WHAT IS MYOPIA?
Myopia, also referred to as short-sightedness, is an eye ailment. People with myopia see distant objects as fuzzy. In the UK, myopia affects 1 in 3 people.
Although myopia can occur at any age, it usually begins to manifest in children between the ages of 6 and 13 and worsens as the eyeball develops. A child has a 50% probability of becoming short-sighted if both of their parents are.
ESSILOR® STELLEST™ LENSES
In terms of myopia, improving your child's vision today won't safeguard them for the future. Myopia can still get worse, possibly impairing their vision in the future. Essilor's StellestTM lens is the most effective way to combat your child's myopia, and its high efficacy has been clinically demonstrated. THE PROGRESSION OF MYOPIA IS SLOWED BY 67% ON AVERAGE BY ESSILOR® STELLESTTM LENSES
For children, a vision as sharp as with Single Vision lens.⁽²⁾
CONTROLS MYOPIA PROGRESSION
Slow down myopia progression by 67% on average, compared to single vision lenses, when worn 12 hours a day.⁽¹⁾
WITH NO COMPROMISE
Stellest™ lenses are aesthetic, safe and simple
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD IS MYOPIC
Children frequently do not realise that there are a few important things to watch out for and that their eyesight isn't flawless. In addition to sitting too close to the TV, having trouble seeing the whiteboard at school, and complaining of headaches or eye discomfort, your child may also often rub and blink their eyes.
Regular check-ups with your optometrist are crucial because in some cases there are no symptoms. No later than age 3 or 4, we advise parents to bring their children in for eye exams.