MiSight® 1 Day Contact Lenses for Myopia
It is believed that myopia currently affects 1 in 3 people in the UK and this is predicted to increase to 50% globally by 2050.
It is believed that myopia currently affects 1 in 3 people in the UK and this is predicted to increase to 50% globally by 2050. Myopia occurs when the eyeball is too long, causing light to focus in front of the retina rather than on it, making distant objects appear blurred.
Previously myopia has been treated with corrective lenses or contact lenses, however these are for vision correction rather than slowing down the progression of myopia. Over the last few years, new products have become available that manage myopia and are proven to slow down it’s progression by up to 60%.
One of these methods of management is the MiSight® 1 day contact lens from Coopervision. MiSight® is a daily disposable contact lens suitable for children that successfully slows myopic progression. The contact lens has a unique design using ActivControl® technology, a multifocal lens that creates myopia defocus tricking the body that the eyeball is already too big, reducing its stimulation to grow further.
Soft, disposable contact lenses are a great option of children as they are easy to adapt to and are disposed of at the end of each day meaning there is no need for a cleaning regime. They are also a good option for children with an active lifestyle, as they can play sports without the worry of breaking their glasses, not being able to see, or needing specialist sports goggles.
It is important to manage myopia during childhood to prevent eye conditions later in life such as retinal detachment, myopic macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts that are associated with high levels of myopia.
For more information about myopia and myopia management contact your local MKO today.
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Myopia, commonly referred to as nearsightedness, is a prevalent visual condition affecting a substantial portion of the UK population. Characterized by the ability to see nearby objects clearly while distant objects appear blurred, myopia's impact on daily life and eye health is significant. This article aims to provide a comprehensive overview of myopia, its causes, consequences, and potential preventive measures.