What’s causing the rising prevalence of myopia?
The upward incidence of myopia in today’s children can be attributed to different factors, and is occasionally the result of a combination of these factors:
Family eyesight history plays a role in a child’s risk of myopia. The likelihood of children developing myopia is:
1 in 2
1 in 3
1 in 4
|when both parents are myopic3||when one parent is myopic3||when neither parent is myopic3|
Research shows that a child’s environment and habits may influence the development of myopia.
|Insufficient time spent outdoors.3,4||Prolonged time spent reading and playing or working with digital devices, like smartphones or tablets3,5||Poor lighting levels3,4|
In short, more myopic parents means more myopic children – and the more that children stay inside and utilize digital devices, the more likely we are to see new myopes.
MiSight® 1 day contact lenses are the first and only FDA-approved* soft contact lenses to slow the progression of myopia in children age 8-12 at the initiation of treatment.1**
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Clinically proven outcomes
MiSight® 1 day contact lenses were clinically validated in a multi-year comprehensive study that enrolled children age 8-12 years old.1
Average reduction in SERE with MiSight® 1 day lenses1**
Average reduction in axial lengthening with MiSight® 1 day lenses1**
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How MiSight® 1 day contact lenses work
The ActivControlTM Technology in MiSight® 1 day uses vision correction zones and treatment zones within the lenses to slow the axial elongation of the eyeball.1-3
By including both types of zones in the lens, it simultaneously corrects the child’s vision, while creating myopic defocus in all gazes.1
MiSight® 1 day contact lenses are patient and parent approved
Incorporating this technology into a 1-day disposable lens was based on the safety profile of lenses that are discarded after one day of use, as well as children’s ease of use and parental peace of mind. For children and parents, a multi-center study found1:
of children continued to express a strong preference for MiSight® 1 day contact lenses over their glasses at the 5 year visit4†
of children as young as 8 years old are able to insert and remove their lenses on their own5‡
of parents whose children were wearing MiSight® 1 day or Proclear® 1 day during a three-year study, rated their children ‘happy’ with the overall experience of wearing contact lenses4§
The additional benefits of contact lenses for children
Beyond standard vision correction, myopia management with a soft contact lens provides children with additional lifestyle benefits.
- Offering a comfortable wearing experience6
- Avoiding the worry of losing or breaking glasses
- Accommodating a more active lifestyle6
- Providing children who wear contact lenses a significantly better quality of life than kids wearing glasses, especially regarding athletics and appearance7
What do actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, CooperVision President Dan McBride and a young girl named Phoebe have in common? All three have myopia. Learn more about their stories and how CooperVision’s Brilliant Futures™ Myopia Management Program with MiSight® 1 day can make a difference for today’s age-appropriate children.*