Myopia (nearsightedness) is a common vision condition in which you can see objects near to you clearly, but objects farther away are blurry. It may develop gradually or rapidly, often worsening during childhood and adolescence.

Multiple causative factors are closely linked to the development of Myopia, such as genetic, reading and close-up works, and environmental conditions.

Severe nearsightedness puts you at an increased risk of retinal detachment, glaucoma, cataracts and myopic maculopathy. The tissues in elongated eyeballs are stretched and thinned, causing tears, inflammation, new blood vessels that are weak and bleed easily, and scarring.

The following options are clinically proven effective for treating myopia progression in kids:

  • Myopia control spectacle lenses, which tend to be the most comfortable treatment method for young patients
  • Myopia control soft contact lenses for during the day
  • Myopia control hard contact lenses that the child only wear at night
  • Myopia control with pharmaceutical eye drops (atropine) administered in eye clinic or hospital eye department.

The myopia control spectacle lens treatment modality for children offers non-invasive intervention compared with using pharmaceutical (atropine eye-drops) and contact lens treatments. No matter the particular approach for managing myopia in children, it should be combined with a healthy lifestyle to achieve the desired treatment outcome.

 

Essilor Stellest lenses

Using H.A.L.T. technology creating 1021 invisible microlenses spread on 11 rings on the lens peripheral zone forming a clear image shell following the posterior retinal shape allowing myopia control function to be effective in all position of gaze.

 

HOYA MiyoSmart lenses

MiyoSmart myopic control spectacle lens which appears like normal single vision lens using Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments Technology or “D.I.M.S. Technology, for myopia control in children and youth, developed in cooperation with their partner, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Wearing defocus spectacles daily significantly slows myopia progression and axial elongation in myopic school children aged 8 to 13.

Children wearing these lenses have myopia progression significantly reduced by 52%, axial elongation reduced by 62%, and in 21.5 per cent of the children, the myopia progression halted completely.

 

 

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