The Brilliant FuturesTM Myopia Management Programme from CooperVision
Brilliant FuturesTM includes the proven MiSight® 1 day contact lenses, information, support and regular assessments with your eye care professional. The programme is specially designed to maximise the success of slowing down your child’s short-sightedness.
What is short-sightedness?
Short-sightedness, or myopia, typically starts in childhood and usually requires glasses or contact lenses to see the detail on a whiteboard or the TV, for example
How short-sightedness progresses
A child with short-sightedness may need a stronger prescription as they continue to grow.2 Prescription changes happen at a different rate for each child, so regular eye examinations are important to ensure they can see clearly.
Stronger prescriptions mean thicker glasses and children will become more and more reliant on them to see. While this is inconvenient, it may also lead to an increased risk of future eye health problems such as retinal detachments and myopic macular degeneration
Causes of short-sightedness
Short-sightedness is most commonly caused by the eye growing too long. Certain factors make a child more likely to become short-sighted, such as
Family history - Children who have short-sighted parents are more likely to inherit the condition. In fact, if both parents are short-sighted, there's a 50% chance their children will be short-sighted too.
Not enough time outdoors - Spending more time outdoors may help delay the onset of short-sightedness.5 Sunlight stimulates the production of vitamin D and dopamine, which are linked to healthy eye development.7,8 Experts recommend a minimum of 10 hours outdoors each week - about 90 minutes a day.
Too much time focusing on nearby objects - Modern lifestyles mean we spend more time focusing our eyes on nearby objects such as phones and tablets. It’s important to be mindful that activities such as computer use, reading and watching TV increase the chance of developing short-sightedness.
Now you can slow down short-sightedness
While traditional glasses and contact lenses provide clear vision, they don't
slow down the rate at which short-sightedness progresses. If your child is already short-sighted, there are some clinically proven options that can slow the rate of progression.
Orthokeratology lenses - Ortho-K contact lenses are worn overnight while sleeping to gently flatten the front surface of the eye, which temporarily reduces the short-sightedness. When removed each morning they can provide clear vision throughout the day, without glasses or contact lenses
Dual focus contact lenses - Dual focus contact lenses, such as MiSight® 1 day are worn during the day to correct vision and slow down the progression of short-sightedness. MiSight® 1 day
is just like a soft daily disposable contact lens but with a special optical design, proven to slow down the speed at which short-sightedness progresses