The MiSight 1 day soft contact lens is a dual focus lens with two zones for vision correction and two zones for treatments. It is the only contact lens in the United States that is approved by the FDA to manage myopia in children 8 to 12 years old.1 In a study by Chamberlain et al,2 children were randomly assigned to wear Proclear 1 day lenses or MiSight 1 day lenses. Of 144 candidates, 109 (75.5%) completed the 3 years of the study. The mean change in axial length was 52% less in the test group than the control group, and the refractive change was 59% less. The minimum recommended wear time for myopia management is 10 hours a day for 6 days a week.2

Coan Eye Care in Orlando, Florida was one of the first practices in the USA to become certified and trained in January 2020 for the “Brilliant Futures Program” to manage myopia in children.

Call us today to see if your child is a candidate for this treatment at 407-445-5170.


References:

  1. FDA approves first contact lens indicated to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children. U.S. Food & Drug Administration. November 15, 2019. www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-contact-lens-indicated-slow-progression-nearsightedness-children. Accessed May 7, 2020.
  2. Chamberlain P, Peixoto-de-Matos, SC, Logan NS, Ngo C, Jones D, Young G. A 3-year randomized clinical trial of MiSight lenses for myopia control. Optom Vis Sci. 2019; 96(8):556-567.