Slow down your child's myopia progression!
But wait...what is Myopia!?
Myopia – often referred to as nearsightedness – is a common eye health condition that occurs when the eye becomes too long and causes light rays to focus incorrectly, making distance vision blurry
What causes it?
Family history affects a child’s risk of myopia.
If neither parent has myopia, the chance the child will develop myopia is about 1 out of 4.
If one parent has myopia, it increases the child’s chance of developing myopia by 3x.
If both parents have myopia, the risk doubles to 6x.
Reduced time spent outdoors, vitamin D intake, and dopamine levels increase the likelihood of being myopic.
Increased amount of time spent on computer screens, phones, video games, and other electronic devices may also increase the risk of myopia.
Time spent in poor lighting can also increase the risk of developing myopia.
And it's only getting WORSE!
In the early 1970s, only 25% of Americans were nearsighted. Today, more than 40% of Americans have myopia, and that number is increasing at an alarming rate, especially among school-age children.
By 2050, 58% of the North American population is predicted to be myopic!
Why slow it down?
Often, only the symptoms of myopia are treated. However, leaving myopia unmanaged may contribute to severe eye health complications later in life including:
Retinal Detachment: The risk of retinal detachment is anywhere from 3-20x greater compared to people without myopia, depending on the level of myopia.
Cataracts: Though cataracts can affect anyone as they age, they often develop sooner in those who have myopia.
Glaucoma: Studies show those with myopia have a 2-3x greater risk of developing glaucoma than non-myopics. Glaucoma can lead to permanent loss of vision in the affected eye(s).
Myopic Maculopathy: Myopic maculopathy can result in vision loss earlier in life than glaucoma or retinopathies.
So how can you help your child?
Our certified myopia management specialist, Dr. Amanda Scalise, is here to help!
She uses the new MiSight® 1 day contact lenses; the first and only soft contact lens specifically designed for myopia control and FDA-approved to slow the progression of myopia in children, aged 8-12 at the initiation of treatment.
How does it work?
They use ActivControl™ Technology which features a special design with alternating vision correction and treatment zones to improve blurred distance vision while simultaneously preventing myopia from getting worse.
What is the Brilliant Futures™ Myopia Management Program?
The Brilliant Futures™ Myopia Management Program is a comprehensive approach to myopia management built around MiSight® 1 day contact lenses, the first and only contact lens FDA-approved to slow the progression of myopia in children age 8-12 at initiation of treatment. This program is designed to fit busy lifestyles and offer you and your child the support you need to succeed.
The program extends several benefits to both parents and children including:
An annual supply of MiSight® 1 day daily disposable lenses
Free shipping and free returns
Hassle free exchanges if prescription changes
Program transparency; office visits outlined for the entire year, all included in the package pricing
Access to online support tools
An interactive mobile app to keep you engaged with your child’s program of care by providing convenient access to myopia management information, lens handling instructions and videos, appointment scheduling and reminders, product ordering and more
Please note; there are currently no insurances that cover myopia management. There is a fixed, flat fee paid upfront that covers all of the above.
I understand. My child should grow stronger, their nearsightedness should NOT!
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