Slowing down nearsightedness with specially designed, daily disposable soft contact lenses:
There are safe, convenient and scientifically proven daily disposable contact lenses that your child can wear to slow down worsening nearsightedness. MiSight 1 Day by CooperVision has been approved since 2009, and received CE certification for myopia control in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia. Studies show this type of lens can slow down the worsening of nearsightedness by 59%1.
As a parent, you may have concerns about whether your child can handle contact lens wear, and what may be the risks. The standard at Dr. Allyson Tang’s Optometry clinic is to first ensure the child is a good candidate for Soft Lens Myopia Control. They will be taught the proper techniques of lens handling, and parents together with the child will have regular milestone check-ups to ensure everything is on track.
If for any reason, your child does not qualify for daily disposable soft lens myopia control, there could still be monthly disposable Multifocal Contact Lenses available with an average of 40% effectiveness in slowing myopia2. Ask your eye doctor about the different options.
Soft lens myopia control can give your children:
Your kids can be a part of the growing community of children who are already benefiting from soft lens myopia control.
What’s more, CooperVision has pledged to help children around the world by donating 5% of the global revenue from MiSight. Please note that Dr. Allyson Tang’s Optometry clinic has no financial conflicts of interest to disclose.
1 Chamberlain P, Logan N, Jones D, Gonzalez-Meijome J, Saw S-M, Young G. Clinical evaluation of a dual-focus myopia control 1 day soft contact lens: 3-year results. Presented at: British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference, Liverpool, England.
2 Walline JJ, Greiner KL, McVey ME, Jones-Jordan LA. Multifocal contact lens myopia control. Optom Vis Sci 2013;90:1207Y14.