Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a widespread refractive error where close objects appear clear but distant ones are blurred. This condition occurs when the eyeball is too long relative to the focusing power of the cornea and lens, causing light rays to converge at a point before reaching the retina.
How short-sightedness progresses
A child with short-sightedness may need a stronger prescription as they continue to grow. Prescription changes happen at a different rate for each child, so regular eye examinations are important to ensure they can see clearly.
Stronger prescriptions mean thicker glasses and children will become more and more reliant on them to see. While this is inconvenient, it may also lead to an increased risk of future eye health problems such as retinal detachments and myopic macular degeneration.
Dual focus contact lenses, such as MiSight® 1 day are worn during the day to correct vision and slow down the progression of short-sightedness in children. MiSight® 1 day is just like a soft daily disposable contact lens but with a special optical design, proven to slow down the speed at which short-sightedness progresses.
MiYOSMART spectacle lenses are based on revolutionary Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (D.I.M.S.) Technology. This was developed in collaboration with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2014. MiYOSMART spectacle lenses are easy to fit and look just like a regular single vision lens.
In 2018, MiYOSMART spectacle lenses won the Gold Prize, Grand Award & Special Gold Award International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, Switzerland. In 2020, they also won the Silmo d’Or Award in the Vision category at the Silmo Paris Optical Fair.
With the exclusive non-invasive D.I.M.S. Technology, the lens provides a full vision correction and has a ring shaped treatment zone to slow down myopia progression. The combination of the focus zone and treatment zone provides clear vision and manages myopia simultaneously.
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