Myopia is a growing problem and global concern.
An estimated 5 billion people, or half of the global population, could be affected by shortsightedness by 2050.¹
What is Myopia?
Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of your child. Now and into the future, you want to see your child thrive. But you may have noticed your child struggling to see clearly at a distance, making it harder to concentrate at school and have a fulfilling experience at play. Your child may have myopia, also called short-sightedness. If left untreated in children, it can lead to lasting vision problems.
The incidence of myopia is expected to increase significantly as lifestyles change, with children taking part in more near-work activities like using digital devices, studying, reading, and spending less time outdoors. Hereditary, behavioural, and environmental factors also play a part.
Being able to have your child’s myopia diagnosed early not only corrects their vision now but can help slow the progression of myopia and preserve their vision and eye health for the future.
Today, in most cases, myopia is corrected with standard single vision spectacle lenses providing clear and sharp vision. However single vision spectacle lenses do not help to manage myopia by slowing down myopia progression.
That’s why MiYOSMART spectacle lenses were developed specifically for kids.
MiYOSMART spectacle lenses are the innovative solution for slowing down myopia progression by 60%² in an easy, safe, effective and non-invasive way. With revolutionary D.I.M.S. Technology, developed in collaboration with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, MiYOSMART spectacle lenses provide a full visual correction whilst the D.I.M.S. honeycomb-shaped segment area slows down myopia progression. The usage of the focus area and the defocus area provides clear vision and manages myopia simultaneously.
• Unique, innovative solution for managing myopia.
• Child-friendly, easy to adapt and non-invasive.
• Clinically proven effectiveness in slowing down myopia progression.
Beyond correcting myopic refractive error, a two-year clinical trial shows that MiYOSMART spectacle lenses with D.I.M.S. (Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments) Technology work with slowing down myopia progression on average by 60% and halt myopia progression by 21.5%³ going a long way toward protecting your child’s vision and wellbeing in the long-term. By slowing down the progression of myopia and its associated eyesight deterioration, children can enjoy their lives more by seeing clearly.
Care goes beyond the lens
Seek regular eye care.
Make sure that your child has regular eye examinations to ensure that myopia or other vision problems are detected and treated early, reducing the worsening of vision, myopia progression and potential complications of high myopia.
Take regular breaks.
Reduce your child’s eye strain by reminding him or her to take breaks from intensive screen time or near-work.
To find out more about MiYOSMART
¹ MarkA. Builimore, Eric R. Ritchey, Sunil Shah, Nicolas Leveziel, Rupert R A Boume, D. lan Flitcroft. The Risks and Benefits of Myopia Control, Ophthalmology, 2021, ISSN 0161-6420, https://dol.org/10. 1016/.ophtha 2021.04.032.
² 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 Ophthalmology. ³ Based on # lenses sold per Hoya sales data on file as of December 2021. Individual wearer results may vary. Published Online First: 29 May 2019. The 2-year randomized clinical trial involved 160 children aged 8 to 13.