Myopia or short-sightedness is increasing in the UK and Ireland. Twice as many children are short-sighted now as in the 1960s. Now, by the age of 16, it is expected that 25% of all children will be short-sighted. If left untreated myopia can lead to lasting vision problems. Increased myopia increases your risk of sight loss in the future.
Myopia management is where we try to slow down the progression of myopia by using specialist contact lenses (Misight) or specialist spectacle lenses. (Miyosmart).
Child-friendly daily disposable contact lenses have been proven to slow the progression of short-sightedness in children.
Children’s lives are hectic and full of activities. Myopia (short-sightedness) might make it difficult for children to participate in the activities they enjoy, whether they’re playing pretend, riding bikes with their friends, or learning new things at school. And as they grow older, their prescription could become more severe.
Fortunately your child will be able to benefit from a cutting edge technology to help make their life easier and slow down the progression of their myopia. They’re the first soft contact lenses proved to significantly slow the progression of myopia in children, as well as correcting short-sightedness.With MiSight contact lenses, your child can have clear vision, be free of glasses, and continue to participate in the activities they like.ate in the activities they like.
MiYOSMART is a new non invasive myopia management lens which is both safe and convenient for the patient – just like ordinary spectacle lenses.
The lenses provide vision correction so the wearer will experience comfortable vision in daily wear. All this whilst working to reduce the progression of their short-sightedness. They are easy to adapt to and are suitable for full time daily wear for a wide range of activities.
These specialist corrections on average slow the progression of myopia by 60%.
Our optometrists Donal and Lorcan recently completed the Myopia Management Training Programme and are now accredited to provide MiYOSMART lenses clearly both in distance and near with little adaptation problems.
Misight 1 day
Misight 1 works to correct short-sightedness so children can see clearly. These lenses are the world’s first soft contact lens proven to slow the progression of myopia in children.
- Designed for daily wear.
- Technology to reduce myopia progression.
- Proven to reduce myopia by up to 59% after 3 years of wear in children.
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