Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a common vision problem affecting many children and teens. However, myopia is more than just a vision inconvenience. It can have long-term implications for a child's eye health.
CooperVision, a renowned leader in eye care solutions, offers the Brilliant Futures Myopia Control Program, providing an effective approach to managing myopia in kids and teens. One of the key components of this program is the use of MiSight® 1 Day contact lenses, the first and only FDA-approved* soft contact lenses proven to slow myopia progression in children aged 8-12 at the initiation of treatment. Let's delve into the details of this treatment, its benefits, and how it can help your nearsighted child.
What is Myopia Control?
Myopia control refers to the strategies and interventions to slow down the progression of nearsightedness in children. The primary objective is to reduce the risk of high myopia, which can lead to vision complications and eye diseases later in life. Addressing myopia early can minimize its impact on a child's visual acuity and overall eye health, reducing their future risks of serious eye diseases like macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal detachment.
CooperVision's Brilliant Futures Program
CooperVision has developed the Brilliant Futures Program as a comprehensive approach to myopia management. This program focuses on collaborating with eye care professionals and providing personalized treatment plans for each child. By combining professional guidance, innovative products, and ongoing support, the Brilliant Futures Program aims to address myopia progression effectively.
MiSight® 1 Day Contact Lenses
A crucial component of the Brilliant Futures Program is the use of MiSight® 1 Day contact lenses. These lenses are specifically designed for myopia control in children aged 8-12 at the initiation of treatment. What sets MiSight® 1 Day lenses apart is that they are the first and only FDA-approved soft contact lenses for myopia control in this age group.
How MiSight® 1 Day Lenses Work
MiSight® 1 Day lenses utilize Dual-Focus Technology, which serves two purposes simultaneously. Firstly, it corrects the child's vision to provide clear eyesight. Secondly, it incorporates a peripheral defocus design that reduces the stimulus for myopia progression. By controlling the growth of the eyeball, MiSight® 1 Day lenses can help slow down the rate at which myopia worsens over time.
The Treatment Process at True Vision
The treatment process using MiSight® 1 Day lenses typically involves several stages:
- Comprehensive Eye Examination: The journey begins with a comprehensive eye exam conducted by your eye doctor. During this examination, we assess the child's myopia and determine their candidacy for myopia control treatments.
- Prescription and Fitting: Once deemed suitable for myopia control, we will prescribe MiSight® 1 Day lenses. These lenses are then custom-fitted to ensure optimal vision correction and myopia management for the child.
- Treatment Initiation: Early initiation of treatment is crucial for achieving the best results. Ideally, children between 8 and 12 should start using MiSight® 1 Day lenses as part of their myopia control regimen.
- Ongoing Monitoring: Regular follow-up appointments are necessary to monitor the child's progress, assess lens fit, and make necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.
Benefits of Myopia Control
Myopia control, particularly with the use of MiSight® 1 Day lenses, offers several benefits for children:
- Slowing down Myopia Progression: Clinical studies and evidence have demonstrated that MiSight® 1 Day lenses effectively reduce the rate of myopia progression in children. By slowing down the progression, these lenses can reduce myopia's severity and its associated risks.
- Visual Clarity and Comfort: MiSight® 1 Day lenses provide clear vision and correct nearsightedness, offering children improved visual clarity and quality of life. As daily disposable contact lenses, they are also convenient and comfortable.
- Long-term Eye Health: Managing myopia progression in childhood can have long-term implications for eye health. By slowing the progression, MiSight® 1 Day lenses may reduce the risk of vision loss from several eye diseases.
Book Your Child’s Myopia Consultation at True Vision Today
If your child is nearsighted, take the first step toward better eye health and a brighter future. Book an appointment at today to learn more about myopia control options, including the suitability of MiSight® 1 Day lenses. Together, we can help children see a clearer future with healthier eyes.