MyoSmart, the Lens Designed to Slow Down Myopia in Children

The lenses developed to slow down or even stop short-sightedness in kids and teens may be available very soon!

HOYA, with their cutting-edge optics technologies, has partnered with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and developed a lens that’s proven to curb myopia progression by up to 59% and halt myopia progression by 21.5%.

This lens breakthrough in myopia control uses an award-winning DIMS (Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments) technology, which means the lens has a central optical zone for correcting refractive error and a surrounding area of multiple segments of constant myopic defocus which extend to the mid-periphery of the lens.

What makes this so great?

This allows the eye to still experience a constant amount of “myopic defocus” as the eye moves around different regions of the spectacle lens. Myopic defocus has been shown to inhibit eye growth (axial elongation), which in turn slows down myopic progression.

Myopia is on the rise, with the Brien Holden Vision Institute predicting that by 2050, half the world will be short-sighted. This is not only alarming but a real cause of concern for everyone.

The rising prevalence of myopia has significant health and economic implications. Managing myopia needs a coordinated effort in determining solutions to control myopia’s onset and progression.

The MyoSmart lens is a really smart way to address myopia. It’s safe for active kids with its impact-resistant polycarbonate material that’s light and thin. It also includes 100% UV protection.

The MyoSmart lens is currently available in Hong Kong and China, but is expected to land here in Australia following the global launch anytime this year.

This is excellent news! Maybe someone should tell “th0mas” that he can start wearing glasses again.

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