Contact lenses for myopia control in children
At Óptica Fernández Baca we are accredited for the indication of MiSight® to slow down the evolution of childhood myopia
Did you know that you can reduce the progression of your children's myopia? MiSight® lenses are control lenses with an optical design that helps children enjoy clear vision .
At Óptica Fernández Baca we are accredited for the indication of this type of daily and soft disposable contact lenses , suitable for children with this problem.
According to the studies carried out for the development of MiSight®, the risk of suffering from it increases by three if one of the parents has myopia . If both parents are myopic, the risk increases by seven. A compelling reason to go to regular check-ups with your optician or ophthalmologist.
Myopia increases due to excessive eye growth, which in the future leads to other eye pathologies. MiSight® experts determine that for years some specialists treated myopia through optical undercorrection , however this was not really beneficial.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently presented its first report on vision in the world, where it warns that the excessive time that children spend indoors affects the increase in problems with myopia.
Likewise, another study by the “Visión y Vida” association warns that more than half of children between the ages of 6 and 12 may have an uncorrected vision problem.
Some data that put on the table the need to slow down the evolution of childhood myopia and improve the visual health of children.
How to take care of children's eyesight
To make the population aware of the importance of taking care of their eyesight, at Óptica Fernández Baca we believe that it is essential to follow a series of recommendations to take care of the eye health of the youngest. These are some of the essentials:
- Take care of food
- Protect children from the negative effects of using devices such as smartphones or televisions (keeping your distance, not exceeding the usage time, among others).
- Do outdoor activities. It has been shown that they also slow the progression of myopia.