John O’Connor Optometrist and Miyosmart glasses by Hoya – Together, we can tackle myopia in children
Myopia, or near-sightedness, is a growing epidemic worldwide. It is estimated that by 2050, half of the world’s population will be myopic. As far as available treatments to slow the progression of myopia go, Miyosmart lens technology by HOYA has been proven the most effective, by a long shot.
Myopia can lead to your child developing more serious conditions such as retinal detachments or glaucoma if left untreated. That’s why it’s so important to find an effective way to control the progression of myopia in children.
Are Miyosmart glasses worth it?
Absolutely! Miyosmart lenses are the best choice for myopia control in children. John O’Connor optometrists are an authorised accredited optometry practice to provide Miyosmart lenses for your child. See us for the latest promotions from Hoya.
Miyosmart lenses are designed for myopia control in short-sighted children with or without astigmatism. In a two-year clinical trial, Miyosmart lenses showed a 60 per cent reduction in myopia progression. For children not keen on the idea of contact lenses, or are not a good fit, MiyoSmart lenses offer an excellent alternative in the battle against myopia.
What is myopia?
Myopia, or nearsightedness, occurs when light falls in front of the retina instead of directly on it. The eye grows too long to focus images clearly on your retina. This results in objects in the distance being blurred. Axial length is the distance between the front of the eye and the back of the eye. The longer the axial length, the more severe the myopia. It is the growth or lengthening of the eye that causes a child’s myopia to worsen.
Myopia causes eyestrain, which can lead to headaches and chronic eye conditions in older adults. It is a progressive condition and will get worse over time.
What causes myopia?
There are a variety of factors that can contribute to the development of myopia, including being born into a family with a history of myopia. However, the Singapore Eye Research Institute attributed the recent dramatic increase in the prevalence of myopia worldwide to the time children spend on various devices and screens and the lack of time spent outdoors.
How do Miyosmart lenses work?
Innovative DIMS (Daylight Illumination Modulation System) technology utilises nano pigments that selectively filter harmful blue light while admitting beneficial levels of natural daylight. This combination leads to changes in the shape of the eyeball by suppressing axial eye growth. Put more simply, Miyosmart lenses tell the eyeball to stop growing too ‘long’.
The MiYOSMART lens has your child’s full prescription in the centre so they can see clearly in the distance. However, 400 hundred small ‘lenslets’ surround the centre area and alter the peripheral vision. These little lenses allow some of the light rays to focus further forwards inside the eye which signals to the eye to slow down its growth. Because light enters the eye from the side, it is focused in front of the retina. This appears to send a strong signal to the eye to stop growing so quickly, thereby helping to prevent myopia from worsening.
Miyosmart glasses for busy Kiwi kids
Miyosmart® lenses are made from a high-quality polymer material so they are very durable and scratch resistant. With its Eye Shield, young patients get the added assurance of an impact-resistant material and UV protection. MiYOSMART lenses can also fit with any glasses frames.
Managing your child’s myopia
Are Miyosmart glasses worth it? Yes. If you’re looking for an effective way to control your child’s myopia progression, bring them to John O’Connor Optometrists for a fitting for Miyosmart lenses today. Not all optometrists can sell these MiyoSmart lenses. John O’Connor optometrists are one of the authorised practitioners who can. We offer the latest promotions from Hoya so that you can get the best possible care for your child. Our experienced team will help you find the right frame and ensure a perfect fit, so your child can enjoy clear vision and protection from worsening myopia.
Book an eye test by calling our Newmarket optometrist on 09 522 1283, Henderson Optometrists on 09 836 1731 or sending us an email via our contact page. What is myopia? We’d be happy to talk you through the causes and discuss how MiYOSMART lenses can help your child see life more clearly.