What Causes Myopia?

Myopia is on the rise – in its frequency and its severity.2 The reason for its escalation has been linked to two factors
Genetics

Kids with one or two myopic parents are more likely to be myopic.4

Lifestyle

Spending more time on activities like reading or using handheld devices instead of spending time outdoors increases the likelihood of becoming myopic.3

We’re certified to prescribe Brilliant Futures™ with MiSight® 1 day contact lenses.

Indications for use: MiSight® 1 day (omafilcon A) soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses for daily wear are indicated for the correction of myopic ametropia and for slowing the progression of myopia in children with non-diseased eyes, who at the initiation of treatment are 8-12 years of age and have a refraction of -0.75 to -4.00 diopters (spherical equivalent) with ≤ 0.75 diopters of astigmatism. The lens is to be discarded after each removal.
References: 1. CooperVision data on file 2019. Myopia Awareness, The Harris Poll online survey 6/27/19 to 7/18/19 of n=1,005 parents (with child age 8-15) in U.S. 95% strongly/somewhat agree. 2. Holden BA, et al. Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050. Ophthalmology. 2016;123(5):1036-42. 3. Mutti DO, Mitchell GL, Moeschberger ML, Jones LA, Zadnik K. Parental myopia, near work, school achievement, and children’s refractive error. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2002;43(12):3633-3640. 4. Huang HM, Chang DS, Wu PC. The Association between Near Work Activities and Myopia in Children-A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS One. 2015;10(10):e0140419. Published 2015 Oct 20. 5. Vitale S, Sperduto RD, Ferris FL 3rd. Increased prevalence of myopia in the United States between 1971-1972 and 1999-2004. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009;127(12):1632-1639. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2009.303. 6. Theophanous C et al. Myopia prevalence and risk factors in children. Clin Ophthalmol. 2018; 12: 1581–1587. 7. COMET Group. Myopia

Understanding myopia

A clear look at your
child’s nearsightedness

WHAT IS MYOPIA?

Myopia is a common eye condition. It’s most frequent symptom is nearsightedness, or the inability to see objects clearly at a distance. The reason objects are blurry in the distance with nearsightedness is because the eye becomes longer as the child grows

A GROWING CRISIS

n the early 1970s, only 25% of Americans were nearsighted.5 Today, more than 40% of Americans are nearsighted, and that number is increasing at an alarming rate, especially among school-age children.6

Myopia is commonly diagnosed in childhood. Myopia can progress and worsen over time, potentiallyleading to more severe sight conditions later in life, such as7,8: Retinal detachment Myopic maculopathyGlaucomaCatarac

TOGETHER, WE CAN MANAGE MYOPIA

More than just vision correction, myopia management with MiSight® 1 day contact lenses can help keep your child’s future brilliant.

MiSight® 1 day contact lenses:

• Correct distance vision immediately9
• Can slow myopia progression during the growing years9
• Provide a comfortable experience10
• Allow you to avoid the worry of losing or breaking glasses
• Accommodate a more active lifestyle10
• Children who wear contact lenses have significantly better quality of life than kids wearing glasses, especially regarding athletics and appearance11

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