Your child and short-sightedness
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be short-sighted,
our vision simulator helps to give some answers.
How short-sightedness progress
A child with short-sightedness may need a stronger prescription as they continue to grow.2 Prescription changes happen at a different rate for each child, so regular eye examinations are important to ensure they can see clearly. Stronger prescriptions mean thicker glasses and children will become more and more reliant on them to see. While this is inconvenient, it may also lead to an increased risk of future eye health problems such as retinal detachments and myopic macular degeneration.3
See an example below of estimated progression of Myopia for illustration purposes only.
Not enough time outdoors
Too much time focusing on nearby objects
How can we help?
Although there is currently no cure for myopia, we are able to fit your child with contact lenses that may slow down the progression of Myopia. Our eye care practitioners have extensive experience in myopia management and can advise suitable treatment tailored specifically for your child.
Contact Lenses designed for children
MiSight® 1 day is a daily disposable contact lens designed for children so they can get the dual benefit of clear, spectacle-free vision and the possibility of slowing down prescription changes by 59% on average.12
We now offer the Brilliant Futures™ Myopia Management Programme from CooperVision which includes the proven MiSight® 1 day contact lenses providing you with information, support and regular assessment. The programme is specially designed to maximise the success of slowing down your child’s short sightedness. Children as young as 8 can successfully wear contact lenses12 and tell us they:13
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MyopiaReportforWeb.pdf. Accessed August 2020. 10. Gifford P & Gifford, K. Optom Vis Sci. 2016;93:336–343. 11. The College of Optometrists. Myopia management. Available at: www.college-optometrists.org/ the college/policy/myopia-management.html. Accessed August 2020 12. Chamberlain P, et al. Optom Vis Sci. 2019;96:556–567. 13. Walline JJ, Jones LA, Sinnott L, et al. Randomized trial of the effect of contact lens wear on self-perception in children. Optom Vis Sci. 2009;86(3):222-232. 14. CVI Data on File 2019.