Aashini struggling to see the whiteboard was the first sign to her parents that she was developing nearsightedness. But Ahanitha, Aashini’s mother, says she wasn’t surprised. “My husband and I both have myopia, so Aashini’s more likely to become nearsighted as well.” In fact, when one parent is nearsighted, a child is 3x more likely to develop the condition1, and when both parents are nearsighted, as is the case for Aashini, the child is 6x more likely.2
Despite consistent doctor check-ups and new glasses, Aashini’s myopia rapidly progressed from -1.00 to -2.50. This is when Ahanitha began to worry.
“My own prescription is -2.00. That Aashini’s prescription has already surpassed mine made me very concerned for the future of her eye health.”
Severe myopia can lead to irreversible conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment ad macular degeneration.3 “I knew that her risk for other serious eye conditions was increasing with every diopter,” she says. When MiSight® 1 day contact lenses became available, Aashini’s parents didn’t hesitate to try the daily disposable contact lenses that are designed specifically for myopia control in age-appropriate children.4
What made MiSight® 1 day contact lenses by CooperVision® appealing to Aashini’s parents was that they offered “the best of both worlds.” Specially crafted for children who have myopia, these contact lenses correct distance vision immediately5 and slow the progression of myopia in children aged 8 – 12 at the initiation of treatment.†4 All this, while giving her the freedom to pursue her various activities and interests without discomfort or inconvenience.6 This was a massive win for Aashini who marvels at the lenses’ ease4 and comfort7: “They don’t bother me when I read a book, play sports, or use the computer.”
For her parents, “MiSight® 1 day has been a game changer.” The lenses have given Aashini and her parents peace of mind, because they know her myopia is under control. Ahanitha puts it simply. “It feels good knowing there’s something that we can do for our daughter’s eye health.”