Many children wear glasses at an early age, and the proportion of myopia is even greater after entering elementary school. Parents also need to pay more attention to their children's eye health to avoid the continuous deepening of myopia, which may cause other eye diseases when children grow up and their myopia is not well controlled and continues to deepen. For this reason, children's myopia control deepening should pay more attention to eye hygiene and use safe and effective methods to control the deepening of the prescription.
Children wear orthokeratology lenses (OK lenses) at night, using contact lenses to change the shape of the cornea to achieve the effect of refractive error. Studies have shown that OK lenses have a moderating effect on the control of myopia in children, but wearing them every night may cause damage to the OK lenses due to the children's sleeping habits such as rubbing their eyes and lying on their sides, which can harm their eyes. Another effective control method is to use a low concentration of atropine eye drops, which can indeed effectively slow down the growth of myopia, but long-term use may still cause the pupils of children to dilate and photophobia to occur. For this reason, it is necessary to find a more safe, reliable and effective method of controlling the deepening of myopia in children.
Wearing OK lenses and using low-concentration atropine eye drops can be risky, but children in the developmental stage who want to control their myopia can try the OKMiYOSMART lenses jointly developed by HOYA and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University College of Optometry, which have been clinically tested and proven to be effective in slowing down the rate of myopia control to 60% in children aged 8-13. MiYOSMART lenses are a non-invasive, safe and reliable way to prevent myopia from deepening and increasing the axial length of the eye, and to maintain the stability of myopia. In addition, MiYOSMART lenses are made of polycarbonate, which reduces the damage caused by knocks and is safe and durable, and also provides good control of children's myopia, so that every myopic child can have stable vision.
HOYA's MiYOSMART lenses are not like OK lenses, where atropine drops are purchased over a long period of time, but the lenses are durable and can mainly stabilize the increase of myopia in children over a long period of time. For this reason, it is recommended to choose MiYOSMART lenses for children's myopia control, which is also a more effective way to control the deepening of myopia.