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What is myopia and why is myopia management important?

What is Myopia Management
Myopia Kids

Myopia, commonly known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, occurs when the eyeball is too long, causing light to focus in front of the retina. Nearby objects can be seen clearly, but the vision is blurred in the distance.

You can recognise it when your child complains about eye strain or if they squint. The progression of myopia can lead to high myopia and, as a result, to a higher risk of other eye problems.
For myopic children especially, it’s essential that they get the best support for their eyes. The prevalence of myopia progression is an increasing problem which highlights the need for myopia control in the form of lenses, not just in Singapore but also globally.

ZEISS Myopia Management Lens Solutions

To address the progression of myopia of your child, ZEISS has developed the most comprehensive myopia control spectacle lens portfolio, which is specially designed for children aged 6 to 12 years old in Singapore and beyond, to give them a better outlook on life.

These myopia control lenses provide uncompromised distance vision and can also help to manage myopia progression compared to standard single vision lenses, without side effects3. For overall protection, the ZEISS Myopia Management Lens Solutions also include full UV protection against the harmful sun rays in Singapore and beyond.

These lenses are developed based on 2 leading scientific approaches that have proven efficacious:

Specially designed

These myopia control lenses provide uncompromised distance vision and can also help to manage myopia progression compared to standard single vision lenses, without side effects3. For overall protection, the ZEISS Myopia Management Lens Solutions also include full UV protection against the harmful sun rays in Singapore and beyond.

These lenses are developed based on 2 leading scientific approaches that have proven efficacious:

MyoVision Pro Lenses

MyoKids Lenses

Myovision

Behaviour Tips

Aside from choosing the right myopia control solution, there are many ways you can contribute to your child’s eye health. Here are some recommendations which will help manage the progression of myopia.

1 | Support outdoor activities

Studies show that children who are active outdoors have a lower risk and lower progression of myopia. A minimum of 2-3 hours a day spent outdoors is recommended.

2 | Remember UV protection

Wear a cap and protect your child’s eyes from UV light during outdoor activities.

3 | Keep digital devices at a distance

Proper distance from digital devices and upright body posture are good for the back and children’s eyes.

4 | Ensure your child takes breaks

During near visual tasks, such as reading and computing, it is important to take a break after continuous near work. This break should be used to look at objects as far away as possible.

5 | Provide healthy food

Nutrients influence the proper development of the visual system.

6 | Let them get enough sleep

Sleep is important for the restoration of body and neural energy. Too little sleep leads to excessive fatigue and stress in all daily activities, including vision.

7 | Turn on the light

Good lighting is essential for all activities, from reading and learning to playing. Always make sure that your child has enough light; natural light is especially recommended.

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1 Rudnicka AR, Kapetanakis VV, Wathern AK, et al. Global variations and time trends in the prevalence of childhood myopia, a systematic review and quantitative meta-analysis: implications for aetiology and early prevention. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016;100:882–890.

2 Sankaridurg, P.; Donovan, L.; Varnas, S.; Ho, A.; Chen, X.; Martinez, A.; Fisher, S.; Lin, Z.; Smith, E. L.; Ge, J.; Holden, B.; Holden, B. Spectacle Lenses Designed to Reduce Progression of Myopia: 12-Month Results. Optom. Vis. Sci. 2010, 87 (9), 631; Schilling T, Ohlendorf A, Varnas SR, Wahl S. Peripheral design of progressive addition lenses and the lag of 57 accommodation in myopes. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017; 58:3319–3324. DOI:10.1167/ iovs.17–21589.

3 J.Huang et al. “Efficacy Comparison of 16 Interventions for Myopia Control in Children. A Network Meta-analysis” Ophthalmology 2016; 1–12 © 2016 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology; Walline JJ, Lindsley K, Vedula SS, Cotter SA, Mutti DO, Twelker JD. Interventions to slow progression of myopia in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011,  Issue 12. Art. No.: CD004916

4 Acceptance wearer trial, n=252 myopic children, supervised by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong and Sun Yat-Sen University Vision Department of Eye Health, Guangzhou, China, 2017.

5 Schilling, T., Ohlendorf, A., Varnas, S. R., Wahl, S. Peripheral design of progressive addition lenses and the lag of 57 accommodation in myopes. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017; 58:3319–3324. DOI:10.1167/ iovs.17–21589.