This week we’ve launched a new product, the MiYOSMART lens. It is a spectacle lens which is designed to help slow the progression of myopia (short-sightedness) in children, which has shown excellent results in a long term research study.
What is Myopia?
We have previously written a guide to Myopia in children, if you want to know more about the condition and how it affects children.
In general, myopia is the name for short-sightedness or nearsightedness and can affect children. If you have noticed your child or grandchild struggling to see clearly at a distance then Myopia could be the reason.
It is estimated 5 billion people, or half of the global population could be affected by short-sightedness by 2050.1
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.
What are MiYOSMART lenses?
MiYOSMART lenses are a new non-invasive myopia management solution. They are safe and convenient as they are just like wearing ordinary spectacle lenses. The lenses provide the vision correction so your child will experience comfortable vision for both near and distance vision. All this whilst also working to reduce the progression of their shortsightedness.
They are easy to adapt to and are suitable for full time daily wear for a wide range of activities.
How does MiYOSMART work?
Cutting edge research conducted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University showed that myopia progression can be managed by providing a clear vision and constant myopic defocus simultaneously.
MiYOSMART with D.I.M.S. technology is a single vision corrective lens with a convex surface that is comprised of hundreds of small segments, each providing myopic defocus.
In 2018, the MiYOSMART lens with D.I.M.S. technology was awarded the prestigious Grand Prize, Grand Award and Special Gold Medal at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, Switzerland.9
Non-invasive management of myopia, clinically proven to correct both myopias and provide effective management of myopic progression. Reduces myopia progression on average by 60%*
Made of polycarbonate material with high impact resistance**. Safe and durable, suitable for activewear. Provides comprehensive UV protection for
Water repellent – so easy to keep clean. Special anti-reflective durable coating.
If you think your child might be suffering from Myopia, then, firstly you need to book a professional eye exam. A qualified optometrist, such as Opticare’s optometrists can test and diagnose Myopia quickly and easily in children.
Children’s eye tests are free on the NHS, so you only need to find 20 minutes in your diary for what may make a huge difference to them.
If your child is diagnosed with Myopia, we can discuss ways to tackle it. MiYOSMART lenses are just 1 solution we use to control myopia, along with other treatments depending on what suits you and your child best.
Disclaimer – MiYOSMART lenses may not be able to address individuals’ conditions due to natural deficiencies illnesses, pre-existing medical conditions and/or advanced age of consumers. The information contained herein is general information and is not intended to constitute medical advice. Please consult your eye care professional for more information prior to the use of MiYOSMART lenses.
1. Holden B.A., Fricke T.R. Wilson D.A., Jong M., Naidoo KS., Sankaridurg P., Wong T.Y., Naduvilath T.J., Resniko_ S. Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050. American Academy of Ophthalmology. 05/2016, vol.123, no. 5, p. 1036– 1042. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2016.01.006.
* Myopia progression (SER) by 59% and axial elongation (AL) decreased by 60% compared with those wearing SV lenses.
**ANSI Z87.1 High-Velocity Impact Test:
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has established the most stringent impact and projectile penetration standards for ophthalmic lenses. The standard specified that high Impact lenses must pass “high velocity” testing where .” steel pallets are “shot” at the lens at a velocity of 150 feet-per-second. Polycarbonate passes ANSI Z87.1- the industry’s highest standards for high-impact resistance ensuring full protection to every wearer.