SLOW THE PROGRESSION OF MYOPIA IN CHILDREN
It is now possible to stop or slow the progression of your child's myopia.
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common eye condition in which the eye has grown too long to focus light properly. This results in blurry distance vision.
The number of people affected by myopia is increasing: in 2000, about 25% of the world’s population was myopic; by 2050 it is estimated that 50% of the population will be myopic. Fortunately, we have new technology to help address this issue.
MiSight®1 day soft contact lenses are the first and ONLY contact lenses approved by the FDA to slow the progression of myopia in children 8-12 years of age at initiation of treatment.
MiSight daily wear, single-use contact lenses are an effective treatment to help manage and treat myopia. Daily disposable lenses are created to wear in the morning during the day (we recommend wearing them for at least 10 hours per day, 6 days a week), then dispose of them in the evening.
If your child is experiencing symptoms of myopia (commonly known as nearsightedness), such as difficulty seeing the chalkboard in the classroom, the TV screen across the room, or the clock on the wall, he/she may benefit from MiSight.
IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?
Clinically Proven – Five Years of Data:
The First and Only
MiSight® 1 day is the first and only FDA-approved* soft contact lens to slow the progression of myopia in children aged 8 -12 at the initiation of treatment.
Clinically Proven and Safe.
Over a 3-year period, slowed myopia progression 59% on average, reduced eye lengthening by 52% on average1†§, and 41% of eyes had no progression1. Over a 6-year period, children wearing MiSight 1 day progressed less than 1.00D on average.
90% of parents whose children wore MiSight® 1 day contact lenses reported that their children were happy wearing MiSight® 1 day lenses.
After using MiSight® 1 day contact lenses for three years, 90% of children still strongly preferred them over their glasses.
How Does MiSight Work?
MiSight® 1 day is an award-winning dual-focus soft contact lens that uses ActivControl™ Technology to slow the elongation of the eyeball. The ActivControl™ Technology in MiSight® 1 day utilizes an optic zone concentric ring design with alternating vision correction and treatment zones.
Two zones are vision correction zones with the label power of the contact lens and the alternating two zones are treatment zones with 2 diopters of defocus to slow the progression of myopia. This design allows the child to see clearly while benefiting from the treatment effect.
MiSight is not covered by insurance.
The cost of MiSight for the initial year is $1500. This includes the exams necessary to fit the contact lenses properly, 365 pairs of MiSight contact lenses, training for children and parents on inserting and removing lenses, education on proper care of contact lenses, an all inclusive app that allows you to contact your doctor directly with questions and the ability to order replacement contact lenses if necessary with direct shipping to your house, follow up appointments at 1 week, 1 month, and 6 months after initiation of the lenses to monitor for potential progression and change of lenses when necessary
The cost for all subsequent years is $1250 which includes one extra myopia control eye exam 6 months after the comprehensive eye exam (annual comprehensive eye exam is not covered in this cost), 365 pairs of contact lenses, access to the app.