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Controlling children’s myopia with Miyosmart

24 May 2022
Controlling children’s myopia with Miyosmart

The incidence of myopia amongst Australian children continues to rise. After a year in which many kids have had to stay inside and spend more time on screens for both leisure and learning following the COVID-19 lockdowns, it’s more important than ever to keep a parental ‘eye’ on your child’s vision.

A quick recap on some of the possible signs of myopia (short-sightedness) in children:

  • Difficulty seeing objects in the distance; for example in the classroom, difficulty reading the smartboard
  • Squinting
  • Eye strain and headaches
  • A preference for doing ‘close’ tasks, eg holding an item close to read, sitting close to a screen

One of the new spectacle lens advancements in children’s myopia control is the Miyosmart lens from Hoya and available at Outlook Eye Centre. Based on recent clinical trial results from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Miyosmart is proven to curb myopia progression by up to 59%. It has been developed with kids in mind and features an impact-resistant polycarbonate material which is comfortably light and thin. The Miyosmart UV filter also provides added protection for outdoor activities.

If your child is showing any vision difficulties, we strongly recommend making an appointment at Outlook Eye Centre so that we may thoroughly examine your child’s eyes. School holiday time is a great time for this in readiness for the new school year. The key to myopia is to tackle it at an early stage, so that the most appropriate form of myopia control can be prescribed and progression can be slowed.

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