Charlotte Contact Lens Institute



An FDA-Approved Option for Myopia Management


- MiSight Certified Doctors & Myopia Management Specialists

A major focus of The Charlotte Contact Lens Institute is offering patients the highest performance myopia management options available, and MiSight is one of our most recommended myopia control options.

CooperVision’s MiSight 1 Day Contact Lenses are daily wear, single-use contacts that have been shown to slow the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in children aged 8 to 12 years old at the start of treatment. Slowing the progression of myopia in children may reduce their risk of developing severe eye diseases such as macular degeneration, retinal detachment and glaucoma later in life. MiSight contact lenses are FDA-approved for myopia control.

Myopia, which typically occurs in school-aged children is an eye condition where nearsightedness likely will continue to increase until the time the child turns about 20. According to the American Optometry Association, 34% of children ages 12-17 are myopic. However, for some ethnicities and groups of individuals the prevalence of myopia may be much higher.

What Are MiSight Contact Lenses?

MiSight contact lenses are daily disposable soft contact lenses designed to slow myopia progression in children. In this unique design, the central part of the MiSight contact lens corrects the refractive error, much like a traditional corrective lens. With MiSight the mid-peripheral part of the lens has uniquely designed concentric rings that direct light to focus on the retina, which has been shown to significantly reduce the stimuli which causes the eye to grow longer, thus slowing the progression of myopia.

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MiSight Certified Doctors in Charlotte

Our doctors lecture nationally on the topic of myopia management and are well versed on the various treatment options for myopia, including, but not limited to MiSight, orthokeratology (ortho-k) and the use of atropine.

Our technology is only found in a few offices nationwide, which allows our doctors to provide the best possible results to their myopia management patients. At our office you can expect a very thorough 1-1.5 hour exam which will be spent 100% of the time one-on-one with the doctor. There are several options for myopia management in children, and we will allow plenty of time to explain all potential options.

The safety and effectiveness of MiSight were studied in a 3-year clinical trial of 135 children aged 8 to 12 who were prescribed either MiSight or traditional soft contact lenses. Over the 3-year period, myopia progressed at a much slower rate — by 59% to be exact — in the children who wore MiSight contact lenses compared to the children who wore conventional soft contacts.

These results indicate that MiSight could be an excellent option for slowing myopia progression in your child.

  • Both Vision Correction ANDMyopia Control – MiSight contact lenses not only correct vision, but they also actively work to manage and slow down the progression of myopia.
  • Comfort – MiSight contact lenses are soft contact lenses which are designed with comfort in mind.
  • Daily Wear – MiSight lenses are daily disposable contact lenses, which eliminates the need for cleaning and storage, and also eliminates any concern of damage to the lens or the lens being misplaced.
  • Backed by Science – MiSight is backed by extensive research and clinical studies, and has proven efficacy to slow myopia progression.

MiSight contact lenses are a great option, but they aren’t for everyone.  There are other myopia management options available that the doctor will discuss with you as well.  See below for disadvantages of MiSight

  • MiSight is worn during the day, so it can be hard to monitor the status of your child’s lens during their daily activities.
  • Ill-fitting lenses can cause misalignment of vision zones, since they are standardized for all patients.
  • MiSight is not the ideal option for children with moderate astigmatism.

Atropine drops can help children with the slowing of myopia progression, but atropine does not correct a child’s vision.  Atropine can be used as a stand-alone, or in conjunction with myopia management treatment options such as ortho-k or MiSight.

Our Doctors Lecture Nationwide on MiSight & Myopia

Why Charlotte Contact Lens Institute for

The Team

The team at Charlotte Contact Lens Institute are MiSight certified experts, and lecture and train other doctors nationwide on MiSight.

Advanced Technology

Our office is one of a few practices in the country that is equipped with the Pentacam AXL Wave and Optovue Solix OCT, which aid in the design and (potential) adjustment of MiSight contacts.

Specializing in MiSight Myopia Control Treatment

We do not offer traditional eye exams for “normal” eyes, and instead, a large percentage of our patients come to looking for advanced and customized contacts, including customized MiSight myopia control options.

Access to the Doctor

Our doctors are available to answer questions you have after your exam, and will make sure you have the information needed in order to ensure the best possible outcome.

Unlimited Answers

We allow for enough time for thorough comprehensive exams, and plenty of time for answering questions. No rushing in and out here.


We keep our overhead costs low and offer very competitive prices as a result. We have monthly payment options available and also accept CareCredit™, HSA, & FSA.



Our doctors are nationally recognized for their knowledge of the most up-to-date research and effective methods in myopia management. Our doctors regularly present at both local and national meetings and conferences, where they share their knowledge and insights on myopia control, including MiSight.

Additionally, Dr. Cerenzie has been honored with the distinction of Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society (FSLS), which is bestowed on advanced level practitioners within the specialty lens industry. In fact, currently there are only approximately 300 members worldwide of this elite group of specialty contact lens doctors.

MiSight is one potential treatment option for myopia, and during an initial comprehensive exam, the doctor will discuss other potential treatment options, such as the use of atropine, or ortho-k. One of the benefits of visiting Charlotte Contact Lens Institute is the amount of one-on-one time with the doctor, which allows for plenty of time to ask questions and evaluate all options.

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