MYOPIA: A Growing Concern

More than 40% of Americans are myopic, and that number is increasing at an alarming rate, especially among school-age children. Two-thirds of Eye Care Practitioners (ECPs) say the presence of Myopia among children in their practice has increased over the past 5-10 years, and 81% of ECPs agree that myopia is one of the biggest problems impacting children’s eyesight today.

What Is The Cause?

The upward incidence of myopia in today’s children can be attributed to different factors, and is occasionally the result of a combination of these factors:
Insufficient time spent outdoors
Prolonged time spent on digital devices
Poor lighting levels

Understanding Myopia In Children

Nearsightedness is on the rise in children. Over the last 50 years, the incidence of nearsightedness in the US nearly doubled, to 42 percent. Evidence shows that at least part of the increase in nearsightedness, also known as myopia, has to do with near work activities; not just screens but also traditional books. There are also good data that suggests children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to develop myopia.

Treatment for Myopia

The MiSight® 1 day is a daily disposable contact lens specifically designed for myopia control. 
It is a center distance dual focus concentric ring design with alternating distance vision correction zones and treatment zones with +2.00D of defocus. It is not a multifocal contact lens in the traditional sense of those prescribed for presbyopia. Instead, MiSight 1 day is a dual-focus lens which is designed to create simultaneous defocus on the retina for both distance and near viewing which can ‘slow-down’ signal for childhood eye growth. 
Note that all forms of myopia control are treatment options to slow down myopia, not a cure for myopia. 

How MiSight 1 Day Works

MiSight 1 day with ActivControl™ Technology helps slow the elongation of the eye and myopia progression, while fully correcting refractive error. Addressing axial elongation helps to reduce the risk of myopia-related vision complications later in life, including irreversible vision loss.

  • Two treatment zones create myopic defocus with image focus in front of the retina, rather than behind it to slow axial elongation

  • Two correction zones correct myopia in all gaze positions

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