Coopervision MiSight Contact Lenses
We’re pleased to be accredited practitioners for Coopervision MiSight, a specialist contact lens that is proven to slow the progress of myopia. Not only do they correct your child’s vision so that they can see clearly throughout the day, but they also have a special optical design that helps slows down the progression of their myopia. They can be worn by children as young as 6-years old, and we will make sure they are totally confident in applying and removing their lenses and how to look after them before taking them away. The study that looked at how effective these lenses are had feedback from parents that only very rarely did they have to remind or help their children remove the lenses. On top of this 9/10 kids say they prefer wearing the lenses to glasses!
How effective are they?
MiSight contact lenses have been the subject of a 3-year long study comparing the specialist lens with a standard contact lens in children between 8 and 12-years old. The study found that wearing the lenses for 10 hours a day, 6 days a week slowed down myopia progression by 59%, with no serious complications reported in any of the children across the three years.
Are they safe?
Because these lenses are single-use and sterile in their packaging, the risk of infection is low. In fact, evidence suggests that the risk of some complications is lower in children than adults. We find that children tend to get into good habits and are so keen to carry on wearing the lenses that they care for them very well!
For reassurance, we are always at the other end of the phone, and you can come to see us for any little query as part of our Eyeplan scheme.
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If you have any questions, or if you would like to discuss myopia management for your child, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email.