Myopia Control Contact Lenses
Providing Myopia Management to the Buford, Cumming, Sugar Hill, and Suwanee Communities
Your child leads an active life – from playing sports, spending time with their friends, or attending school, myopia (nearsightedness) can make doing their favorite things more challenging. Lake Lanier Eye Care is proud to offer MiSight®, a new FDA-approved contact lens that works to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children. Learn more about this technology below and contact us to find out if MiSight® is right for your child!
What is Myopia?
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is the inability to see objects clearly at a distance. This is caused by the elongation of the eye. In earlier decades, only about 25% of Americans suffered from nearsightedness. Today, more than 40% of Americans are nearsighted and that number is increasing quickly – especially in children.
What is MiSight®?
MiSight® 1 day contact lenses, the only FDA-approved contact lenses, slow the progression of myopia in children between the ages of eight and twelve. This new treatment has shown to reduce myopia progression by more than half compared to other myopia treatments.
How does MiSight® Work?
MiSight® contact lenses correct distance vision immediately but it works overtime to slow the elongation of the eye and, in turn, slows the progression of myopia. The lenses are comfortable to wear and accommodate an active lifestyle.
Why is Controlling Nearsightedness Important?
Myopia can progress and get worse over time. It can also lead to more severe sight conditions later in life such as retinal detachment, myopic maculopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts. It is important to begin controlling your child’s myopia while they’re young, so they can avoid these eye conditions as they grow up.