Contact Lenses Are Shaping The Future of Kid's Vision

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Myopia, or nearsightedness, has been the center of serious focus among the eye and vision care industry in recent years.

Studies have been addressing the questions as to why we are becoming more nearsighted as a species and, more importantly, how can we slow it down.

Stopping Myopia in Children

Throughout these studies, many new products have come to market in efforts to provide, not just a correction, but a treatment for myopia.

One such product, MiSight 1 day contact lenses by CooperVision has taken the lead as a remarkable tool for controlling myopia, or nearsightedness, in young patients. These lenses are not just about correcting vision; they are about shaping the future of children's eye health.

Understanding Myopia in Children

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a condition where distant objects appear blurry while close objects can be seen clearly. This issue is increasingly more common among children and tends to worsen over time, particularly during the school years when eyes are still developing.

High levels of myopia can lead to serious eye health complications later in life, such as retinal detachment, pathological myopia and serious vision issues. 

The Role of MiSight Contact Lenses

MiSight contact lenses are designed specifically for children aged 8-12 years to slow the progression of myopia. Unlike traditional contact lenses lenses, MiSight lenses incorporate ActivControl® Technology. This technology utilizes concentric rings to create treatment zones that manage myopia progression while simultaneously correcting vision.

Proven Benefits of MiSight Lenses

Clinical studies have shown that MiSight lenses can significantly slow down the progression of myopia. A three-year clinical trial revealed that children wearing MiSight lenses experienced 59% less myopia progression and 52% less axial elongation of the eye compared to those wearing single-vision lenses. These results highlight the potential of MiSight lenses to reduce the long-term risks associated with high myopia.

The Importance of Early Intervention

Starting myopia control early can have a significant impact on a child’s visual development. By slowing the progression of myopia, MiSight lenses help to maintain better vision over time and reduce the likelihood of severe eye health issues in the future.

Regular follow-ups with an optometrist are essential to monitor eye health and adjust prescriptions as needed.

The Future of Children's Vision

The introduction of MiSight contact lenses marks a significant step forward in pediatric eye and vision care.

While these lenses will not stop or reverse the progression of nearsightedness in kids, they do offer a proactive approach to managing myopia.

Currently, MiSight contact lenses are only available at authorized eye care practices like THE OPTICAL. CO that have met the certification requirements. As more eye care professionals embrace these innovative lenses, we can expect to see a new standard in myopia management that prioritizes both vision correction and eye health preservation.

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