Misight contact lenses are used to slow myopic progression in children and adults. Myopia, or nearsightedness, is becoming more common, and often presents in childhood and adolescence. But don’t worry, there are numerous treatment options available, and the condition can easily be treated through the use of Misight contact lenses.
Myopia is a common eye condition more commonly known as nearsightedness. People who suffer from myopia have no trouble seeing objects that are near to them, but objects that are farther away appear blurry.
Myopia occurs when the shape of your eye causes light rays to bend or refract incorrectly, focusing images in front of your retina instead of on your retina like it is supposed to. When this occurs in children, it sends signals for the eyes to react and grow bigger to make up for the lack of focus, which further increases the risk of myopia. This creates a harmful cycle for some individuals and can result in serious visual impairment. High myopia can also increase the risk of serious eye diseases like retinal detachment and glaucoma.
Myopia tends to be genetic and can run in families. It can develop gradually or rapidly depending on the individual.
Myopia symptoms may include:
If you are concerned about any of the above symptoms book an appointment and schedule an eye exam. If you are diagnosed with myopia, your doctor may suggest any of the following treatment options:
Because Myopia usually presents in childhood, there are several steps you can take to help prevent the development of nearsightedness in your child:
Myopia causes the vision to be out of focus. Misight contact lenses are a brand of prescription contact lenses that are worn on the eye to combat out-of-focus vision by changing the eye’s focus. Misight Contact Lenses are daily disposable lenses that have two main components:
Misight lenses have been extremely successful in preventing Myopia in children with studies showing that these lenses slowed myopia progression by 59% compared to wearing traditional soft lenses. In addition to this, those who used Misight had less change in prescription and axial length of the eyeball during annual eye exams compared to those who did not use Misight.
Although there are treatment options available when it comes to Myopia, there are several reasons why Misight contact lenses could be the best option for you.
The best way to tell if you have Myopia and if Misight Contact Lenses are the correct treatment option for you is by discussing with your eye doctor by booking an appointment. Until then, here are some of the most common questions surrounding Misight Contact Lenses.
Misight contact lenses are extremely safe. One of the most common concerns with contact lenses is the risk for infection, but because Misight contact lenses are disposable and changed daily, there is little risk of infection.
This varies greatly on the individual, family history, and the condition of the eye. For children with healthy eyes, contact lenses for Myopia control are usually prescribed between the age of 6 and 16.
No. It is essential to find an eye clinic that has optometrists who are experienced in fitting children with contact lenses and also have an understanding of myopia.
Possibly. Small amounts of astigmatism can be corrected by Might. For larger astigmatic prescriptions, glasses may be prescribed in combination with the contact lenses.
At Vivid Eye Care we specialize in children’s eye exams, contact lens fittings, and myopia control, so we’ve got you covered. We also take specific measurements to monitor the success of myopia control. Book an appointment today to discuss any concerns you may have about myopia or your general eye health!