New contact lens to slow down myopia (short-sight) in children

Lynne Fernandes and Corrina McElduff (pictured left to right) are the only optometrists in the South West to have undergone the detailed training required to prescribe the new, ground-breaking CooperVision MiSight® 1 day contact lens.

MiSight® 1 day contact lens launched in the UK in March, has been developed specifically for children and scientifically proven to reduce myopic progression by up to 59% over two years*.

Myopia develops because the eyeball is slightly too long. It usually begins in childhood and cases have doubled over the last thirty years in the UK.  It is known that genetics play their part, with two myopic parents more likely to have myopic children than non-myopic parents.

Corrina McElduff, who specialises in myopia management, says, “We have been running myopia clinics for some time. It’s a condition that I am passionate about helping patients with. Although myopia cannot be cured, it can be slowed down. The younger you start treatment the better the chance of success. A child with low myopia in year 7 will most likely not be able to read the top letters on the eye chart without glasses by year 10. It’s so important that we do all we can to preserve our children’s vision.”

Lynne concludes, “We’re sure that the new lens will be welcomed by parents, particularly by those who are themselves short-sighted. As specialists in myopia management, we’re thrilled to be able to offer this revolutionary contact lens for children 5 years old and up.”

Visit –* Call 0117 942 6843 Pop in to 75 Gloucester Rd, BS7 8AS

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