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Slowing the progression of myopia in kids with MiSight 1 day contact lenses

No parents want their children to struggle with any challenge, whether it’s emotional or physical health, or their overall wellbeing.

Luckily, when it comes to kids’ eye health, we can quickly diagnose many concerns and manage them with treatment, even sight and vision problems such as myopia.

One highly effective method of managing myopia in children is with MiSight 1 day contact lenses. These lenses not only support clear vision but can even slow the progression of myopia in kids.

How does myopia develop in children?

Myopia (also known as short-sightedness) is a common condition that develops during childhood or adolescence and causes objects to appear blurry the further away they are, while objects up close remain clear.

Physiologically, myopia occurs when the eyeball is slightly more elongated than usual. This forces light to focus in front of the retina, as opposed to directly on it, causing that blurred vision.

Several complex factors can contribute to a child’s diagnosis of myopia, and there’s no definitive cause or cure.

However, some influences on myopia development include:

  • Genetics: If you or a family member have myopia, your child is more likely to develop it.
  • Environmental factors: While it’s not always the case, sometimes spending a lot of time indoors on electronic devices can increase the risk of myopia development.

Diagnosing and managing myopia effectively

If you believe your child is having vision problems, we can assess and diagnose with our proactive approach to kids’ eye health.

As with many other vision problems, diagnosing through a simple assessment and treating as early as possible supports a better outcome.

Untreated myopia can cause many challenges both at school and home. Difficulties reading, eye strain that causes headaches or even avoiding sports due to challenges with seeing clearly can all have an impact on children.

There is no cure for myopia, though you can manage it effectively. But untreated myopia can lead to a range of problems later on in life, such as:

– Increasingly blurred vision, which creates difficulties later on in life for activities like driving
– Eye strain that can cause headaches, fatigue and challenges with focusing for extended periods
– Higher risk of developing certain eye diseases, such as glaucoma and retinal detachment

Traditionally, optometrists have managed myopia in patients through approaches like:

  • Glasses, worn when children need to read or do other work up close.
  • Bifocal lenses, as the dual lens can help children see both up close and far away more clearly without needing to swap glasses.

As optometry technology has evolved, contact lenses have become a very popular and highly effective method of managing myopia in children.

One highly popular choice is MiSight 1 Day contact lenses. Their specific design helps to improve the vision of children with myopia and slow the progression.

How does MiSight work?

MiSight 1 Day Contact Lenses are disposable contact lenses created for kids, which have two main components that provide effectiveness when worn daily:

  • The central zone, which is responsible for correcting the refractive error that causes short-sightedness. Similar to a standard corrective lens, this part of the lens improves the distance of the wearer’s vision.
  • The peripheral zone, made up of concentric rings that support the focus of light in front of the retina, reducing the signals sent to the eyes, to make up for lack of focus.

MiSight 1 day lenses are highly effective in slowing myopia progression in children. A clinical study that reviewed children who wore MiSight contact lenses over two years found that those children had a significantly slower progression of myopia than other children wearing standard contact lenses.

While MiSight is not a cure for myopia, these studies highlight the benefits, slowing the progression and severity through daily wear that changes the spherical shape of the eye and supports clearer vision.

Plus, giving children the ability to see clearer and experience less severe myopia leads to better long-term eye health and supports their social and academic wellbeing.

Ask for expert help

If you’re interested in effective myopia management for your child, contact us to chat about whether MiSight is a good choice for their eye health.

Our expert team of friendly professionals would love to help you determine whether this is the best method to treat your child’s needs and establish a proper treatment plan to support you and your child.

CONTACT IAN DONALD OPTOMETRIST

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37 -39 The Corso
Manly
info@manlyoptometry.com.au 02 9977 6700 02 9977 3402