An estimated 5 billion people, or half the global population, could be affected by myopia (nearsightedness) by 2050. Annual myopia progression rate is most rapid under 10 years of age. Significantly greater rates of progression can be seen especially in children with high myopia. If left untreated, myopia can lead to vision complications later in life, including irreversible vision loss
There are now options to slow the progression of myopia in children. Both spectacle and contact lenses for slowing myopia work in a similar fashion: they provide clear vision centrally, and blurred vision in the periphery. Studies have shown that this slows down the elongation of the eye, and therefore slows myopia progression.
HOYA MiYOSMART spectacle lenses are revolutionary technology based on patented Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (D.I.M.S.) Technology was developed in cooperation with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2014. MiYOSMART is easy to fit, just like regular single vision lenses. With the exclusive non-invasive D.I.M.S. Technology, the lens corrects the visual defect on its entire surface and has a ring shaped treatment area to slow down myopia progression. The alternation of the focus area and defocus area provides clear vision and manages myopia simultaneously. MiYOSMART spectacle lenses have been proven to slow myopia progression by 60% (study group was ages 8-13).
Anti-Myopia Contact Lenses
MiSight contact lenses have been shown to slow myopia progression by 59%. This is a daily disposable contact lens that was studied in children (study group was ages 8-12) wearing them at least 6 days per week and 11 hours per day. MiSight 1 day with ActivControl™ Technology helps slow the elongation of the eye and myopia progression, while fully correcting refractive error.