Contact lenses that treat myopia

Looking better without glasses

If you’re a busy, active kid, wearing glasses can be a real nuisance. Glasses can fall off your face or break if you play sports. Children’s glasses are constantly needing to be fixed, adjusted or replaced because they get broken or are scratched to the point of uselessness.

Imagine a world where your child didn’t have to wear glasses. They could see clearly, and at the correct distance, all the while their nearsightedness, or myopia, progression is being managed. Innovative technology can help make his or her life easier.  MiSight® contact lenses help slow down the progression of their myopia while they get on and enjoy themselves.

MiSight® 1 day daily disposable contact lenses are proven to treat short-sightedness (myopia) in children. Developed by Cooper Vision, they are worn during the day and are an excellent alternative for kids who don’t like glasses but cannot wear orthokeratology (ortho-k) lenses at night. When worn as directed and under the supervision of a qualified eye care professional, they are considered to be a safe and effective option.

How do MiSight lenses work?

misight contact lensesMiSight® lenses work by altering the way light enters the eye. The lens has two treatment zones and two correction zones. The two treatment zones move the image to focus in front of the retina rather than behind it, which helps to slow axial elongation. The other two correction zones help correct myopia in all gaze positions and allow clear vision.

Myopia is a condition where the eye is too long or the cornea is too curved. This causes light to focus in front of the retina instead of on it, resulting in blurred vision for distant objects. MiSight® lenses are designed to slow axial elongation and correct vision. Additionally, the lenses are made of a material that allows oxygen to pass through to the eye. This is important for corneal health.

Studies have shown that children who wear MiSight® lenses have a slower rate of myopia progression compared to those who wear glasses or traditional soft contact lenses. However, the lenses must be worn regularly to slow axial elongation and myopia progression.

What is orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology, also known as OrthoK therapy, is a non-surgical way of correcting nearsightedness, or myopia. Orthokeratology contacts are rigid, gas-permeable moulds designed to be worn overnight. They are specially designed for each patient and work by gently reshaping the cornea to help the eyes focus better.

People with mild to moderate myopia (nearsightedness) are the primary candidates for OrthoK therapy. OrthoK therapy can also help people with astigmatism and hyperopia (farsightedness).

A clearer way to see the world

If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to treat eye problems such as myopia (nearsightedness) in your child, we think MiSight® lenses are a truly great option. Children can take back the freedom to play sports, and live their busy lives without the hassle of wearing glasses.

It is important to note that MiSight® lenses are not a permanent solution. Children also need to have regular eye checks. It’s recommended you consult with a qualified eye care professional before deciding if MiSight® lenses or any other contact lens or correction method is right for your child.

The best way to find out if your child is a good candidate for MiSight® or orthokeratology is to have their eyes checked. Come in and see one of our eye care specialists at John O’Connor Optometrists in Auckland. Our friendly opticians will explain all the ins and outs of MiSight® lenses and OrthoK therapy. Keen? Call our Newmarket Optometrists on 09 522 1283 or Henderson Optometrists on 09 836 1731. You can also send us an email enquiry via our contact page. We’d be happy to organise an appointment for you to talk to our optometrists at a time that suits.