We are delighted to announce that Realeyes is launching the revolutionary MiYOSMART lenses, which are designed to slow the progression of myopia, otherwise known as short-sightedness, in children and teenagers. They are lenses that can be put into a pair of standard glasses.
Throughout the world the prevalence of myopia is increasing at an alarming pace, as children and young adults spend longer periods of time using digital devices and less time outside.
As opticians, we are committed to supporting the health of our customers, and after years of research and trials we are excited to introduce the patented Hoya MiYOSMART technology in our branches.
What is MiYOSMART and who will benefit?
MiYOSMART is the brand name given to the award-winning Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments technology from Hoya, which is capable of slowing the progression of myopia in children aged between 8 and 13 by 60%. The MiYOSMART lenses are designed to under-correct peripheral vision, whilst also providing clear vision, and the amazing lenses have won numerous industry awards.
How does MiYOSMART work?
Wearing MiYOSMART lenses daily will significantly slow the progression of both myopia and axial elongation, and we are sure that the safe, easy to use and effective glasses will become popular with children and adults alike. The lenses which are installed within standard frames are an exciting development as they are the first non-invasive option available to children.
As part of your child’s routine eye test, our opticians will be able to look for key warning signs of myopia, and if there is an indication that your child may be at risk, we will discuss the MiYOSMART lenses with you. As children’s eyes continue to grow rapidly until early adulthood, slowing the progression of myopia is an essential part of eye health. Without treatment, these children and young adults could experience retinal damage, glaucoma, and cataract, with increased risks of vision impairment.
How much will MiYOSMART cost?
If it is recommended during your child’s free NHS eye test that further investigation is required, the charge for an initial myopia management consultation is currently free. During the appointment we will measure the length of your child’s eye and assess their suitability for the new MiYOSMART lenses. If the lenses are an ideal treatment option, you will be able to purchase the lenses upfront for £345 or you can spread the cost easily over nine months for £38 per month.
Why choose Realeyes for your child’s myopia management
Our optometrists have been through a training programme and are fully accredited to prescribe MiYOSMART. With dedicated myopia management equipment, experienced opticians, and access to the latest MiYOSMART technology, Realeyes is the ideal choice.
Our clinical director, Javed Kanani said: “Nothing is more important than the health and wellbeing of your child, now and in the future, you want to see your child thrive and that’s the key: seeing. You may have noticed your child struggling to see clearly at a distance, making it harder to concentrate at school and have a fulfilling experience at play. Your child may have myopia, or near-sightedness.
The incidence of myopia is expected to increase significantly as lifestyle changes, with children taking part in more near-work activities like using digital devices, studying, reading and spending less time outdoors. Hereditary, behavioural and environmental factors also play a part. Being able to have your child’s myopia diagnosed early not only corrects their vision now, but can help slow the progression of myopia and preserve their vision and eye health for the future.”