Soft Contact Lenses For Myopia Control

Soft Contact Lenses For Myopia Control

Over the years, contact lenses have evolved. New soft contact lenses called MiSight and Abiliti are giving children a new and improved option. These lenses effectively treat myopia, otherwise known as nearsightedness.


Of all correctable visual impairments, myopia ranks number one. With this condition, the eye grows too long from the front to the back. As a result, images don’t focus on the retina. Instead, they focus at the front of it. With this refractive error, individuals can see things up close without any problem but everything at a distance appears blurry. Over time, myopia in children typically worsens. This refractive error puts them at risk of developing other problems. For example, they’re more prone to having premature cataracts and detached retinas as an adult.

To treat this condition, most opt for prescription eyeglasses or contacts. Although MiSight and Abiliti Lenses work similarly to conventional lenses, they’re unique.

Benefits Of Soft Contact Lenses for Myopia Control

MiSight and Abiliti lenses slow the progression of myopia in children between the ages of eight and 12.

They are the only contact lenses on the market capable of doing this with the approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

It’s important to note that these contacts aren’t made for overnight wear and are worn once a day before being discarded.

Uniquely Designed

Soft contact lenses for myopia control work because of their unique design. After placing them in the eyes, one portion of the lens corrects the refractive error of nearsightedness allowing the individual to see things at a distance. Another part of the lens focuses some light in front of the retina causing the progression of myopia to slow down.

These contact lenses are ideal for both slight and severe cases of myopia. Even some of the other more advanced contacts can only correct around 1.00D. For short-sight prescriptions, your optometrist can prescribe contacts as low as -0.25D and as high as -8.00D.

Correcting Vision Safely And Effectively

 Soft contacts are not ordinary lenses. Rather, they treat the myopia refractive error so that children can see better, prevent their vision from becoming worse, and reduce the risk of additional eye and vision-related problems. Everything combined makes these contact lenses a perfect choice for treating myopia in children.