Myopia Management Soft Disposable Contact Lenses
What is it?
Myopia (or nearsightedness) is blurry distance vision as a result of the eye's focal power being too strong. Research shows the prevalence of myopia among school age children is growing at an alarming rate. This means an increasing number of people are at risk for severe vision impairment in late adulthood.
What causes myopia?
Myopia is caused by a mixture of genetic and environmental factors, which lead to an elongation of the length of the eyeball. A child's risk of developing myopia increases if one or both parents are myopic. Other than genetics, too little exposure to outdoor light, excessive time doing near vision tasks, and eye posture and focusing ability all play a part in progressive myopia.
What can be done?
We are excited to be able to offer our patients both clear vision and protection against myopia progression. MiSight 1 day, single use contact lenses have been clinically proven and FDA approved to slow the progression of myopia when initially prescribed for children 8-12 years old. Dr. Christine Chang, O.D. has completed and is certified as a Brilliant Futures Myopia Management Program Optometrist.
Call our office for a Brilliant Futures Myopia Management Consultation if you are seeking a gentle, comfortable, safe, and FDA approved option for slowing down and controlling your child’s progressive myopia.