Myopia, also known as short-sightedness, is becoming a serious problem in more and more countries. In urban areas of Asia, almost 90% of young people develop myopia before the age of 20 – a trend that continues worldwide.
Studies predict that, by the year 2050, nearly 50 percent of the world's population could be shortsighted. In a worst-case scenario, early myopia can lead to the emergence of progressive myopia, a severe form of short-sightedness. This increases the risk of other eye problems, such as damage to the retina or even blindness.
Development of Myopia in children
MyoVision™ by ZEISS is the world’s first single vision spectacle lenses proven to delay myopia progression by an average of 30% in Asian children with parental myopia, when compared to traditional spectacle lenses.
MyoVision™ was developed following research by the Vision CRC 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 patented novel lens design.
Cooper Vision MISIGHT® 1 day is the world’s first soft daily disposable contact lens proven to significantly slow the progression of myopia in children. It was awarded 'Contact Lens Product of the Year’ at the prestigious 2018 Optician Awards.
The Myopia Management System is a holistic approach to minimising the progression of myopia by combining MiSight contact lenses with ActivControl™ Technology and strategies for better eye health.