What are MiSight 1-Day contact lenses?
MiSight 1-Day is the first and only contact lens FDA-approved to slow the progression of myopia or nearsightedness in children aged 8-12 at the initiation of treatment. Children can apply the soft, daily wear, single use contact lenses to their eyes in the morning, wear them for at least 10 hours during the day, then dispose of them in the evening.
Why should my child wear MiSight 1-Day contact lenses?
Myopia or nearsightedness is becoming more common and severe in school-aged children. Higher levels of myopia are associated with an elongation of the eyeball which the may contribute to eye conditions such as myopic maculopathy, retinal detachment, and glaucoma later in life.
How does MiSight 1-Day work?
The ActivControl technology in MiSight 1-Day uses vision correction zones and treatment zones within the lenses to slow the elongation of the eyeball. By including both types of zones in the lens, it simultaneously corrects the child's vision today, while influencing the eye to resist getting longer, with the goal of preserving vision for the future.
How to get started
Step 1. MiSight consult
Expect to go through a comprehensive eye exam. We'll confirm your child's candidacy for MiSight 1-Day and determine the baseline prescription at the initiation of treatment.
Step 2: Try on lenses
Same Day or Within 2 Weeks
We'll teach your child everything they need to know about their MiSight 1-Day Lenses, including how to insert and remove them. We will also go over how to avoid scratching the eye and getting and eye infections.
Step 3: Science!
Start allowing your child to wear the MiSight 1-Day lenses everyday for at least 10 hours. You don't need to worry about anything else. Live life.
Step 4: Progress Visits
1 Week, 3 Months, and 6 Months
You'll return routinely for your child's progress visits. This is important. We will be checking your child's vision, prescription, and evaluating the current fit of the lenses. If your child does happen to have a change in the prescription, we'll update the MiSight lenses they'll be wearing.
Step 5: Bi-annual Checkups
Every 6 Months
Once your child is a certified pro with their MiSight 1-Day lenses, we'll be seeing you at least twice a year to ensure continued health and success with the lenses.
Most nearsighted children are good candidates
If your child is already nearsighted or their prescription has been changing over the past few eye exams, then it is time to consider myopia management.