- What is myopia?
- Why do kids get myopia?
- What are MiSight Contact Lenses?
- How Do MiSight Contact Lenses Work According to Optometrists?
At Eye Society, we care about children with myopia and want to provide the best care for them, depending on their needs. This article will help you know more about myopia and how MiSight lenses can provide treatment for myopia.
What is myopia?
Myopia, also called nearsightedness, is a refractive vision error that causes blurry vision at long distance. A third of the United States adult population is affected by this condition.
Myopia is also a genetic condition, which means that if a parent has it, there is a high probability that his or her child will also have it.
Myopia can lead to various negative vision and eye health conditions, such as an increased risk of glaucoma, myopic retinopathy, cataracts, and retinal detachments.
Why do kids get myopia?
There are a few reasons why your child could have myopia. They include:
- Genetics. As stated earlier, myopia is a genetic condition. If you have this eye condition, it could be the reason why your child also has it.
- Visual Skills. If the eye muscles do not work well together, they can cause a person’s myopia to worsen.
- Environment. If you spend too much time indoors reading and staring closely at the screen, your risk of developing myopia increases.
What are MiSight Contact Lenses?
MiSight lenses are designed for kids to control the progression of myopia. They are soft, and daily disposable contact lenses made with a special optical focus to effectively control myopia.
The best things about MiSight lenses is that they are comfortable, can be removed at the end of the day, and are a noninvasive way of controlling myopia.
How Do MiSight Contact Lenses Work According to Optometrists?
MiSight lenses reduce the progression of myopia in a patient by both correcting for nearsightedness, but also by focusing light in front of the patient’s retina.
This reduces the stimulus responsible for eyeball elongation, the primary mechanism responsible for myopia.
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If you are a Chicago resident and have any of these symptoms or suspect that you may be suffering from one of the mentioned conditions, you need to see our optometrists in Chicago immediately.
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