Sky’s the Limit for Phoebe Thanks to MiSight® 1 day
When Phoebe was diagnosed with myopia, her mom, Patty, knew she had to be proactive.
Patty was well acquainted with myopia because she had it herself. Diagnosed at a young age, Patty knew all the hardships. “I thought about my own journey with nearsightedness, and how my life was really affected growing up wearing glasses,” says Patty. So finding out that her daughter, Phoebe, also suffered from nearsightedness filled Patty with lots of concerns.
Myopia is the result of the eyeball growing longer than it should, or the cornea being curved too steeply, causing blurry distance vision or nearsightedness. For many kids like Phoebe, that means struggling to see the whiteboard in class and to make out the ball while playing sports.
Phoebe followed in her mom’s footsteps and got eyeglasses to correct her vision, but Patty was still worried about Phoebe’s eye health. As myopia worsens, eye health conditions can occur later in life like glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment, and macular degeneration.1 So after learning that Phoebe’s myopia had progressed and was steadily getting worse, her Eye Care Professional made a recommendation: MiSight® 1 day contact lenses.
After doing her research, Phoebe’s mom was immediately won over by MiSight® 1 day contact lenses by CooperVision®. Crafted to correct distance vision immediately,2 MiSight® 1 day soft contact lenses are specifically designed for myopia control and are FDA approved* to slow the progression of myopia in children aged 8 – 12 at the initiation of treatment.†3
“The fact that they are daily disposable, and FDA approved* to slow the progression of myopia in children aged 8 – 12 at the initiation of treatment†3 – to me, that’s really exciting. It just makes MiSight® 1 day lenses the best choice for Phoebe.” Now, Phoebe can participate in activities without uncertainty or worry. She says, “I wear them for the whole day. I forget they’re even there, they’re so comfortable.”
For Patty, being proactive about Phoebe’s eye health was the only choice: “I refused to let myopia limit my child.” Knowing that there was something that could be done about Phoebe’s progressive myopia was a comfort to both mother and daughter.
As Phoebe puts it, “It was a happy feeling.”
Indications and Important Safety Information
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.
- Flitcroft DI. The complex interactions of retinal, optical and environmental factors in myopia aetiology. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2012;31:622-60.
- Rah, M.J., et al. Vision-specific quality of life of pediatric contact lens wearers. Optom Vis Sci (2010); 87(8):560-566.
- Chamberlain, P., et al. A 3-year randomized clinical trial of MiSight® lenses for myopia control. Optom Vis Sci (2019); 96(8):556-567.