WHAT IS MYOPIA?
A person with myopia can see clearly close up – when reading a book or looking at a phone – but objects look fuzzy at a distance – like the whiteboard in school, the television or when driving. Myopia is often referred to as being short-sighted or near–sighted.
Myopia in children tends to worsen as the child grows. The younger a child develops myopia, the higher his or her prescription may end up.
Higher levels of myopia are associated with higher risks of eye disease such as myopic maculopathy, retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataracts later in life. Myopia has been described as the biggest threat to eye health of the 21st century!
Today, with Stellest™ spectacle lenses, it’s possible to control their myopia progression. This is a major and a crucial choice for our children, because the earlier you control their myopia progression, the less their vision will be impacted.
When it comes to myopia, correcting your child’s eyesight with regular spectacle lenses today won’t protect them for tomorrow. Myopia can still worsen, potentially affecting their future vision. Stellest™ lens is Essilor’s best solution to fight your child’s myopia and its strong efficacy has been clinically proven.
CORRECTS MYOPIA For children, a vision as sharp as with Single Vision lens.
CONTROLS MYOPIA PROGRESSION Slow down myopia progression by 67% on average, compared to single vision lenses, when worn 12 hours a day.
WITH NO COMPROMISE Stellest™ lenses are aesthetic, safe and simple
Playing, working, reading, discovering the world – Did you know that more than 80% of children’s learning occurs through vision?
More children are getting myopia at a younger age – partly due to a rise in sedentary indoor lifestyles and an increasing amount of time spent in near activities. The younger a child develops myopia, the further it evolves and the higher it becomes.
Children developing short-sightedness at a younger age may have an increased risk of developing high myopia and the risk of developing visual impairments in adulthood.
To find out more about Stellest and if it could help your child please call the practice on 01270 625889