Myopia is a common eye condition in children with a primary symptom of nearsightedness. Distant objects appear blurry because their eyes grow longer over time. Unfortunately, the condition tends to worsen without treatment.
Paul Vision Institute is pleased to offer MiSight contact lenses in Wilmington, NC for the treatment of myopia in children ages 8 to 12. MiSight contact lenses have received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and studies indicate that children who wear them daily show an average reduction of 59 percent in the progression of their myopia symptoms.
MiSight Contact Lenses are Child-Friendly
Optometrists have long considered contact lenses something to prescribe to adults only. The prevailing thought was that most children didn’t have the maturity to be responsible for inserting and removing contact lenses each day. The introduction of contact lenses made just for kids a few years ago changed their thinking on that topic. The lenses are soft, comfortable, easy to insert and remove, and made for daily use. Children replace their lenses each day with a new pair.
Benefits of MiSight Contact Lenses
These contact lenses don’t just help children see better at home, at school, and while participating in the community. They alter the way their eyes develop during the important pre-teen years so that the eyes don’t grow too long for them to see objects at a distance clearly. Instead of vision growing worse over the years as is typical with myopia, children who wear MiSight lenses can look forward to better vision in the future.
Since MiSight provides children with daily lens, they don’t have to assume the responsibility of cleaning them. Parents also don’t have to worry about the aggravation and expense of lost or broken eyeglasses.
Could MiSight contact lenses be right for your child? Please schedule a consultation with Paul Vision Institute to learn more about them.