As we “fall back” for the end of Daylight Savings Time each autumn, myopia progression is instead poised to “spring forward.” Shorter daylight hours and more time spent indoors engaged in near work may contribute to the higher levels of myopia progression that research such as the COMET Study (Gwiazda et al) has identified during fall and winter months.
With the winter months now upon us, Drs. Darron Bacal, Thera Bowen, Christi Locke and Justin Kwan discussed this phenomenon and what eye care professionals can do in a recent webinar. Communicating with parents effectively and treating a child early emerged as key factors of myopia management success.
To learn more about the impact of lower levels of natural daylight during the winter months, as well as findings from the Year 7 MiSight® 1 day study data, watch the full webinar on-demand. Act now, change tomorrow.
Disclaimer: The stability of the myopia reduction effect 1-year post-treatment is being further evaluated in a post-approval study in the U.S. as a condition of FDA approval for MiSight 1 day.
*Indications for use: MiSight® 1 day (omafilcon A) soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses for daily wear are indicated for the correction of myopic ametropia and for slowing the progression of myopia in children with non-diseased eyes, who at the initiation of treatment are 8-12 years of age and have a refraction of -0.75 to -4.00 diopters (spherical equivalent) with ≤ 0.75 diopters of astigmatism. The lens is to be discarded after each removal.
 Gwiazda J, Deng L, Manny R, Norton TT; COMET Study Group. Seasonal variations in the progression of myopia in children enrolled in the correction of myopia evaluation trial. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Feb 4;55(2):752-8. doi: 10.1167/iovs.13-13029. PMID: 24408976; PMCID: PMC3915767.