Nearsightedness, also called myopia, is very common. With myopia, the eyeball is too long or the cornea too curved. This prevents light from focusing right on the retina. So, distant things look blurry. Myopia worsens over time and can cause vision problems. But MiSight contact lenses are revolutionary. They can slow down the progression of myopia.
MiSight lenses are special contact lenses for children ages 8–12. They are the first and only contacts proven clinically to slow the growth of the eyeball. This stops myopia from getting worse too fast in kids. These lenses have a unique design to control myopia.
Myopia happens when the eyeball gets too long. This elongated shape prevents light rays from hitting the retina correctly. MiSight lenses create myopic defocus in the lens periphery. The center of the lens corrects nearsightedness for clear vision. The periphery of the lens slows the progression of myopia. This outer zone makes light focus in front of the retina.
Clinical studies showed that MiSight lenses slowed myopia progression by an average of 59% over three years. The lenses prevent the eyeball from lengthening too rapidly. This controls myopia development better than standard contact lenses.
These contact lenses offer many advantages:
Slow myopia progression, unlike regular contacts
Comfortable to wear all day long
Made from soft, breathable materials
No need to clean—just throw away and replace
Provide clear vision at all distances
Extensively tested and safe for kids
Convenient and easy to use
MiSight lenses are ideal for kids ages 8–12 with existing myopia or at high risk of developing myopia. They are most effective for young, school-aged children. Children who can benefit from MiSight contact lenses include:
Those already diagnosed with myopia or nearsightedness
Children with early signs of myopia development, such as difficulty seeing distant chalkboards
Kids with a family history of myopia, meaning their parents or siblings also have myopia
Those who spend a lot of time on near-work activities like reading or screens
The younger the child is when wearing these lenses, the more effectively they can control excessive eye growth. MiSight lenses are an excellent preventive option for children predisposed to myopia. When worn properly, they give children the gift of slowing myopia progression for better long-term eye health.
Talk to your eye doctor if you want MiSight lenses for your little one. The doctor will assess if MiSight contacts are suitable. They will explain the benefits, risks, and alternatives.
The doctor will conduct a complete eye exam. They will prescribe these lenses that are custom-fit for your child. Follow the doctor’s instructions for insertion, removal, and wearing schedule. Regular visits ensure the lenses correct myopia properly as your child grows.
MiSight lenses represent a breakthrough as the first and only contact lenses clinically proven to slow childhood myopia progression. Their unique design stops the eyeball from lengthening too rapidly. These contacts offer the hope of controlling myopia. Talk to your child’s eye doctor to see if they are an option. They could help preserve healthy vision for a lifetime.
For more on MiSight contact lenses, visit City Eye at our Brockton, Boston, or Bellingham, Massachusetts, offices. We also have offices in Vernon and Middletown, Connecticut. Contact us by clicking here to schedule a comprehensive eye exam or call one of our five locations.
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