The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) stated that children spend an average of seven hours a day using their screens. Furthermore, with COVID-19 here to stay, students are forced to adapt to Home-Based Learning (HBL), where they spend a substantial amount of time looking at screens.
According to the Singapore Ministry of Health, the prevalence of myopia in Singapore is among the highest in the world, with 65 percent of children being myopic by Primary 6, and 83 percent of young adults being myopic.
Launched in mid-2018, the MiYOSMART lenses was developed to address myopia, otherwise known as near-sightedness.
The lens uses patented Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (D.I.M.S) Technology – a single vision corrective lens with a convex surface that is comprised of hundreds of small segments, each providing myopic defocus. This lens structure makes it possible to simultaneously slow the growth of the eyeball and provide clear vision. The lens is also made of polycarbonate 1.59 which is a highly impact-resistant material suitable for active kids.
To effectively control myopia progression, myopic defocus has to be experienced by the wearer constantly, even during eye movement. This requires a significant quantity of defocus segments to be evenly distributed on the lens surface.
Based on a study conducted over 3-years, the MiYOSMART lens can slow and in some cases halt myopia progression by utilizing myopic defocus.
Want to get the MiYo Smart Lenses for your child? Get help from our professional optometrists at any of the below outlets today!
Tampines One / Parkway Parade / Eastpoint Mall / Hougang Mall / The Woodleigh Mall