ZEISS MyoVision lenses for myopia control
Myopia is a common eye condition causing blurred distance vision. The exact cause of myopia is relatively unknown, however a link between eye elongation and increasing myopia is apparent. Genetic factors also play an important role in myopia development, with up to 60% of children having one myopic parent. MyoVision lenses work by moving the peripheral image in front of the retina, whilst maintaining sharp central vision. Maintaining the peripheral image in front of the retina appears to send a signal to the eye to reduce axial lengthening of the eye, thereby reducing the rate of myopic progression. Research has shown MyoVision lenses reduce myopic progression by up to 30% in East and South East Asian children aged between 6 and 12 years with history of parental myopia.1
A corrected myopic (short-sighted) eye with a standard flat form lens. The image is projected on the retina centrally BUT behind the retina peripherally.
A corrected myopic (short-sighted) eye with the ZEISS MyoVision lens. The image is projected on the retina centrally, BUT in front of (or on) the retina peripherally.
1. Sankaridurg et al, Spectacle lenses designed to reduce progression of myopia: 12 month results. Optometry and Vision Science, Vol 87, No 9, September 2010; pp 631-641.