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Family Eyecare Solutions Offers MiSight 1 Day Child-friendly Daily Disposable Contact Lenses Proven to Slow the Progression of Nearsightedness

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HANOVER, MA, ISSUED JANUARY 26, 2024… Family Eyecare Solutions, an optometry practice specializing in vision therapy, myopia control, and post-concussion vision syndrome and led by Development Optometrist Laura Vasilakos, OD, FCOVD, is offering MiSight 1 Day child-friendly daily disposable contact lenses proven to slow the progression of nearsightedness, also known as myopia, in children aged 8-12 at the initiation of treatment.

MiSight 1 day contact lenses with ActivControl® Technology not only correct nearsightedness – they’re also the first soft contact lenses proven to slow the progression of myopia in children aged 8-12 at initiation of treatment. When wearing MiSight 1 day contact lenses, age-appropriate children can experience clear vision, freedom from glasses and continue to enjoy the activities they love.

MiSight® 1 day contact lenses are FDA-approved to slow the progression of myopia in children 8 to 12 years of age at initiation of treatment. That means that they’ve been comprehensively tested over an extended period and have met all of the safety criteria required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

To be nearsighted means that you are literally “near-sighted” — you can see nearby objects clearly, but distant objects look blurry.  Causes of myopia can be heredity, too much time spent on computers and cell phones, lack of sunlight exposure, and poor eye teaming and focusing.  Children who spend more than 7 hours a week using computers and mobile video games triple their risk for myopia.

 The younger the child develops myopia, the worse the myopia may become.  Once myopia starts, it’s irreversible.  So, it is important to be proactive and start myopia control once diagnosed. Single vision eyeglasses and contact lenses do not slow down the progression of myopia. In children, it’s common for prescriptions for glasses & contact lenses to grow stronger each year.  During the ages of 6-12, children’s eyes are growing the fastest. 

Myopia can increase your child’s risk of certain sight-threatening eye diseases.   Dr. Laura monitors myopia by measuring eye length, called axial length.  Monitoring axial length can be crucial in predicting the progression of myopia, especially in children, and in determining the appropriate treatment options. Longer axial lengths are often associated with higher degrees of myopia, which means that people with longer eyeballs are likely to have more severe nearsightedness. 

 “We have seen remarkable results in our patients using MiSight 1,” said Dr. Laura Vasilakos, founder of Family Eyecare Solutions.  “Children preferred the soft contact lenses to wearing glasses and found them easy to use. They are a great tool in preventing and treating vision problems.”

About Family Eyecare Solutions

Family Eyecare Solutions is an optometry practice specializing in vision therapy, myopia control, and post-concussion vision syndrome that was founded by Development Optometrist Laura Vasilakos, OD, FCOVD in 2018.  Located at 51 Mill Street, Building E, Suite 21 B, in Hanover, Massachusetts, Family Eyecare Solutions serves patients from the surrounding areas of Randolph, Stoughton, Marshfield, Canton, Weymouth, Rockland, Sharon, Abington, Hingham, Hanover, Norwell, Cohasset, Pembroke, Plymouth, Quincy, and Kingston.  For more information, please call 781-829-9400, email info@familyeyecaresolutions.com, or visit www.familyeyecaresolutions.com.