What is Myopia?
Myopia is a refractive error that affects our distance vision. When the surface of your eye is too steep, or your eye is too long, your lens ends up focusing light in front of your retina instead of on it, causing blurry distance vision. This refractive error can be corrected using glasses or contact lenses, but unless myopia is controlled, it will get worse over time, resulting in a higher prescription.
Myopia also increases your chances of developing serious eye conditions such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataracts.
How Can Myopia Be Controlled?
Myopic eyes change continuously throughout childhood, causing this refractive error to become progressively worse unless it’s controlled. One of the ways myopia can be controlled is through the use of MiSight daily disposable contact lenses.
MiSight 1 Day Contact Lenses are the only daily disposable soft contact lenses designed specifically for myopia control. These contact lenses by CooperVision, are worn during the day to provide your child with clear vision while they work to control their myopia.
For more information about myopia control methods, and to determine whether or not your child is a good candidate, please speak to their optometrist during their next appointment.