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Myopia control spectacle options with sun protection

Myopia control spectacle options with sun protection

 

It’s Myopia Awareness Week, so let’s dive into a common myopia management question we get from parents.

With summer just around the corner, many parents have been looking for myopia control spectacle options with sun protection. Let’s go over which options are currently available.

  1. MiYOSMART by Hoya uses defocus incorporated multiple segments (D.I.M.S.) to reduce myopia progression in children.  Their photochromic option called MiYOSMART Chameleon allows children have the convenience of wearing one pair of glasses which lightens to clear when indoors and darkens to grey when outdoors. This is a great all-in-one solution. On the other hand, the MiYOSMART Sunbird is a great addition to patients who regularly wear clear lenses. These sunglasses are grey and polarized which protect against intense sunlight and glare.
  2. Stellest by Essilor uses highly aspherical lenslet target (H.A.L.T.) technology to reduce myopia progression in children. The Stellest Suntint offers sunglasses in several fun as well as traditional colours. The large selection of colours are the following: blue/purple, violet, grey mist, blue sky, physio grey 85, and physio brown 85.

If you are wondering which option works best for your child, book a myopia management consult with us!

 

Side note: Misight Spectacle Lenses by Coopervision use diffusion optics technology (D.O.T.) to reduce myopia progression in children. The Misight Photochromic lens was available when we were piloting the launch of the lens in Canada in 2022-2023, however it was discontinued late last year.  We hope they are able to add it back into their product parameters soon!