MiSight® Contact Lenses For Myopia Control In Children

Myopia (short-sightedness) is a common condition that affects millions of people. The prevalence of myopia is increasing around the world as more children become myopic at a younger age. It is estimated that by 2050 approximately 50% of the world’s population will be myopic.

Myopia means your child will need to wear spectacles or contact lenses to see clearly at school and for sports and they will be at increased risk of ocular health conditions later in life. Children are three times more likely to become myopic if they have a myopic parent and up to seven times more likely if both parents are myopic.

Children who spend less time outdoors are also more at risk. Performing prolonged near tasks such as reading/gaming devices, low levels of outdoor activity₄,₅ and poor lighting levels can all contribute to myopia progression.

What can you do to help reduce the risk of Myopic progression in your child?

The first and simplest thing that can done is to ensure that your child undertakes outdoor activities on a regular basis.

The second thing that may help is to use contact lenses that are specifically designed to try minimalize Myopic Progression, such as Misight®. This innovative range of daily (single use) contact lenses have been shown to reduce Myopic progression in children by 59% on average, reducing their reliance on vision correction₆,#.

Further reading and booking a free Contact Lens trial

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My child is short-sighted, what do I need to know?

We are currently offering a free trial of MiSight® Contact Lenses:

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*Terms & Conditions apply. Patient must have an up-to-date sight test prescription and must be deemed suitable for MiSight® lenses prior to the trial. May not be used in conjunction with another offer.

References
₁ McCullough SJ, O’Donoghue L, Saunders KJ (2016) Six Year Refractive Change among White Children and Young Adults: Evidence for Significant Increase in Myopia among White UK Children. PLoS ONE 11(1) ₂ Holden BA, Fricke TR, Wilson DA, et al. Global Prevalence of Myopia and Hgh Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050. Ophthalmology 2016:123(5):1036-1042 ₃ Flitcroft DI. The complex interactions of retinal, optical and environmental factors in myopia aetiology. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2012;31:622-60. ₄ Wolffesohn JS, Calossi A, Cho P, et al. Global trends in Myopia Management Attitudes and Strategies in Clinical practice. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2016: 39:106-16 ₅ Rose KA, Morgan IG, et al. Outdoor Activity Reduces the Prevalence of Myopia in Children. Ophthalmology 2008;115:1279-1285 ₆ Chamberlain P, Back A, Lazon P, et al. 3 Year Effectiveness of a Dual Focus 1 Day Soft Contact Lens For Myopia Control. Presented at the 40th British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference and exhibition, 10 June 2017; Liverpool, UK. # Misight® 1 day contact lenses may not slow the rate of myopic progression in all children and will not cure Myopia

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