MiYOSMART-Spectacle lenses for myopia control: Lead your children to a clearer future
Myopia (short-sightedness) has been the most prevalent visual problem amongst children. Clinical study found that the peak period of myopia progression of Chinese children is between the ages of 6-101. Children whose parents both have myopia are more likely to develop myopia2. Changes in lifestyle such as more frequent use of digital devices has increased their time spent on reading at close distances and reduced outdoor activities. This is likely to give rise to rapid myopia progression and result in high myopia.
People with high myopia have to rely on their glasses heavily, which brings about inconvenience in daily life. The higher the myopia, the more fragile the retina is. It also increases the risk of suffering from eye diseases such as cataract, glaucoma3, 4 and retinal detachment. Therefore, we should be cautious to the myopia development in our children. Appropriate treatments should be taken to control myopia progression so that children can maintain clear vision during their precious period of school life.
MiYOSMART is the latest spectacle lenses for myopia control developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and HOYA. MiYOSMART won the Grand Prize at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. It is designed with Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (DIMS) technology. Research showed that MiYOSMART slowed down myopia progress by 60%5 in participating children. 20% of the children had their myopia progression stopped completely!
To maximize the effectiveness of myopia control lenses, proper usage and good visual habits are essential. Myopia control consultants in Optical 88 will illustrate the lens design and myopia control mechanism to customers, together with advices on frame selection and fitting. Regular follow-ups will be provided to monitor proper lens usage and effectiveness on myopia control. To know more details, please visit our branches and meet our optometrists and myopia control consultants!
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- Kubo E, Kumamoto Y et al. Axial length, myopia and the severity of lens opacity at the time of cataract surgery. Arch Ophthalmol 2006 Nov; 124(11):1586-90.
- Perera SA, Wong TY et al. Refractive error, axial dimensions, and primary open-angle glaucoma: the Singapore Malay eye study. Arch Ophthalmol 2010 Jul; 128(7):900-5.
5.Myopia progression (SER) by 59% and axial elongation (AL) decreased by 60% compared with those wearing SV lenses. Lam CSY, Tang WC, Tse DY, Lee RPK, Chun RKM, Hasegawa K, Qi H, Hatanaka T, To Ch. Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (DIMS) spectacle lenses slow myopia progression: a 2-year randomised clinical trial. British Journal of Opthalmology. Published Online First: 29 May 2019. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2018-313739=