Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a growing problem worldwide. It usually starts in childhood and progresses over time. Not only does it require glasses or contact lens use (or potentially refractive surgery later in life), it may also lead to eye health problems.
There are now options to slow the progression of myopia in children. Both spectacle and contact lenses for slowing myopia work in a similar fashion: they provide clear vision centrally, and blurred vision in the periphery. Studies have shown that this slows down the growth of the eye, and therefore slows myopia progression.
MiSight contact lenses have been shown to slow myopia progression by 59%. This is a daily disposable contact lens that was studied in children (study group was ages 8-12) wearing them at least 6 days per week and 11 hours per day.
Zeiss MyoVision Pro lenses have been shown to slow myopia progression by 30%. The studies show that the most successful results were in 6-12 year olds.