A large portion of what we learn and experience occurs through our eyes1. Kids learn and grow a lot through their ability to see. The way they see makes a huge difference in their development and for their future. And that is why optimum vision for children should be a given, right?
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Development of myopia in children
Myopia is becoming a serious problem in more and more countries. Especially in urban areas in Asia, almost 90% of young people develop myopia before the age of 202. – a trend that continues worldwide. Studies predict that, by the year 2050, nearly 50 percent of the world's population could be shortsighted3. In a worst-case scenario, early myopia can lead to the emergence of progressive myopia, a severe form of short-sightedness: after the onset, a person's vision may quickly deteriorate at a rate of one dioptre per year and turn into high myopia, which increases the risk of other eye problems, such as damage to the retina or even blindness4.

How do you treat myopia progression in children?
There are multiple options for treating myopia progression in kids: with contact lenses that the child only wears at night, soft contact lenses for during the day, eye drops and special spectacle lenses – the latter tends to be the most comfortable treatment method for young patients.

No matter the particular treatment, lifestyle also has a strong impact on the health of our eyes: studies have shown that myopia is less common amongst children who spend a lot of time outdoors or, if a child is myopic, it progresses more slowly.

How does ZEISS MyoVision Pro – the next generation of myopia management single vision lenses – work?
The unique single vision lenses with innovative myopia management. The ZEISS MyoVision Pro lenses specially designed for children with myopia are based on one of the leading scientific approaches for managing the progression of myopia: the edge of the lens is responsible for controlling myopia, while the area in the centre of the lenses corrects the child's myopia and ensures clear distance vision.

How MyoKids works?
When myopic eyes look at objects up close with standard single vision lenses, they often try to save energy and don’t focus sufficiently. As a consequence, the image is projected slightly behind the retina, rather than directly on it. This can result in an unintended signal to the eye, causing it to elongate and thereby increase myopia progression5.

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