How Does the MiSight® Lens Work?
The MiSight Lens has been developed by Coopervision, Inc. The lens features an award winning dual-focus, ActivControl Technology. This technology allows for full vision correction while simultaneously providing myopic defocusing treatment zones. These defocusing zones actually reduce the progression of myopia by slowing the elongation of the eye.
How do I know if my child qualifies for myopia management with MiSight® Lenses?
First, your child should be nearsighted (myopia < -4.00 diopters). Second, your child should be at least age 8 years old. Finally, you should schedule your child for an evaluation exam with Dr. Hairston via our contact form or by calling our office.
Does the MiSight® Lens work for hyperopia/farsightedness?
No, the MiSight Lens is only for myopia reduction.
If only one parent is nearsighted. What is the likelihood our child will also be nearsighted?
There is a 1 in 3 chance your child will develop myopia (nearsightedness). If both parents are nearsighted. Then the risk is greater at, 1 in 2 chance your child will develop myopia. Lastly, if neither parent is nearsighted. There is still a 1 in 4 chance your child will develop myopia.
Are MiSight® Contact Lenses safe?
Yes, in fact studies confirm, contact lens wear is actually safer for children than adults. One of the most common concerns is the risk of infection. MiSight 1-Day lenses are safer than regular contact lenses because they are designed and prescribed for single day use.
What causes myopia?
Myopia is cause by elongation of the eyeball, which results in light being focus in front of the retina. As children grow, their eyes grow too, leading to myopia. Due to genetic factors and environmental influence (ie., computers, extended nearwork and less time spent outside), more children are becoming myopic.
How well do children do with contact lenses?
A multi-center study found:
90% of children in the study preferred wearing MiSight 1-Day lenses over wearing eyeglasses. 90% of children apply and remove the MiSight 1-Day lenses on their own. Also, 90% of parents reported their children were happy with their experience wearing contact lenses.
How effective is the MiSight® 1-Day lens?
*CooperVision undertook a rigorous, multi-year, multi-country study to track how the MiSight 1-Day lens affected myopia progression in children aged 8 - 12 at the initiation of treatment. After 5 years, the study concluded the lens effectively slowed myopia progression by an average of 59% and slowed the rate at which the eye lenghtens by an average of 52% compared to children in the control group (wear only regular contact lenses).
Do eyeglasses and regular contact lenses prevent the worsening of my child's vision? No, eyeglasses or regular contact lenses do not reduce or treat the progression of myopia. MiSight lenses will correct for clear vision and also reduce the worsening of your child's vision. Therefore, early intervention is important. Even if your child is older than 12, we still recommend a consultation to discuss treatment options.
*References: 1. Chamberlain P, et al. A 3-year randomized clinical trial of MiSight lenses for myopia control. Optom Vis Sci. 2019:96(8):556-567