Day (Contact) Lenses for Progressive Myopia? (Part 6 of 6)
Understanding your child’s Myopia | Day (Contact) Lenses for Progressive Myopia? (Part 6 of 6)
These specialised contact lens designs offer an excellent alternative for vision correction to slow the progression of myopia. There are 3 main types available in the UK & studies have shown that they all have a similar success rate.
They are used in the same way as regular soft contact lenses and are recommended to be worn for a minimum of 10 hours a day and for at least 6 days a week. Remember, when these specialised contact lenses for myopia control are not being worn, there is no effective treatment for your child’s eyes. For the best results, use of these Myopia Day Lenses can be combined with Spectacles for Myopia Management so that when your child is not wearing the contact lenses, their eyes are still receiving myopia control treatment with glasses.
Daily Disposable Myopia Day Contact Lenses
As the name suggests these are contact lenses that are worn once, through the day and then discarded in the evening. When worn, they give clear and comfortable vision as well as slowing down myopic progression.
There are 2 main brands that we offer at Hammond Opticians. Both Misight and NaturalVue® contact lenses have been shown to significantly reduce the rate of myopia progression in children. This means that if your child is fitted early enough with these lenses, there is a strong chance that they will end up with less than half the strength of myopia than if fitted with conventional contact lenses or spectacles.
These contact lenses are very comfortable to wear and completely safe for children from the age of 7 years (with parental support). Once fitted, our expert contact lens practitioners will arrange a care plan for your child to ensure that they continue to use them safely and successfully. Best of all, by being part of our iComplete member plan, all consultations are free of charge
Reusable Myopia Day Contact Lenses
These are custom-made, specialised soft reusable myopia contact lenses that are worn during the day and removed at night. They are used for a calendar month before being replaced.
MYLO Monthly Contact Lenses are licenced for use in Myopia Management Treatment Programmes using patented technology, which slows myopia progression and supports a comfortable wearing experience. It’s soft, flexible material ensures an excellent fit and easy handling, especially for the youngest contact lens wearers.
As a monthly disposable contact lens, MYLO offers the widest range of parameters which enables it to be used for children with a much higher level of starting myopia (short-sightedness), beyond all the other treatment options currently available. The cleaning regime used to maintain the quality of the lenses through the month is simple and effective.