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Myopia Controlling Spectacles: Miyosmart and Stellest
Myopia controlling spectacles such as Miyosmart (Hoya) and Stellest (Essilor) offer a dual benefit of correcting vision while also slowing down the progression of myopia.
These spectacles are a great alternative for children who are not yet comfortable wearing contact lenses or have ocular surface issues like dry eye.These spectacles have a unique design where the central lens corrects vision, while the surrounding zone of lenslets creates non-focused light in front of the peripheral retina (myopic defocus). This signal effectively slows down the elongation of the eye, reducing the progression of myopia in children by over 60%1 when compared to single vision lenses2.
The lenses are crafted from 1.59 polycarbonate, a sturdy and impact-resistant material that ensures long-lasting usage. They also provide UV protection, making them ideal for children’s outdoor activities and use in the playground!
1 Lam CSY, Tang WC, Tse DY, et al. Defocus incorporated multiple segments (DIMS) spectacle lenses slow myopia progression: a 2-year randomized clinical trial. Br J Ophthalmol. 2020;104(3):363-368. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2018-313739.
2 Bao J, Drobe B, Chen X, et al. Myopia control with spectacle lenses with aspherical lenslets: a 2-year randomized clinical trial. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2021 May 3;62(6):19. doi: 10.1167/iovs.62.6.19. PMID: 34019534.