W Optics is one of Singapore’s go-to experts for myopia-related solutions. In May, it will be making use of Healthy Vision Month to spread the word about the dangers of childhood myopia. W Optics hopes to start a dialogue by introducing the public to a two-pronged approach to managing children’s myopia: the use of Essilor Stellest Myopia Management Lenses and daily outdoor activity for at least two hours.
Troubling Myopia Trend in Singapore
Singapore has the greatest prevalence of myopia in the world. 65% of Primary 6 children and 83% of young people are myopic. It is even more concerning because it is predicted that by 2050, 80% to 90% of all Singaporean adults over the age of 18 will be myopic, and that 15–25% of these persons may have extreme myopia. High myopia is defined as a prescription power of -5.00 or 500.
W Optics is committed to helping parents deal with their children’s myopia by spreading awareness about the importance of early diagnosis, treatment, and continued eye care. It offers its customers one of the newest myopia control lenses available, Essilor Stellest Lenses. Evidence from successful clinical trials supports its use. In addition to receiving a prescription pair of glasses, we suggest that kids lead more physically active lives by spending at least two hours every day outside.
Introducing the Essilor Stellest Lenses
When compared to single vision lenses, Essilor’s latest generation of myopia control spectacle lenses, the Essilor Stellest Lenses have been shown in clinical trials to reduce the progression of myopia in children by an average of 67% when worn for at least 12 hours per day. Single-vision treatments, such as regular eyeglasses or contact lenses, have long been the gold standard for treating myopia. However, correction alone is not enough; control measures are required to slow the progression of myopia.
Myopia increases a person’s risk of developing a number of eye problems as an adult, some of which can be blinding. These diseases include glaucoma, posterior subcapsular cataract, retinal detachment, and myopic maculopathy. Myopia can be managed by preventing or delaying its advancement in youngsters, which can lessen the likelihood that these conditions will cause permanent vision loss later in life. Because high myopia is more likely to develop in children with an early onset of myopia, early management is essential.
When compared to single vision lenses, Essilor Stellest Lenses with H.A.L.T (Highly Aspherical Lenslet Target) Technology can reduce the progression of myopia by 67% when worn for 12 hours each day.
Thanks to the H.A.L.T. technology and its constellation of 1,021 invisible aspherical lenslets, the Essilor Stellest lenses provide myopia correction and sharp far vision through a single vision zone and myopia control, all while slowing the elongation of the eye.
Clinical Studies Proves Effectiveness
In July of 2018, the Essilor collaborative Research and Development Centre with the Wenzhou Medical University in China began a clinical trial on 167 myopic children.
When compared to youngsters wearing single vision lenses, Essilor Stellest Lenses slowed myopia progression by 67% after two years when worn for at least 12 hours per day, every day.
After one year, nine out of 10 kids with myopia whose eyes were corrected with Essilor Stellest Lenses grew their eyes at the same rate as or slower than kids without myopia.
Children who tried Essilor Stellest lenses reported the following benefits:
The clarity of vision is comparable to that of wearing single vision lenses, making them ideal for kids. Within a week, all kids have adjusted perfectly.
Consultation and Prices
Your child will examined by an optometrist who will evaluate eyesight and create a myopia risk profile. This will take at least thirty minutes, and then the kid can choose out a frame for his or her glasses. Within a week after the appointment, you can pick up your completed pair of eyeglasses, complete with the recommended Essilor Stellest Lenses already mounted in the frame of your choice.
Essilor Stellest Lenses start at S$580 for a pair. Prices for the Polaroid children’s frame starts at S$110, excluding the price of the frame.
For a limited time only, customers who buy Essilor Stellest lenses will receive a free upgrade to incorporate Crizal Prevencia coating, which shields the eyes by reducing exposure to blue-violet light emitted by electronic devices.