What are MiSight contact lenses?
MiSight 1 day contact lenses are the first and only soft contact lenses specifically designed for myopia control and the only soft contact lens FDA-approved to slow the progression of myopia in children when treatment is initiated between aged 8 – 12 years old. They work by using ActivControl Technology which features a special design with alternating vision correction and treatment zones to improve blurred distance vision while simultaneously preventing myopia from getting worse.
Are MiSight 1 day contact lenses safe?
Yes. As with any contact lens, there is an increased risk for several eye conditions including infections and corneal ulcers. To minimize risk, it is important to make sure your child is adhering to the wear and care instructions provided by the doctor.
The daily wear design, where your child wears a new contact lens every day, improves compliance and safety. With a daily lens design there is minimized risk of over-wear; a major factor in contact lens complications. In addition to better safety, the daily lens design also improves convenience for you and your child. No remembering which day of the month to replace the contact lens, no dirty case to worry about cleaning, and no running out of contact lens solution.
Will my child be able to use the MiSight 1 day contact lenses easily?
Children learn to apply contact lenses quickly with 57% finding lens application easy by week one, improving to 85% by the first month.
How often does my child need to wear MiSight 1 day contact lenses?
The lenses should be worn for a minimum of 10 hours a day, 7 days per week for best results.
From what age to what age should children wear MiSight 1 day contact lenses?
MiSight 1 day is indicated for initial fitting from 8 – 12 years of age. It is recommended to continue use until the eyes stop growing and the prescription stabilizes. This typically occurs in early adulthood.
My child is outside of the indicated age range. Can they still be prescribed MiSight 1 day?
MiSight 1 day is approved by the FDA to slow the progression of myopia in children when treatment in initiated at ages 8-12. Myopia control can still be of benefit even if started after 12-years-old. If you child is outside the indicated age range, this can be discussed with doctor at the time of their annual eye exam.