Home Easter Basket Ideas 7 Tips for Preparing Your Kids for Fall Sports By Katie LinebergerOctober 5, 2021 Search more like this age-appropriatehigh-qualityhow-tomartial-artssign-upmyopiavisionsportweartreatmentfalleyeeye-examage Read next Easter Basket Ideas Miracle Treat Day is Tomorrow & Your Blizzard Order Will Give Back to Kids Easter Basket Ideas Starbucks Hack: Here’s How to Order a Candy Corn Frappuccino Easter Basket Ideas Buzz Lightyear Is Getting His Own Movie & Here’s the First Trailer Easter Basket Ideas Channel Your Inner Clark Griswold with These 14 Holiday Inflatables Easter Basket Ideas Our Favorite Pumpkin Products of the Season Parents, we know you’ve got your team colors on and your blankets ready for those crisp fall Saturdays on the sideline. But before fall sports are in full swing, there are a few things you’ll want to do to have the best season ever. Read on for seven tips for prepping your kids for fall sports. MiSight® 1 day myopia control soft contact lenses from CooperVision are the first and only FDA-approved* product designed to slow the progression of myopia in children aged 8-12 at initiation of treatment.†1 When wearing MiSight® 1 day, your age-appropriate child can experience clear vision, freedom from glasses and continue to enjoy the activities they love.1-4 1. Make Sure You Sign Up Early Talk with your child about what sports they want to play this fall: Are they ready to try something new? Do they want to do a team sport, or do they prefer martial arts? Active, willing participation from your kids is an essential part of getting ready for fall sports. 2. Talk about Expectations Every family, and every child, is different. It’s important to maintain a balance of what is achievable (How often is practice? Who will get your child to and from practice?) and what will exhaust everyone in the family before winter hits. Take a look at your family calendar and talk about what will work for everyone, including you as the parent. It’s also a good idea to set clear academic expectations about homework, school projects and game days. 3. Get the Gear Team jerseys, protective gear such as shin guards and mouth guards and proper footwear are just a few things to put on your shopping list. Talk to other parents in your neighborhood or try consignment sporting goods stores to find deals on gently used equipment. 4. Get an Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam Make sure the “eye” in hand-eye coordination is at the forefront of your list by scheduling your child’s annual comprehensive eye exam. In particular, children who develop myopia, whose primary symptom is blurry distance vision (nearsightedness) can struggle in sports or other extracurricular activities. Make sure their eyes are healthy and talk to your eye doctor if your age-appropriate child is a candidate for MiSight® 1 day soft contact lenses. Designed for myopia control, they are the first and only FDA-approved* product proven to slow myopia progression in children, aged 8-12 at the initiation of treatment.†1 Children who wear contact lenses have a significantly better quality of life than kids wearing glasses, especially when it comes to athletics and appearance.5 5. Stock Up on Healthy Snacks Make sure their gear bag has a spot for high-protein, low sugar snacks that are great for grab-and-go before and after games. You’ll want a high-quality water bottle, too, to make sure your children stay properly hydrated. 6. Schedule a Physical If you haven’t already had their annual pediatrician’s visit, schedule your child for a well-child checkup before the start of any fall sports to make sure they are clear for any activities. Your doctor can also discuss the warning signs of concussions and how to manage them. 7. Have Fun! Take the time not just to attend games, but practice those skills with your child—it’s okay if you’re not the most amazing pitcher, your child might enjoy that just as much. Stay active with them and make the most of the beautiful fall weather. And don’t forget your camera! Learn more about MiSight® 1 day myopia control soft contact lenses from CooperVision, the first and only FDA-approved* product designed to slow the progression of myopia in children aged 8-12 at initiation of treatment.†1 Indications and Important Safety Information: RX Only Results May Vary. ATTENTION: Reference the Patient Information Booklet for a complete listing of Indications and Important Safety Information. *Indications: 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. Warnings: Problems with contact lenses could result in serious injury to the eye. Do not expose contact lenses to water while wearing them. Under certain circumstances MiSight® lenses optical design can cause reduced image contrast/ghosting/halo/glare in some patients that may cause difficulties with certain visually-demanding tasks. Precautions: Daily wear single use only. Patient should always dispose when lenses are removed. No overnight wear. Patients should exercise extra care if performing potentially hazardous activities. Adverse events: Including but not limited to infection/inflammation/ulceration/abrasion of the cornea, other parts of the eye or eyelids. Some of these adverse reactions can cause permanent or temporary loss of vision. If you notice any of the stated in your child, immediately have your child remove the lenses and contact your eye care professional. † Compared to a single vision 1 day lens over a 3 year period. 1. Chamberlain P, et al. A 3-year randomized clinical trial of MiSight® lenses for myopia control. Optom Vis Sci. 2019;96(8):556–567. 2. Sulley A, et al. Wearer experience and subjective responses with dual focus compared to spherical, single vision soft contact lenses in children during a 3-year clinical trial. Poster presented at AAO 2019, San Francisco, Calif. 3. Walline JJ, et al. Benefits of contact lens wear for children and teens. Eye Contact Lens. 2007;33(6 Pt 1):317-21. 4. Chamberlain P, et al, Further comparison of myopia progression in new and established myopia control treatment (MiSight® 1 day) groups. Presentation at BCLA 2019, 5. Rah MJ, et al. Vision specific quality of life of pediatric contact lens wearers. Optom Vis Sci2010;87(8):560-6.