AASHINI'S STORY

The Best of Both Worlds for Aashini’s Eyes

Aashini struggling to see the whiteboard was the first sign to her parents that she was developing nearsightedness. But Ahanitha, Aashini’s mother, says she wasn’t surprised. “My husband and I both have myopia, so Aashini’s more likely to become nearsighted as well.” In fact, when one parent is nearsighted, a child is 3x more likely to develop the condition1, and when both parents are nearsighted, as is the case for Aashini, the child is 6x more likely.2

Despite consistent doctor check-ups and new glasses, Aashini’s myopia rapidly progressed from -1.00 to -2.50. This is when Ahanitha began to worry.


“My own prescription is -2.00. That Aashini’s prescription has already surpassed mine made me very concerned for the future of her eye health.”
Aashini's Mother

Severe myopia can lead to irreversible conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment and macular degeneration.3 “I knew that her risk for other serious eye conditions was increasing with every diopter,” she says. When MiSight® 1 day contact lenses became available, Aashini’s parents didn’t hesitate to try the daily disposable contact lenses that are designed specifically for myopia control in age-appropriate children.4

What made MiSight® 1 day contact lenses by CooperVision® appealing to Aashini’s parents was that they offered “the best of both worlds.” Specially crafted for children who have myopia, these contact lenses correct distance vision immediately5 and slow the progression of myopia in age-appropriate children.†4 All this, while giving her the freedom to pursue her various activities and interests without discomfort or inconvenience.6 This was a massive win for Aashini who marvels at the lenses’ ease4 and comfort7: “They don’t bother me when I read a book, play sports, or use the computer.”

For her parents, “MiSight® 1 day has been a game changer.” The lenses have given Aashini and her parents peace of mind because they know her myopia is under control. Ahanitha puts it simply. “It feels good knowing there’s something that we can do for our daughter’s eye health.”

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    Indications and Important Safety Information

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    Results may vary. 

    ATTENTION: USA Indications: MiSight® 1 Day (omafilcon A) Soft (Hydrophilic) Contact Lenses for daily wear are indicated for the correction of myopic ametropia and for slowing the progression of myopia in children with non-diseased eyes, who at the initiation of treatment are 8-12 years of age and have a refraction of -0.75  to -4.00 diopters (spherical equivalent) with ≤ 0.75 diopters of astigmatism. The lens is to be discarded after each removal. Canadian Indication: MiSight (omafilcon A) Soft Contact Lenses for Myopia Control are indicated for the correction of ametropia (myopia and hyperopia) in aphakic and non-aphakic persons with non-diseased eyes in powers from -20.00D to +2.00 diopters. The lenses may be worn by persons who exhibit astigmatism of -2.00 diopters or less that does not interfere with visual acuity. MiSight (omafilcon A) Soft Contact Lenses for Myopia Control may reduce the rate of myopia progression in children (6-18) and correct ametropia.  Reduction of myopia progression was observed in children with wearing time of 12 hours (8-16 hours) per day, 6.4 days (5-7) per week in a clinical study. Permanent myopia control after lens treatment is discontinued is not supported by clinical studies. MiSight (omafilcon A) Soft Contact Lenses for Myopia Control are indicated for single use daily disposable wear.  When prescribed for daily disposable wear, the lens is to be discarded after each removal. Warnings: Problems with contact lenses could result in serious injury to the eye.  Do not expose contact lenses to water while wearing them. No overnight wear. Patients should exercise extra care if performing potentially hazardous activities. Adverse events:  Including but not limited to infection/inflammation/ulceration/abrasion of the cornea, other parts of the eye or eyelids.  Some of these adverse reactions can cause permanent or temporary loss of vision.  If you notice any of the stated adverse reactions in your child, immediately have your child remove the lenses and contact your eye care professional.

    †Compared to a single vision 1 day lens over a 3 year period.

    References:

    1. Jiang, X., Tarczy-Hornoch, K., Cotter, S.A., et al. Association of Parental Myopia With Higher Risk of Myopia Among Multiethnic Children Before School Age [published online ahead of print, 2020 Mar 19]. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(5):1-9.
    2. Mutti, D.O., Mitchell, G.L., Moeschberger, M.L., Jones, L.A., Zadnik, K. Parental myopia, near work, school achievement, and children's refractive error. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2002; 43(12):3633-3640. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0412
    3. Flitcroft DI. The complex interactions of retinal, optical and environmental factors in myopia aetiology. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2012;31:622-60.
    4. Chamberlain, P., et al. A 3-year randomized clinical trial of MiSight® lenses for myopia control. Optom Vis Sci. (2019); 96(8):556-567.
    5. Rah, M.J., et al. Vision-specific quality of life of pediatric contact lens wearers. Optom Vis Sci2010;87(8):560-6.
    6. Walline, J.J., et al. Benefits of contact lens wear for children and teens. Eye Contact Lens. 2007; 33(6 Pt 1):317-21.
    7. Sulley A et al, Wearer experience and subjective responses with dual focus compared to spherical, single vision soft contact lenses in children during a 3-year clinical trial. AAO 2019 Poster Presentation.