It has been observed that myopia progresses the most in children and adolescents between the ages of 7 and 12. But this is not inevitable! It is possible to act on the progression of this refractive disorder and to slow it down. Today, the COP9 team is talking to you about a specific type of lens, the MiYOSMART lens. The first lens to slow down myopia, the MiYOSMART lens uses D.I.M.S technology, and makes it possible to effectively control the progression of myopia. With 1 in 3 people affected by this vision disorder, it is therefore important to know more about ways to slow it down.
myopic defocus. These shapes can be compared to a honeycomb. But rest assured, this new type of lens is smooth, and looks like classic single vision lenses.
With a classic single-vision lens, which allows the image perceived to be positioned behind the retina, the myopic eye will continue to lengthen.
The specific geometric shape of the MiYOSMART lens therefore allows myopic defocusing: peripheral images are brought to the front of the retina and at the same time slows down the elongation of the myopic eye.
Thus, if we compare children who wear classic single vision lenses with those who wear MiYOSMART lenses, the latter slow down myopia by an average of 59%, and reduce the elongation of the eye by 60%. This treatment helps maintain control over childhood myopia, and limits severe eye pathologies once an adult.
Like any classic lens, the MiYOSMART lens will correct the refractive error of myopia. But, in addition, it slows the progression of myopia by 60% (on average observed during a clinical trial carried out over two years). In addition, this lens stops the progression of myopia in 21.5% of young patients.
Not only is the child’s vision protected, but their long-term well-being is also improved:
During our introduction, we stated that MiYOSMART lenses use D.I.M.S technology, here we will explain everything in detail about how it works.
First of all, D.I.M.S stands for Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments.
D.I.M.S technology has many advantages, as it:
effectively slows the progression of myopia to 59.9%;
slows axial eye growth by 60%;
stops the progression of myopia for 21.5% of young patients;
resists shocks, and ensures safety for the most active children;
provides UV protection.
This technology proved its clinical effectiveness in slowing myopia in 2018 by winning the Grand Prize and the Special Gold Medal at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva (Switzerland), as well as the Silmo d’Or prize in 2020 in the Vision category at the Silmo optical fair in Paris.
Does your child not tolerate braking lenses? Orthokeratology is a solution recommended by COP9 to curb myopia, however, it is also important to have the choice, and the MiYOSMART lens is a new solution.
To ensure effective treatment for your child or adolescent, the COP9 team recommends that you carefully follow the glasses-wearing protocol established during your appointment with the ophthalmologist.
Follow-up by your optician will be set up to ensure that your child adapts to the braking lenses. In addition, it is important to make a follow-up appointment after 6 months, then 12 months later, with the ophthalmologist, in order to monitor the progress of your child’s vision.
The MiYOSMART lens is an innovative solution that helps control myopia in young people. In addition to its proven clinical effectiveness, this lens offers children and adolescents a non-invasive solution that is easy to adapt to daily life.
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