball) saw an average reduction of 52%. Misight lenses look and feel like a regular soft contact lens, however, they use ActivControl Technology which features alternating zones of treatment and correction in the contact lens allowing for clear and comfortable vision while controlling for myopia progression.
Parents often ask our Optometrists if their child is too young for contact lenses and the truth is that there is no age limit for contact lenses. If a child is motivated to wear contacts, displays some maturity and has parental support, they tend to do well even if they are young.
For active children or those who play sports, Misight contact lenses can help give more freedom of movement compared to glasses. Because Misight is a 1-day disposable lens, they’re a great choice for children and teens. Kids don’t have to worry about cleaning or disinfecting the lenses and most children found them easy to use. As a matter of fact, in a study of children ages 8-15 years less than 10% needed help from their parents to insert and remove their Misight lenses and 90% of the children using the lenses said they preferred them to their glasses.
Misight contact lenses are a safe and effective method of myopia control. To learn more about these revolutionary contact lenses and if they may be the right option for your child, make an appointment for myopia consultation with one of our Optometrists today.