Treating Myopia at Maine Optometry

At our Saco location and hopefully more soon, Maine Optometry is proud to offer Brilliant Futures™ with MiSight® 1 day contact lenses, the first and only contact lens FDA-approved to slow the progression of myopia (commonly referred to as nearsightedness) in children 8-12 years old. Schedule your myopia management appointment today with your team of trusted doctors here at Maine Optometry, and learn more about myopia and the Brilliant Futures™ program below.

What Causes Myopia?

Nearly all parents agree—your child’s eye health is absolutely essential to their overall well-being. Across the globe, myopia (nearsightedness) is on the rise, particularly among school-aged children. A study published in the journal Ophthalmology estimates that by the year 2050, approximately half of the world’s population will be nearsighted.

As more and more of our daily lives rely on electronic devices, especially in the age of COVID-19, where Zoom calls and classes have replaced many person-to-person interactions, screen time takes a toll on our eyes. Although genetics do play a factor in myopia developing in children (kids with one or two myopic parents are more likely to be myopic), time spent on screens has a direct link to myopia. Simply put, children who spend more time on activities such as reading or using handheld electronic devices and less time on outdoor activities are more prone to becoming myopic.

The Solution: The Brilliant Futures™ Myopia Management Program

Fortunately, Maine Optometry is proud to offer the Brilliant Futures™ Myopia Management Program at our Saco location, a comprehensive approach to myopia management designed to support the busy lifestyles of your children while providing a comfortable and effective solution for myopia. MiSight® 1 day contact lenses are a soft contact lens that uses ActivControl™ Technology to slow the elongation of the eyes by simultaneously correcting a child’s vision and training the eye to resist growing in length. The program includes an annual supply of MiSight® 1 day contact lenses, free shipping and free returns, access to online support tools and a mobile app with education resources and appointment reminders. Schedule your MiSight® 1 day contact lenses appointment today.

Backed by Clinical Data and Loved by Children

In clinical trials, MiSight® 1 day contact lenses, offered at Maine Optometry, were shown to slow the progression of myopia in children 8-12 years old with a 59% average reduction in prescription change and a 52% reduction in eye lengthening. Children who tried MiSight® 1 day lenses reported loving their lenses: 90% of children continued to express a strong preference for MiSight® 1 day contact lenses over their glasses even after their 5 year visit and over 90% of parents whose children wore MiSight® 1 day rated their children ‘happy’ with their overall experience.

With MiSight® 1 day contact lenses, your child’s development of myopia will slow substantially as they enjoy a comfortable contacts lens experience. Ensure your child’s brilliant future today by scheduling your myopia management consultation with Maine Optometry on our site. We hope to offer the Brilliant Futures™ program at all of our locations soon!