MiSight – Contact lenses for short-sighted children
Is your child short-sighted? At first glance, normal glasses or contact lenses are the go-to vision correction options for them. But now there’s an innovative new solution: MiSight® 1-Day contact lenses. These revolutionary lenses are clinically proven to slow down the progression of myopia – commonly known as short-sightedness for children aged 8-12, while correcting their vision as regular contact lenses would too!
Let’s take a deep dive into all things MiSight® – its benefits, features and more – so you, as parents can get to know more about this incredible contact lens technology that could help protect your children’s eyesight!
What is short-sightedness?
Short-sightedness, or myopia, is a common condition in children that causes distant objects to appear blurry. It’s essential to manage myopia because if it progresses, i.e. their prescription becomes stronger, it can potentially increase their risk of developing serious sight-threatening conditions later in life, such as myopic macular degeneration, cataracts, and retinal detachments. Taking steps to slow down myopia could prevent your child from developing high myopia; reducing this risk so they can maintain and enjoy healthy vision for years to come.
How do MiSight® contact lenses work?
MiSight® 1-Day short-sighted contact lenses are specially designed for children. Utilising ActivControl® technology, the lenses have dual-purpose, providing vision correction zones for children to enjoy clear vision and treatment zones in front of the retina at the back of the eye to help slow down myopia progression too. Studies have shown that MiSight® lenses effectively reduce myopia progression by up to 50% over a six-year period. Overall, MiSight® 1-Day soft contact lenses offer a convenient and effective solution for parents looking to manage their children’s myopia.
Simple, safe, and easy to use
MiSight® 1 day contact lenses have quickly gained popularity among children. They offer easy-to-use features, with 90% of children preferring them over wearing glasses. Even children as young as 8 years old can confidently insert and remove these lenses without any assistance once they have initially learned how to do so from our contact lens specialists. Designed to be hassle-free, these lenses are an excellent choice for children who lead active lifestyles, don’t enjoy wearing glasses, and ready to take on the responsibility of wearing contact lenses safely. It’s important to note that MiSight® lenses should be worn daily to maximise their treatment benefits while the eyes are still growing.
Reach out about these special short-sighted contact lenses
If you’re a concerned parent worried about your child developing myopia, then you’re not alone. However, the good news is that our opticians in Potters Bar, Temple Fortune, and Finchley can offer valuable advice on myopia management to help slow down its progression and give your child a brighter future. Don’t hesitate to contact your local Optikal practice for more information and a personalised approach to managing myopia for your little one.