MiyoSmart Lenses – How do they work?
We are proud to announce we are amongst the first practices in the United Kingdom to be accredited to supply MiyoSmart lenses in the treatment of myopia in children. MiyoSmart is an innovative spectacle lens developed by Hoya using an award-winning D.I.M.S (Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments) technology to slow the progression of myopia on children. The 2-year clinical trial results show that MiyoSmart lenses slow myopia progression by average of 59% and slows axial eye growth by an average of 60%.
For children not keen on the idea of contact lenses, MiyoSmart lenses offer an excellent alternative in the battle against myopia.
What is myopia (short-sightedness)?
How do MiyoSmart Lenses reduce Myopia?
MiyoSmart Lenses use D.I.M.S. technology (Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments). D.I.M.S is comprised of a clear central zone used to correct the child’s myopia to allow clear vision for school, sport and watching TV. The clever part is the introduction of multiple defocus segments evenly surrounding the clear central zone which extend into the mid-periphery of the lens to control myopia progression. The MiyoSmart lens therefore provides clear vision and myopic defocus simultaneously at all viewing distances.
MiyoSmart Lenses are safe for children
MiyoSmart lenses are perfect for active children as they are made from polycarbonate, which is not only highly impact resistant, light and thin but also offers great UV protection. Children are more likely to damage spectacles and spectacle lenses than adults so it is essential that frames and lenses selected for children are up to the tasks, fit well and are highly durable to avoid eye injury following for example a football to the face.
Children are also more susceptible to the effects of UV radiation on the eye with approximately 80% of lifetimes exposure to UV in the eye occuring before the age of 18. The reason for this is a child’s cornea, crystalline lens and vitreous being incredibly clear and therefore transmits more light into the eye. This coupled with children having larger pupils, which again allow more light to enter the eye, and the fact children play outside more than adults means it is important children’s spectacles lenses offer adequate UV protection to avoid future problems such as cataracts and age-related maculopathy. MiyoSmart lenses offer both impact protection and outstanding UV protection.
Can my child have MiyoSmart lenses?
At Peter Ivins Eye Care the answer is a resounding yes. As key opinion leaders in the UK on the topic of myopia management we are among the first practices in the UK to offer MiyoSmart lenses. If your child is showing signs of progressive myopia then MiyoSmart lenses may be an excellent option for spectacle correction used either alone or in conjunction with contact lenses such as MiSight, NaturalVue or Mylo. MiyoSmart lenses are available of your child’s spectacle prescription is under -10.00 and less than 4.00 cyl and 3 dioptres in prism.
How can I order MiyoSmart lenses?
If you would like to know more about MiyoSmart or myopia management in general, please email Craig McArthur at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can book an appointment for a myopia management assessment by calling our reception team on 0141 943 3300 or you can book an appointment online by clicking here.