MiSight 1 day | Myopia management – What are my options?
I was really fortunate to be invited to be amongst the first 10 practices in UK back in 2016 to offer MiSight 1 day contact lenses within our myopia management clinic. Since then, we have successfully fit scores of young people with MiSight with terrific success. MiSight 1 day was the first soft contact lens to be licensed and approved specifically to slow the progression of short-sightedness (myopia) in children. The lens is clinically proven to slow both axial elongation and the speed at which myopia progresses.
MiSight is a daily disposable contact lens meaning it is perfect for younger members of the family. We encourage children to wear this lens for 10 hours per, 6 days per week. I have successfully fitted children as young as 5 years old with MiSight (with a little help from mum and dad). Studies have repeatedly shown that young children are safer contact lens wearers than teenagers and adults meaning age is seldom a barrier. The maturity level of your child and more importantly level of autonomy are more what I would look for.
MiSight 1 day – Designed for children
MiSight 1 day contact lenses were designed specifically for children with two key benefits:
- MiSight corrects short-sightedness so children enjoy clear, spectacle-free vision.
- MiSight has a special optical design which may help to slow down the speed at which myopia progresses.
MiSight 1 day – Why should I consider this lens?
This lens is perfect for children with myopia less than -6.00D. We would consider using MiSight 1 day lenses in any child from 5 to early 20’s who is showing signs of progression of myopia, axial elongation or deemed at risk of developing myopia due to early age of onset or family history.
A child may need a stronger prescription as they continue to grow
Introducing MiSight 1 day at an early stage may help to slow down prescription changes…
MiSight 1 day contact lenses are child friendly
The experience of children wearing MiSight 1 Day contact lenses was tracked during a three-year clinical study (the study is now in is 7th year). In this trial 90% of children said they preferred wearing MiSight 1 day contact lenses over wearing their spectacles every day. 90% off children wear able to handle the lenses on their own without any parental help. And 100% of parents in this trial said their children were happy with the experience of wearing MiSight 1 Day contact lenses. This included comfort, vision, ease of use and freedom from spectacles.
MiSight Contact Lenses – How do they work?
MiSight uses ActivControl™ technology which utilises dual zones for myopia management and correction of myopia. Two zones provide refractive correction of myopia to ensure your child has clear vision. Two treatment zones provide +2.00D of myopic defocus. This sustained myopic defocus Is thought to control the axial elongation of the eye and thus the refractive error (degree of myopia).
MiSight 1 Day – How effective is it as a myopia control option?
We measure success in myopia control, currently, using two criteria. One is the rate of change in refractive error (the power of your child’s spectacles or contact lens prescription over time. And two, arguably more important, axial elongation (growth in the length of the eye).
After three years of wear children wearing MiSight had 59% less myopic progression on average compared to the control group (0.54D).
Again after three years children wearing MiSight 1 day had 52% less axial eye growth on average compared to the control group (0.24mm).
MiSight 1 Day – the world’s first soft contact lenses proven to slow the progression of shirt-sightedness (myopia) in children
MiSight 1 Day in summary:
- Soft, daily disposable contact lens suitable for myopic children
- MiSight 1 day corrects short-sightedness so children enjoy clear, spectacle-free vision
- MiSight 1 day has a special optical design which may help slow down the speed at which myopia progresses
- Available from -0.25D to -6.00D
- Proven to reduce myopia by up to 59% after three years’ wear in children
- Convenient 1-day wear schedule
- Preferred 9:1 by children over spectacles
Myopia Management – What other options do I have?
As I write this in February 2021 we have many myopia management options available including MiSight, NaturalVue, SEED 1dayPure EDOF, Mylo, OrthoK contact lenses, MiyoSmart spectacles lenses and many more. CLICK HERE to read more about myopia management options.
How to book an appointment for a MiSight contact lenses fitting
Our myopia management clinic operates 6 days per week from Monday – Saturday from 9.00 – 17.00. To book an appointment for a myopia management consultation and MiSight contact lens fitting call our reception team on 0141 943 3300 or CLICK HERE to use our online booking diary.
About the author
Craig McArthur qualified as an optometrist in 2008. He is a director of Peter Ivins Eye Care, an award winning optometric practice in Bearsden near Glasgow. Craig has a special interest in specialty contact lenses fitting, dry eye and myopia management. He lectures throughout the UK, Europe and the far East on the topic of myopia management and has published numerous articles on the subject. He is a key opinion leader and consultant to a number of contact lens companies and pharmaceutical companies.