Vision News

18 June 2019

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Research, that started many years ago, has proven that by causing peripheral defocus of images on the retina, the progression of myopia can be slowed. This has been shown using special spectacle lenses as well as contact lenses.

There is now a commercially available, daily disposable contact lens available that is shown to slow the progression of myopia in children by 59%. This lens is called the MiSight 1 Day and is made by CooperVision.  

Using a proven material called omafilcon A, this comfortable 60% water lens breathes well with an oxygen transmissibilty value of 28.

It's special optical design causes periperal retinal defocus to correct refractive error while controlling axial elongation of the eye.

High degrees of myopia can lead to substantial vision loss. Myopia significantly increases the risk of retinal detachment and myopic maculopathy. Myopia is also associated with increased prevalence of glaucoma and cataracts.

By using MiSight contact lenses at least 10 hours per day, 6 days per week, myopia progression is reduced by 59%.

A 3 year study on a group of 8 to 12 year olds found 85% of children reported the MiSight  Day lenses were easy to insert and 90% said they preferred wearing the MiSight 1 Day to their glasses. 

Dr. Mungar has been certified by CooperVision to fit the MiSight 1 Day contact lens.

More information can be found here:

MiSight 1 Day contact lenses

 

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