Spectacle Lens Therapy
In recent years spectacle lens companies have developed novel lens designs in an attempt to control childhood myopia progression more effectively than standard eyeglass lenses. The most effective spectacle lens design for myopia management available in Canada today is the MiyoSmart DIMS Lens from Hoya. According to a study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, MiyoSmart lenses showed a 62% myopia control effect in children aged 8-13 years, over a two-year study3. Third year data was released in March 2021 which showed the myopia controlling effects continued at the same rate as years 1 & 2.
How MiyoSmart Lenses Work
The centre zone of the lens contains the child’s full correction allowing them to see clearly in the distance. Surrounding the centre zone is a ring shaped area called the treatment zone which contains hundreds of “lenslets”. These lenslets create alternating focus areas which help slow down myopia progression over time.
New lens designs coming soon……
We expect Essilor to release two new spectacle lenses in Canada towards the end of 2021 or early 2022. The first lens is called the Stellest lens and the second one in partnership with CooperVision is called Sightglass. We expect both of these lenses to reduce myopia progression by around 60% as well. We look forward to being able to offer more myopia management spectacle lens options in the very near future.