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!
Misight® 1 Day Contact Lenses
Your child will love MiSight® 1 Day Contact Lenses because they are soft and easy to use while allowing them to enjoy clear vision and freedom from glasses. They’ll be able to enjoy the activities they love while slowing the progression of myopia. It’s a win-win!
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.
There are three categories of myopia: mild, moderate, and high. It is important to understand how severe your child’s myopia is in order to get them the necessary treatment.
Slow The Progression
While myopia in children may seem normal, slowing the progression of their condition is important. In the short term, myopia can impact a child’s ability to perform at school or during sports and activities. Long-term, those with high myopia are at an increased risk for vision-threatening eye conditions such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, early cataracts, and myopic maculopathy – a leading cause of blindness.
Thankfully, there are a number of ways to slow the progression of myopia in children including:
Increase Time Outside
Spending more time outside can promote healthy eye growth, help slow the progression of myopia, and reduce the chance of onset.
Decrease Screen Time
Decreasing your child’s screen time has also been shown to help slow the progression of myopia. When possible, have your child use the 20-20-20 rule – take a 20-second break to view something 20 feet away every 20 minutes.
Treatments and Prescriptions
There are also treatments, such as MiSight®, that your child can try to slow the progression of myopia. MiSight® contact lenses are both easy and comfortable to wear.
When it comes to your child’s vision, we understand you may have questions. We’ve compiled the most frequently asked questions we receive about MiSight and Myopia for you. If you still have questions, please contact our team!
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.
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.
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.