MiSight 1 day range extended to -10.00D
MiSight 1 day contact lenses are now available from -0.25D to -10.00D (-0.25 steps from -0.25D to -6.00, -0.50D steps from -6.00D to -10.00D). Previously MiSight contact lenses were only available to -6.00D. This extension of the power range is exciting news and means this innovative lens design will allow even more children to benefit from myopia management. This range extension means MiSight 1 day is now available to 99.97% of Caucasian children and 99.97% of Asian children who have myopia and less than 1D of astigmatism.1
Myopia levels are rising globally. The increase in the digital diet of children in recent years due to widespread use of smartphones, tablets, personal computers, games consoles, VR headsets and digital streaming services has contributed to this rise. Children are spending an increasing number of hours per day on screens and devices. The recent global pandemic, subsequent lockdowns and move to online schooling has contributed to the acceleration of myopia levels in the United Kingdom. The result is an increasing number of children will need access to myopia management treatments such as MiSight 1 day in the coming years.
MiSight 1 day contact lenses have proven clinically to slow myopia progression in children by half. Studies have some that MiSight works at any age,2 works for as long as the child continues to wear the contact lens,3 and the myopia control benefits of wearing the lens design are retained even after treatment is stopped.4 There is no rebound effect.5 These statements are backed by the longest-running soft contact lenses study among children for myopia management.
Early treatment is best with MiSight
Optometrist, director of Peter Ivins Eye Care and Myopia Management expert Craig McArthur added: “Early treatment is best. However, it’s never too late to start treatment in any myopic child. At Peter Ivins Eye Care we have been lucky enough to be among the first 12 practices in the UK to offer MiSight 1 day contact lenses back in 2017. We have been actively involved in Myopia Management since 2010 and started Scotland’s first dedicated Myopia Management Clinic back in 2013. As a result, we have a huge wealth of experience in managing myopia in children having helped hundreds of families make more informed choices about their child’s myopia care.”
“We actively screen every child visiting the practice for myopia by measuring their axial length. Axial length is the most sensitive measure of tracking myopia progression. Children with longer than average eyes, growing at faster a rate than normal are much more likely to develop myopia. This early detection of myopia progression allows us to intervene at an earlier stage with treatments such as MiSight 1 day contact lenses, Orthokeratology, NaturalVue contact lenses, Seed 1-day Pure EDOF contact lenses, Menicon Bloom Night, Menicon Bloom Day, Mylo contact lenses, or even spectacle lenses such as MiYOSMART, Stellest or MiSight spectacle lenses. We know earlier intervention yields the best results, so this is key.”
“Starting a myopia management treatment without baseline then repeated axial length measures is better than not starting treatment. However, without axial length measurements you cannot be sure if the treatment is working well or not. I would encourage all parents to have their child’s axial length measured routinely.”
How to book an appointment for a Myopia examination
If you would like to know more, please email Craig McArthur at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can book an appointment for a myopia management assessment within our dedicated myopia management clinic by calling our reception team on 0141 943 3300 or you can book an appointment online by clicking here.
Find out more about MiSight 1 day contact lenses
- CVI Data on file, 2022. SERE coverage of childhood myopia prescriptions with MiSight® 1 day for 104,810 eyes in Asia (China, Korea) and 116,336 eyes in Europe and USA aged 8-18 years.
- Chamberlain P et al. Long-Term Effect of Dual-Focus Contact Lenses on Myopia Progression in Children: A 6-year Multicenter Clinical Trial. Optom Vis Sci 2022 In Press.
- Arumugam B, Bradley A, Hammond D, Chamberlain P. Modelling Age Effects of Myopia Progression for the MiSight 1 day Clinical Trial. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2021;62(8):2333.
- Chamberlain P, Arumugam B, et al. Myopia progression on cessation of Dual-Focus contact lens wear: MiSight 1 day 7 year findings. Optom Vis Sci 2021;98:E-abstract 210049.
- Hammond D, Arumugam B, et al. Myopia Control Treatment Gains are Retained after Termination of Dual-focus Contact Lens Wear with no Evidence of a Rebound Effect. Optom Vis Sci 2021;98:E-abstract 215130.