Millions of people in the United States suffer from myopia, including countless children. Better known as nearsightedness, people who have myopia are able to see nearby objects clearly without prescription eyewear but rely on glasses or contact lenses to be able to see things at a distance properly. Myopia can develop at any age, but it most often starts in childhood. The earlier is begins, the worse this progressive condition can get, causing the sufferer to need increasingly stronger prescriptions and increasing their risk of eye-related complications in the future – such as macular degeneration and retinal detachment.
While there are a number of different treatments that can get myopia under control and reduce the risk of someone developing high levels of myopia in the future, there is one that is particularly effective – MiSight contact lenses.
MiSight 1-day contact lenses are a type of speciality contact lens. Designed with children in mind, they both correct the refractive error so that children can see clearly when wearing them, and also slow the progression of myopia.
Although they look, feel, and behave just like a standard soft contact lens, MiSight lenses contain ActiveControl technology. This advanced technology creates a special optical focus for the eyes that reduces the stress on your child’s eyes and safely and non-invasively slows the rate at which their myopia develops provided the lenses are worn consistently.
The result is that myopia develops much slower, keeping your child’s prescription at low to moderate levels and significantly reducing their risk of experiencing complications associated with high myopia. These complications include increased likelihood of conditions such as macular degeneration, cataracts, and retinal detachment when they reach adulthood.
Patients who wear MiSight contact lenses can also enjoy the usual benefits of wearing contact lenses instead of glasses. These include, but aren’t limited to the following:
Greater freedom to participate in sports and other activities that are impossible when wearing glasses, such as swimming, baseball, and MMA
No need to remember to take their glasses with them when they leave the house, such as to take them to camp, school, clubs, etc
Don’t worry about glasses getting damaged, lost, or broken
Increased confidence in their overall appearance
MiSight contact lenses can usually be worn by children over the age of 8, provided they are able to insert and remove their own lenses and handle them with appropriate cleanliness. It may be possible for your child to have a trial run with some generic lenses before you commit to this treatment.
Schedule an appointment with our experienced eyecare team at Cincinnati Vision Group to discuss your child’s suitability for MiSight today. We have 3 locations available for your convenience; Montgomery Rd (Cincinnati) at (513) 793-5970, Eastgate Blvd (Cincinnati) at (513) 753-4981, and Liberty Township at (513) 712-5065.