What is Myopia?
Myopia is a common refractive error that impacts our distance vision. It occurs when the surface of your eye is too steep, or your eye is too long. This causes the light entering your eye to focus in front of your retina instead of on it, causing blurry distance vision.
Though individuals with myopia can experience clear vision by wearing glasses or contact lenses, their refraction will often continue to advance with a requirement of increasingly stronger prescriptions to achieve clear vision, unless the myopia is controlled.
Myopia also increases your chances of developing serious eye conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal detachment.
How is Myopia Controlled?
Myopic eyes change continuously throughout childhood, which means that individuals with myopia require increasingly stronger prescriptions to enjoy clear vision unless their myopia is controlled.
One way myopia can be controlled is through the use of MiSight daily disposable contact lenses.
MiSight 1 Day Contact Lenses by CooperVision are the only daily disposable lenses that are specifically designed to control myopia. These specialized contact lenses are worn during the day and thrown away after each use, providing your child with clear vision while simultaneously working to slow the progression of their myopia.
For more information about myopia control, and to determine if your child is a good candidate, please speak to their optometrist during their next appointment.