MiyoSmart now available

MiyoSmart Lenses for myopia management

Peter Ivins Eye Care, Scotland’s first Myopia Management clinic is delighted to announce we are amongst the first practices in the UK to offer MiyoSmart spectacle lenses in the treatment of myopia in children. MiyoSmart uses novel and innovative D.I.M.S (Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments) lens technology to slow myopia progression by 59% and axial eye growth by 60%. CLICK HERE to read about how MiyoSmart lenses work.

MiyoSmart – A World first

Our myopia management expert Craig McArthur commented: “MiyoSmart is a very exciting addition to our ever-growing toolkit for slowing the progression of myopia in children. MiyoSmart is the first spectacle lens product approved for the treatment of the myopia. The levels of myopia progression reduction reported in the MiyoSmart 2-year clinical trial data are similar to those found with other methods we use in practice such as MiSight contact lenses. MiyoSmart now offers us a method of slowing the progression of myopia in children who would prefer to wear spectacles or if not keen on the idea of contact lenses. MiyoSmart allows us to start myopia management strategy right away in these children and we can slowly introduce the idea of contact lens wear later.

MiyoSmart also offers us the opportunity for families to use both spectacles and contact lenses options in conjunction with one another to allow the child to choose when contact lenses or spectacles are more suitable to their task without having to compromise myopia progression. This is particularly important during the COVID-19 pandemic and the repeated national lockdowns we are experiencing.  Children are spending more time indoors and on screens doing schoolwork because of COVID-19. The result of this increase in time spent indoors and the increased use of computers, tablets and smart phones for both schoolwork and for is that we are seeing an acceleration of myopia I many children, I have seen this both anecdotally in the since March 2020 and it is now being echoed in some studies.  If we can achieve 100% of a child’s day with a myopia management corrective lens whether contact lens or spectacle lens in the form of MiyoSmart we can reduce the likelihood that the child’s myopia will worsen during lockdown.”

Would you like more information on MiyoSmart?

If you would like to know more, please email Craig McArthur at craig@peterivins.co.uk. You can book an appointment for a myopia management assessment within our dedicated myopia management clinic by calling our reception team on 0141 943 3300 or you can book an appointment online by clicking here.

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