Myopia Series (Part 4 of 6)
Understanding Your Child’s Myopia
Myopia Treatments For Children
Research shows that there are now methods which are proven to offer a chance to slow or prevent the progression of myopia and these techniques are most effective when used at an early age.
Whilst there are no guarantees that any specific myopia treatments for children will work for your child, it is well established that no intervention is likely to result in higher levels of myopia as your child grows older.
Spectacle Treatment for Progressive Myopia
There are 2 main brands of Myopia Management spectacles with plenty of peer-reviewed research that shows that by using these specialised spectacle lenses we can now offer your child a truly revolutionary lens design which has been shown to reduce the rate of progression in myopic children and teenagers by an average of about 60%!
MiYOSMART Lenses from Hoya
Miyosmart lenses incorporate unique patented (D.I.M.S.) technology that reduces the stimulus to excessive growth of the eye, which is the main cause of rapidly increasing myopia. The lens provides a full vision correction with a ring-shaped treatment zone to slow down myopia progression. The combination of the focus zone and treatment zone provides clear vision and manages myopia simultaneously.
The lens is a very effective method to manage myopia and can be fitted to a child at any age like regular single vision lens and is now available as part of one of our Myopia Management Treatment Programmes.
Stellest Lenses from Essilor
These lenses correct myopia progression as well as providing crisp, clear vision for your children. They are digitally produced with a unique constellation of lenslets which creates a volume of signal into the wearer’s eye that controls the eye growth. This signal helps to reduce the eye elongation and therefore lower the risk of myopia progression.
Stellest lenses slow down myopia progression by 67% on average, compared to single vision lenses when worn 12 hours a day every day.