MiSight ® Contact Lenses – Treatment for Myopia in Children
An exciting new contact lens therapy from CoopervVision, called MiSight ®, has been proven to slow down the progress of myopia (short-sighted vision) among children. MiSight® lenses allow children with myopia to participate in daily activities, especially sports, without having to wear glasses.
MiSight ® lenses can be used by children aged 8 and over, however, they are only available from a registered optometrist or contact lens specialist. These lenses for short sighted children are easy-to-use daily disposables, meaning that a new set of lenses is inserted every morning and disposed of at the end of the day. This not only means that the contact lenses are very comfortable to wear, but also extremely hygienic and convenient.
As well as correcting daily vision, MiSight® short sighted contact lenses work to reduce the rate at which the child’s myopia develops with age. The cost of these special lenses that can help prevent your child’s eye prescription from increasing every year is comparable to the cost of regular daily disposable lenses.
How do MiSight ® contact lenses work?
MiSight® technology uses a dual-focus lens design which means that they have concentric rings within the contact lens. These rings that have different focal lengths, alternating between distance correction and treatment. This means that the wearer can see clearly in order to focus on distant objects whilst, at the same time, the ring that encourages the eyeball to focus properly is treating their myopia.
The end result is that the wearer’s eyeball does not become elongated as quickly as it would without treatment from the MiSight® contact lens and the progress of their myopia is slowed down.
MiSight ® contact lenses at Insight Optometrists, Indooroopilly
Insight Optometrists are an accredited practice for the supply of MiSight® contact lenses for the control of myopia in children.
We will make sure your child is a suitable candidate for the treatment and introduce them to wearing contact lenses, if they have not done so before. MiSight ® lenses are available for prescriptions from -0.25 D to -6.00 D and most children adapt very well to wearing contact lenses, though younger ones may need parental assistance to insert and remove the lenses at first.
As for all contact lens wearers, users of MiSight ® lenses will need to have regular eye examinations and sight tests as well as special contact lens fitting consultations to ensure the continued health of their eyes.
The longer term results of bifocal contact lenses are already showing a significant reduction in myopia progression and eye elongation compared to regular, single-vision contact lenses.1 With an effectiveness in slowing the progression of your child’s myopia by up to 59%, 2 you need to contact us today for a test fitting of these amazing contact lenses.
For more information about MiSight ® contact lenses for children with myopia, please contact us or book an appointment to see our registered Optometrist.
- Anstice NS, Phillips JR. Effect of dual-focus soft contact lens wear on axial myopia progression in children. Ophthalmology. 2011 Jun;118(6):1152-61.
- Chamberlain P, et al. Clinical evaluation of a dual-focus myopia control 1-day soft contact lens – 2-year results. Presented at: American Academy of Optometry meeting; Anaheim, Calif.; Nov. 8-13, 2016.