Does your kid have Myopia?
Myopia in Asian children is drastically on the rise. Myopia, also called nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is typically first diagnosed amongst children at the age of 4 to 6 and can be expected to progress rapidly or worsen. It has also been well recognised that myopia more likely affects Asians*.
In fact, amongst the Chinese population, an annual progression between 0.60D and 1.00D in young children is quite common. Myopia is most prevalent in Asia, with over 50% of 11 to 13 year old children living in urban populations having myopia.
The number of myopes globally is also expected to grow from the current 1.6 billion to 2.5 billion by 2020**. This is a startling growth of 56%!
Introducing MyoVision™ by ZEISS with “Peripheral Vision Management” technology
Finally, the world’s first spectacle lens indicating a reduction of myopia progression by an average of 30% in Asian children between 6 and 12 years old with history of parental myopia! ***
MyoVision™ is a new ZEISS spectacle lens design with the revolutionary “Peripheral Vision Management” technology. It is invented and designed in conjunction with Vision CRC and marketed exclusively by Carl Zeiss Vision.
MyoVision™ by ZEISS was developed following research that demonstrates the link between peripheral retinal image blur and myopia progression. MyoVision™ has been designed to provide sharp foveal vision while managing peripheral imaging through a unique and novel lens design.
A 12-month wearer efficacy trial amongst 210 Chinese school children resulted in reducing progression of myopia by an average of 30% in a subgroup of 19 younger children (6 to12 years old) with at least one myopic parent.***
In short, MyoVision™:
• Provides clear and sharp images while managing peripheral vision and myopia progression.
• Shows an indication of a reduction of myopia progression by an average of 30% for Asian children between the ages of 6 to 12 with at least one myopic parent (this represents some of 60% of young myopes***)
• It is the first-of-its-kind single vision lens design in the world.
• Provides excellent adaptability, cosmetics and wearability.
• Tested with Chinese children.
* A randomized clinical trial of progressive addition lenses versus single vision lenses on the progression of myopia in children. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2003;44:1492-500. COMET study (Gwiazda J, Hyman L, Hussein M, Everett D, Norton TT, Kurtz D, Leske MC, Manny R, Marsh-Tootle W, Scheiman M).
** Research by Vision CRC
*** Clinical trial of 210 Chinese children between the ages of 6 and 16 years old over a period of 12 months. 50 children wearing MyoVision lenses and 50 children standard single vision lenses. Result is achieved in a subgroup (19 children out of 50 wearing MyoVision lenses) between the ages of 6 to 12 years old and with at least one myopic parent. Sankaridurg et al, Optometry and Vision Science, Vol 87, No 9, September 2010; pp 631-641.
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