The cornerstone of a comprehensive myopia management approach, MiSight® 1 day is a daily wear, single-use contact lens that has been clinically proven and FDA-approved to slow the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) when initially prescribed for children 8-12 years old.
A closer look at your child’s distance vision
What can you do when your child tells you they’re struggling to see the board at school? Or that things are beginning to look blurrier the further they get from them? One cause for this blurry distance vision could be myopia. Myopia causes light rays to focus at a point in front of the retina rather than directly on the surface, owing to elongation of the eye. Myopic progression is when prescriptions increase over time, and higher prescriptions have been linked to sight-threatening conditions later in life such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, and myopic maculopathy
Even children with fairly low prescriptions have a higher risk of glaucoma and retinal detachment compared to non-myopic children, and that risk multiplies as their prescriptions get stronger
81% of eye care professionals agree that myopia is one of the biggest problems impacting children’s eyesight today.3 But until now, traditional eyeglasses and contact lenses available in the U.S. have only been developed to correct blurred vision, but they do nothing to help slow gradual prescription increases.
Focusing on your child’s vision, now and in the future
Generally, myopia first occurs in school-age children and progresses until about age 20.4 According to the American Optometric Association, 34% of children ages 12-17 are myopic. This is due in part to changing lifestyles, with children spending less time outdoors and more time focusing on close objects like digital screens.
AT A GLANCE
- Suitable for children as young as 8
- Easy for children to wear and handle
- Corrects your child’s distance vision
- Helps slow the progression of myopia (gradual prescription changes)