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Did you know:

  • 80% of learning occurs through vision?

  • 1 in 3 children can’t see the classroom board clearly

  • By 2050, it’s estimated more than half of the world’s population will be myopic

Myopia shouldn’t be allowed to jeopardise our children’s development

More younger children are becoming myopic – partly due to a rise in indoor lifestyles and an increasing amount of time spent in near focused activities. The younger a child develops myopia, the higher their prescription becomes, and studies showed that high myopia may lead to higher risk of eye health complications later in life(1).

As seen in the infographic below, even a moderate prescription of -3.00 can lead to 3x high risk of cataracts, 9x higher risk of retinal detachment, and 10x risk of myopic maculopathy. And starting at age 50, the incidence of disease increases dramatically.

myopia disease infographics

Source: Myopia Profile, 2023

Specialised Myopia control lenses 

Specialised myopia control lenses slow down myopia progression by 67% on average compared to single vision lenses, when worn 12 hours or more everyday. (2)

They are specially engineered to slow myopia progression by incorporating hundreds of small lens segments to provide ‘myopic defocus’. This allows light to stimulate certain areas of the eye to allow clear vision and slow eyeball growth at the same time.

A comparison table showing features of polarised and non-polarised lenses.

Additional Benefits

  • 90% of children adapt with three days and 100% within a week
  • 94% of children feel comfortable with Stellest™ lenses
  • Protection from UV rays
  • Impact-resistant material, perfect for active children
  • Myopia control lens satisfaction guarantee – lenses can be replaced under warranty within 5 months after collection (if SER increases by >-0.50 within this period)

Who should wear them?

  1. Children starting to become myopic
  2. Already myopic and progressing
  3. At risk of developing high myopia
a little girl wearing myopia glasses doing her homework

Things to remember 

  • It is very important for an experienced optical dispenser to assist with frame selection (e.g. not too big or small, not too high or low).
  • Glasses must be worn full time (>12hrs/day, 7days/week) to be effective
  • May require 1-2 weeks adaptation
  • Can experience blurriness in the peripheral field of view especially for computer
  • May experience increased peripheral glare at night time
  • Myopia control success rate may increase when combined with atropine eye drops; however this is yet to be researched.
  • It is still important to practice good visual hygiene with myopia control lenses.
  • Other co-existing eye conditions (e.g. amblyopia, strabismus, binocular vision dysfunction) may still need to be managed with other treatment.
(1) IMI – Defining and Classifying Myopia: A Proposed Set of Standards for Clinical and Epidemiologic Studies. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 60 (3), M20-M30.

(2) Boo,J., Huang, Y., Li, X., Yang, A., Zhou, F., Wu,J., Wang, C, Li, Y., Lim, E.W., Spiegel, D.P., Drobe, B., Chen, H., 2022. Spectacle Lenses With Aspherical Lenslets for Myopio Control vs Single-Vision Spectacle Lenses: A Randomized Clinical Trial.JAMA Ophthalmol. 140/5), 472-478.

Contact us today to learn more about Myopia control treatment glasses!