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Myopia a growing threat for children​¹

Research shows that children are becoming short-sighted, or myopic, younger than ever before, impacting their quality of life.​²

With this myopia simulator, experience how your child sees the world

By 2050, 50% of the global population is predicted to be myopic.¹

Myopia explained

Children are exposed to artificial contrast in the modern visual environment contributing to myopia development

  • More screen time⁴
  • Less outside time⁴
  • Intense education⁴

Is your child myopic?

If your child is nearsighted, they may have difficulty reading words or seeing from a distance such as the whiteboard at school.⁵ Other symptoms of myopia include:
Squinting (partially closing the eyes)
Needing to move closer to see objects clearly
Having difficulty with activities that require good distance vision, like biking or playing sports
Eye strain

The importance of treating myopia, not just correcting vision

Research shows that children are becoming short-sighted, or myopic, younger than ever before.²

But there are steps you can take now

Suitable for children as young as 6 years old, Diffusion Optics Technology™ spectacle lenses are your first step in helping to slow down short-sightedness in your child.⁶*

Act early to help change their future vision

The younger a child becomes short-sighted, the stronger their glasses may need to be to see clearly as an adult.⁷-⁸

Act early to help reduce future eye health risks

Short-sighted children are also at a much higher risk later in life of serious myopia related eye problems such as retinal detachments and myopic macular degeneration, as well as the lifestyle impact of higher prescriptions.⁹-¹³

Solutions to slow down myopia

If your child has been diagnosed with myopia, there are some clinically effective options that can slow the rate of myopia progression.³,¹⁴

Myopia control spectacles

  • Worn during the day
  • Ideal for younger children
  • Suitable for children aged 6+

Myopia control contact lenses

  • Worn during the day
  • Suitable for children aged 8+

Orthokeratology contact lenses

  • Worn overnight
  • Lens free during daytime

Please note that our products are not available for sale or distribution in every country in the world.
Our products are not available for sale in the U.S.

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3. Rappon J, et al. Br J Ophthalmol Epub ahead of print: 01/09/22.

4. Németh J, et al. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2021;31(3):853-883.

5. Zadnick K, et al. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;133(6):683–689.

6. SGV data on file 2021. Control of Myopia Using Peripheral Diffusion Lenses: Efficacy and Safety Study, 24-month results (n = 256, 14 North American sites) *Reduction in progression of spherical equivalent refraction and axial length from baseline over 24 months was 47% and 24% on average, respectively (p≤0.0041).

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14. The College of Optometrists. Myopia management. Available at: www.college-optometrists.org/the-college/policy/myopia-management.html. Accessed August 2021.