The new technology for glasses helps even the youngest to protect their eyesight and slow down the progression of myopia through smart lenses
With new technology and brighter screens on computers, smartphones and tablets at home, eye health is under threat. Moreover, the prison conditions determined by the Covid-19 pandemic, which during distance learning force the eyes of children and children to continue learning and working in front of screens. All of course with significant consequences for eye health and the inevitable increase in vision problems, especially myopia.
Slow down myopia
We have about one and a half million children and adolescents who are forced to live with myopia. Today, however, new allies are on the way to prevent it and, if there are, to slow its growth. These are smart glasses that can improve myopia and reduce development by an average of 60%. A simple prevention method that is suitable and effective for everyone, especially young people.
Smart lens island
This new lens was developed by Hoya, a world leader in lenses, in collaboration with Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is based on DIMS (Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments) technology, which can correct myopia and, most importantly, hinder its development. This is possible because there are about 400 microscopic segments called islets, which can cause a kind of clouding of the peripheral retina. Through these islands, the smart lens slows down the process of elongation of the eyeball and, accordingly, the development of myopia.
Confirmation in a study
The results of the Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (DIMS) study, eyeglass lenses slow the progression of myopia and confirm the merits of a project published by the British Journal of Ophthalmology, which contains encouraging data for 160 children affected by myopia between the ages of eight. and thirteen to -5.00 diopters. During two years of use, the smart lenses slowed the progression of myopia by an average of 60%, which is very beneficial for the visual health of young patients. Which is even more important considering the blockade caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.