What are MiSight Contact Lenses?
Myopia or nearsightedness is a refractive error that makes it difficult to see things that are far away clearly. Typically, distant objects look out of focus and blurry. Keep reading to learn more about nearsightedness and if treating your child with MiSight contact lenses could help!
How Do You Know if Your Child is Nearsighted?
Being nearsighted is an incredibly common refractive error that children may develop. Signs of nearsightedness in children include:
- Your child finds it hard to read the board at school
- You notice your child frowning or squinting to see things
- They sit too close to the TV
- They hold objects very close to their face
- Your child becomes uninterested in sports and other activities that require the ability to see well far away
Nearsightedness occurs when the eye changes shape from round to oval. As a result, light entering the eyes focuses in front of the retina instead of directly on it.
Being nearsighted can potentially increase the risk of developing vision-threatening conditions like glaucoma and retinal detachment later in life. This makes it necessary to begin treatment early when it’s still possible to limit its progression.
Your child’s eye doctor may recommend MiSight to help correct nearsightedness and control the condition.
MiSight Contact Lenses
MiSight contact lenses are revolutionary, FDA-approved contact lenses specially designed to control and address nearsightedness. The soft lenses treat and slow myopia progression when started early between 8-12 years old.
Eye care providers often recommend continued use of MiSight until your child’s prescription stabilizes. Many children learn to apply MiSight quickly, with 57 percent able to do so easily by the first week, improving to 85 percent after a month.
MiSight contacts are comfortable to wear, and your child removes them at the end of each day. The lenses are also safe to use.
One of the main reasons for contact lens complications is overwear. Overwear shouldn’t be a problem with MiSight, thanks to its single-wear design that minimizes the risk of infection and improves safety and compliance.
Also, there’s no hassle of disinfecting and storing these daily disposable lenses.
How Does MiSight Work?
MiSight contact lenses use ActivControl Technology with alternating treatment and vision correction zones. The zones prevent myopia from worsening and, at the same time, improve distance vision.
These lenses have been quite successful in treating myopia. Research shows that MiSight slowed the progression of the condition in children by 59 percent. Additionally, children who used MiSight had fewer prescription changes during their annual eye examinations than children who didn’t use the contact lenses.
Benefits of MiSight
In addition to providing vision clarity and protection, other benefits of MiSight contact lenses include:
While some children don’t mind wearing glasses, others are worried about getting teased because of their looks. MiSight contact lenses allow kids to see the world around them crystal clear and help them feel confident in their appearance.
Kids Can Be Active Without Limitations
If your child is active in sports, Misight offers many advantages over eyeglasses. Unlike glasses, contacts don’t break, get knocked off, or fog up.
Plus, they offer better peripheral vision, which is essential in most sporting activities. All these enable your child to see and play well.
Is Your Child Nearsighted?
Thanks to MiSight contact lenses, you can now effectively slow down the effects of nearsightedness. Your child will no longer need new, stronger glasses every time their eyes change.
Do you have a nearsighted child? Find out if MiSight contact lenses may be right for them by scheduling an appointment at Short Hills Ophthalmology in Clifton and Short Hills, NJ, now!