Does your kid have Myopia?

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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*.

Does your kid have Myopia?

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.

Does your kid have 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! ***

Does your kid have 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.

Does your kid have Myopia?

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.

Does your kid have Myopia?

* 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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Written by

Justina Goh

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