What is myopia?
Many children have a condition called myopia, whose primary symptom is nearsightedness. The eyes of a child with myopia become longer over time, which causes distant objects to appear blurry. If it is not addressed, myopia often worsens as your child gets older and can make it harder for them to engage in the activities they love. The majority of myopia progression typically occurs between the ages of 6-17, as this is a key growth time for children and their eyes. When a child develops myopia at an early age their progression rate tends to be faster and there are more years of myopia to progress to higher levels. A comprehensive eye examination is recommended annually to check for myopia and other eye conditions that may not have signs or symptoms.
CooperVision’s MiSight 1 day is the first and only contact lens FDA-approved to slow the progression of myopia in children. MiSight 1 day contact lenses work by using ActivControl Technology, which features a special design with alternating vision correction and treatment zones to provide clear distance vision while simultaneously preventing myopia from getting worse. Misight 1 day use has demonstrated decreased myopia progression by an average of 59% and slowed the rate at which the eye lengthens by an average of 52%. Children can apply the soft, daily wear contact lenses to their eyes in the morning, wear them for at least 10 hours during the day, then dispose of them in the evening. It is recommended that children continue to wear the lenses until their eyes stop growing and prescription stabilizes.