Myopia Control with MiSight 1 Day

Dr. Ashli Culver

We are excited to announce that we now carry MiSight 1 Day contact lenses for Myopia Control. Myopia, or nearsightedness, is becoming increasingly prevalent, affecting people of all ages. MiSight 1 day contact lenses can significantly slow down the progression of myopia in children.

Understanding Myopia and Its Prevalence:

Myopia is a condition where distant objects appear blurred, while close-up objects can be seen clearly. The prevalence of myopia has been rising at an alarming rate recently, especially among younger populations. Myopia not only affects visual acuity but can also lead to serious eye health issues later in life, such as cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal detachment.

What is Myopia Control?

Myopia control refers to the implementation of various strategies to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children. The earlier we intervene, the better the chances of controlling myopia and reducing the risks associated with high myopia. Myopia control strategies can include specialized eyeglasses, orthokeratology (Ortho-K), and now, MiSight 1 Day contact lenses.

Introducing MiSight 1 Day:

MiSight 1 Day is a groundbreaking soft contact lens designed specifically for myopia control in children. These lenses are to be worn during the day, providing the much-needed correction for clear vision while simultaneously employing a unique dual-focus technology.

How MiSight 1 Day Works:

MiSight 1 Day lenses feature concentric rings of different powers within the lens. The central part of the lens corrects the child's vision, allowing them to see objects clearly. The peripheral part of the lens has a slightly different power, which helps to distribute the light in a way that reduces the strain on the peripheral retina. This reduction in retinal strain has been clinically proven to slow down the elongation of the eye, a significant factor in the progression of myopia.

The Benefits of MiSight 1 Day:

  1. Slowing Myopia Progression: Clinical studies have shown that MiSight 1 Day lenses can slow down the progression of myopia by an impressive rate compared to standard single-vision contact lenses.
  2. Convenience and Comfort: As daily disposable lenses, MiSight 1 Day offers unmatched convenience. There's no need for cleaning and storage, making them hassle-free for both parents and children. Additionally, they provide excellent comfort throughout the day.
  3. Enhanced Safety: MiSight 1 Day lenses are worn during the daytime only and are replaced daily. This reduces the risk of eye infections and ensures optimal eye health.
  4. Freedom for Active Lifestyles: Children can participate in sports and other outdoor activities without the hindrance of glasses or the risks associated with glasses getting damaged.
  5. Improved Self-esteem: For children who may be self-conscious about wearing glasses, MiSight 1 Day provides an aesthetically appealing and discreet option to correct their vision.

Is MiSight 1 Day Right for Your Child?

If your child is diagnosed with myopia, MiSight 1 Day may be able to signifigantly slow myopia progression and increase your child's longterm eye health. However, every child's eye is unique, and it's crucial to schedule an eye examination with a qualified optometrist. We will assess your child's eye health and visual needs to determine the most suitable myopia control strategy.

If you have any questions or would like to explore MiSight 1 Day for your child, feel free to schedule an appointment at our clinic.

Let's make myopia a thing of the past and embrace a clearer, brighter future for our children!