Why is it important to manage my child’s myopia progression?
Myopia is progressive and irreversible. As their eyes grow and their myopia increases, the dependency on glasses increases. This can reduce the ability of children to participate actively in sports and other activities. Increasing myopia can lead to eye health problems in the future. 4
MiSight® 1 day is a 1 day disposable lens suitable for myopic children, MiSight® 1 day correct short-sightedness so children enjoy clear spectacle-free vision. It has a special optical design which may help slow down the speed at which myopia progresses.
MiSight® 1 day is a soft contact lens that has been shown to reduce myopia progression in children by 59% on average, over a three year period, compared to a single-vision contact lens.1 MiSight® utilizes ActivControl® technology, a special optical design, allowing children to see clearly while slowing their myopia progression and eyeball growth. Eyeball growth, the driver for myopia progression, was reduced by 52% over three years in children wearing MiSight® 1 day contact lenses, compared to single-vision contact lens. 2*
*Regular eye examinations for young children are important to identify and treat myopia early. this may help to reduce the final prescription and the potential risk for future eye health issues
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- Wolffsohn JS, Calossi A, Cho P, et al. Global Trends in Myopia Management Attitudes and Strategies in Clinical Practice. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2016;39:106-16.
- Glifford P, Glifford KL. The Future of Myopia Control Contact Lens Optom Vis Sci.; 93:336-43.
- Rose KA, Morgan IG, Ip J, et al. Outdoor Activity Reduces the Prevalance of Myopia in Children. Opthalmology 2008; 115:1279-1285.
- IMPACT OF INCREASING PREVALANCE OF MYOPIA AND HIGH MYOPIA The impact of myopia and high myopia a Report of the Joint World Health Organisation – Brien Holden Vision Institute Global Scientific Meeting on Myopia THE IMACT OF MYOPIA AND HIGH MYOPIA University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 16-16 March 2015
What You Should Know About MiSight® - Contact Lens for Children?
It is a 1 day soft contact lens that has been shown to reduce myopia progression in children by 59% on average, over a three year period, compared to a single-vision contact lens.1 MiSight® utilizes ActivControl® technology, a special optical design, allowing children to see clearly while slowing their myopia progression and eyeball growth.
Eye ball growth, the driver for myopia progression, was reduced by 52% over three years in children wearing MiSight® 1 day contact lenses, compared to single-vision contact lens.
MiSight® 1 day is a soft and simple-to-wear 1 day disposable contact lens, whereby your child disposes the contact lens at the end of the day. As such, the risk of infection associated with contact lenses is lowered compared to other lens types. No cleaning or disinfection of product is required. MiSight® 1 day achieve clear vision, right from the first day, upon the first insertion. It can also be an option for a low level of Myopia (-1.00 or less).
Children as young as 8-year-old was fitted with MiSight® during our 3 years studies1, as such, children can also be a suitable candidate with some help from parents. According to our parent feedback study, parents would usually wonder if contact lenses are suitable for their child. The result of the same study showed that after 1 month of usage, over 80% of the parents are comfortable with their child wearing contact lenses.
Ideally, your child should be on the MiSight® journey for minimally 12 months. On average, eye growth slows down at the age of 18. However, everyone is different. Once diagnosed, your child’s myopia should be monitored by an optometrist to ensure that it does not progress before concluding the journey of myopia management.
Every child’s eye is different and they should go through a consultation and assessment before getting fitted with MiSight® 1 day. It is recommended to book a consultation with our team of optometrists to find out if your child is a suitable candidate for this treatment. The assessment will take approximately 30mins and varies to individual.