Myopia, commonly known as short-sightedness, affects a significant portion of the population in Singapore. Beyond mere blurred vision, myopia poses severe implications, especially when left unmanaged. With the digital era amplifying the issue, it’s crucial to address myopia’s progression risks promptly, and at a young age.
Understanding Myopia Progression
Myopia progression resembles a balloon inflating, where the eyeball elongates and its inner walls are stretched, leading to the thinning of the retina. Although immediate problems (besides blurred vision) might not be apparent, the irreversible changes caused by the progression of myopia increase a person’s risk of developing eye conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment, and myopic maculopathy as they age1. The risk of developing such sight-threatening eye conditions exponentially increases with every diopter increase in myopia1, therefore emphasising the need for proactive measures.
The Role of ZEISS MyoCare Lenses:
Standard single-vision glasses correct short-sightedness but do not impede its progression. Enter ZEISS MyoCare lenses, the first age-related myopia management lens solution by ZEISS designed to combat myopia effectively.
MyoCare lenses incorporate cutting-edge C.A.R.E.® technology on the front surface, which comprises a central zone and a functional zone. The optimal central zone provides clear vision for the wearer, while the surrounding functional zone is made up of alternating defocus refractive elements and clear focus areas aimed at slowing down myopia progression. The functional zone extends to the edges of the lens and delivers a “stop signal” that decelerates eyeball elongation, thus slowing down the deterioration of myopia.
To address the constant eye movements of a spectacle wearer, MyoCare incorporates the ZEISS ClearFocus design on the back surface of the lens, which is a point-by-point freeform optimization for optimal myopia correction and control in all gaze directions. This ensures your child gains maximum benefits from myopia control, regardless of the specific part of the lens they are looking through.
Discover how MyoCare lenses work in this video.
Unmatched Efficacy and Comfort:
The unparalleled efficacy and comfort of the ZEISS MyoCare lenses are a result of rigorous research and ZEISS innovation. As the first age-related myopia management lens solution by ZEISS, two lens designs are offered to cater to different age groups: ZEISS MyoCare for children under the age of 10, and ZEISS MyoCare S for those aged 10 and above.
Studies demonstrate remarkable results, with a significant reduction in myopia progression rates2. Furthermore, MyoCare not only ensures optimal vision correction but also offers excellent wearability, which is critical for myopia management as longer wearing time directly influences the decline of myopia progression3,4. Impressively, children have reported to have adapted to wearing their new ZEISS MyoCare lenses within a day2. The wearability of MyoCare complements its effectiveness as a myopia management lens solution.
Taking the First Step:
Safeguard your child’s vision and overall eye health. Book an eye appointment now and provide your child with the latest myopia management innovation – ZEISS MyoCare lenses. Ensure your child’s vision is protected for a brighter, clearer future.
- Bullimore MA, Ritchey ER, Flitcroft DI, et al. The Risks and Benefits of Myopia Control. Ophthalmology, 2021 Nov;128(11):1561-1579.
- Two-year prospective, double-blind, randomized controlled clinical trial lead by Wenzhou Medical University Eye Hospital, China, 2021, on 78 myopic children wearing ZEISS MyoCare lenses, 72 myopic children wearing ZEISS MyoCare S Rx lenses and 76 myopic children wearing ZEISS Single Vision lenses for 12 months. Unpublished results.
- Lam CS, Tang WC, Tse DY, Tang YY, To CH. Defocus Incorporated Soft Contact (DISC) lens slows myopia progression in Hong Kong Chinese schoolchildren: a 2-year randomised clinical trial. The British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2014;98(1):40–45.
- Zhu X, Wallman J. 2009. Temporal properties of compensation for positive and negative spectacle lenses in chicks. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2009;50:37–46