Fatima’s journey with glasses started when she was nine. She thought it would be cool to wear glasses like her older sister. But when she tried on her sister’s glasses for fun one day, she didn’t just like the way she looked in them; she also noticed that she could see more clearly with them on. “That told me I might need eyeglasses like my sister. For actual seeing, not just for looking good,” she says.
Her parents took her in for an eye exam, and they found she had developed myopia and would need eyeglasses. The diagnosis hit them as a surprise. The parents began to worry when six months after Fatima’s initial eye exam, they found out that her prescription had changed, indicating rapid myopia progression. Fatima’s mother, Dhuha, says,
“I was so worried that her eyes were getting worse, so fast, in six months.”
Facing the prospect of their daughter’s vision getting worse, both parents were highly motivated to find something that could control her progressive myopia. “Myopia progression is irreversible, and as a parent, I don’t want to wait for it to be too late for me to act,” explained Samir. After some discussion, their ECP recommended that Fatima try MiSight® 1 day soft contact lenses.
Along with making her blurry vision immediately clear again,1 MiSight® 1 day contact lenses are FDA-approved* to slow the progression of myopia in children aged 8 to 12 at initiation of treatment,†2 and this strongly appealed to Fatima’s parents. Specially designed for young users, the lenses are comfortable3 and an easy fit for children.4 Before MiSight®, Fatima worried about her eyeglasses falling off while she was running, or skateboarding, or accidentally bumping into a classmate. Now, she can leave those worries behind.5
Dhuha and Samir are also leaving their concerns behind. As parents, they were happy they could find a solution for their child. Samir says, “It’s giving my child a chance for a better future and an opportunity for success.” Dhuha adds, “Nothing is going to prevent her from doing something she likes.”