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EYE CARE INFO & UPDATES
We are delighted to the one of the first optometrists in Australia to be accredited to prescribe the new CooperVision MiSight 1 Day soft lens designed specifically to slow short-sightedness progression in children and teenagers.
Effective myopia control is now available in a safe, hygienic, daily disposable soft contact lens suitable for short-sighted children of all ages. This lens can reduce sight deterioration and myopia progression in children by around 50% - that means a -1.00 per year prescription increase can be halved to -0.50, significantly reducing the risk of developing high myopia (> -6.00) over time as the child grows up.
We believe this lens is a game-changer in myopia management and we are excited to have this product made available to our patients, as another option in our SightControl program prescribed at our practice.
Philip Cheng - B.Optom (Melb) Ocular Therapeutics (GCOT). Optometrist at Eyecare Concepts Kew East, Melbourne. An experienced eye care & contact lens practitioner with expertise in myopia control & orthokeratology.