Myopia is a very common eye health condition. Often called “near-sighted,” a child with myopia can see clearly up close, but has blurry vision when looking at objects in the distance—like a smart board.
your child's vision
If your child is nearsighted with worsening vision, turn to VTI. We’ve got good news. VTI may be able to help slow or control your child’s myopia with specially designed contact lenses.
What is myopia?
What causes myopia?
What are the eye health risks?
The number of kids with myopia is growing at an alarming rate around the world.
The younger your child develops myopia, the greater the risk of serious eye conditions like retinal detachment, glaucoma, cataracts and even blindness.3
Beyond the eye health risks, myopia can negatively impact your child’s performance in school and other activities.
We may be able to help slow or control your child’s myopia with specially designed contact lenses.
Today, there are incredible options like NaturalVue® (etafilcon A) Multifocal 1 Day Contact Lenses—clinically effective for myopia progression control.3*
of children showed a decrease in myopia progression.1*
of children showed a complete halt of progression, with some showing reversal.1*
*Retrospective analysis of 32 children, ages 6 to 19, across 10 different practice locations who wore the lenses for 6-25 months.
Tips for reducing myopia
Visit your eye care professional early and often as your child grows.
We can identify myopic changes and work together to help slow or control advancement.
Limit your child’s time in front of computers, phones and tablets. Screen time is hard on their eyes and can contribute to myopia.
Encourage your child to spend more time outdoors. Outdoor light can be beneficial in slowing the onset or progression of myopia. Encourage outdoor time—at least 90 minutes a day.