When Phoebe was diagnosed with myopia, her mom, Patty, knew she had to be proactive.
Patty was well acquainted with myopia because she had it herself. Diagnosed at a young age, Patty knew all the hardships. “I thought about my own journey with nearsightedness, and how my life was really affected growing up wearing glasses,” says Patty. So finding out that her daughter, Phoebe also suffered from nearsightedness filled Patty with lots of concerns.
Myopia is the result of the eyeball growing longer than it should, or the cornea being curved too steeply, causing blurry distance vision or nearsightedness. For many kids like Phoebe, that means struggling to see the whiteboard in class and to make out the ball while playing sports.
Phoebe followed in her mom’s footsteps and got eyeglasses to correct her vision, but Patty was still worried about Phoebe’s eye health. As myopia worsens, eye health conditions can occur later in life like glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment, and macular degeneration. So after learning that Phoebe’s myopia had progressed and was steadily getting worse, her doctor made a recommendation: MiSight® 1 day contact lenses.
After doing her research, Phoebe’s mom was immediately won over by MiSight® 1 day contact lenses by CooperVision®. Crafted to correct distance vision immediately,2 MiSight® 1 day soft contact lenses are specifically designed for myopia control and are FDA approved* to slow the progression of myopia in children aged 8 – 12 at the initiation of treatment. †3
“The fact that they are daily disposable, and FDA approved* to slow the progression of myopia in children aged 8 – 12 at the initiation of treatment†3 – to me, that’s really exciting. It just makes MiSight® lenses the best choice for Phoebe.” Now, Phoebe can participate in activities without uncertainty or worry. She says, “I wear them for the whole day. I forget they’re even there, they’re so comfortable.”
For Patty, being proactive about Phoebe’s eye health was the only choice: “I refused to let myopia limit my child.” Knowing that there was something that could be done about Phoebe’s progressive myopia was a comfort to both mother and daughter.
As Phoebe puts it, “It was a happy feeling.”