Myopia is currently being described as a global pandemic, with 50% of the world’s population predicted to have myopia by 2050.

Myopia occurs when the eyeball grows too quickly during childhood, causing objects in the distance to appear blurred and fuzzy. The average age for developing myopia is getting younger, meaning faster and more eye growth increasing the likelihood of high myopia and a higher risk of developing eye diseases such as retinal detachment, myopic macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts.

Managing myopia as early as possible is key to slowing down the progression of the condition. There are now a few methods of myopia management available for children, including MiSight® 1 day contact lenses from Coopervision.

MiSight contact lenses are a daily disposable soft contact lens. Their unique design uses ActivControl® technology, a multifocal concept that creates myopic defocus while correcting the vision. The defocusing rings if the lens tricks the body into thinking the eyeball is already too big slowing down it’s growth. Soft daily contact lenses are ideal for children as they are easy to adapt to and manage and are perfect for an active lifestyle.

For more information about MiSight® contact lenses, myopia and other management products contact your local Bush Opticians and speak to a member of our team.

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