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New Zeiss Myopia Management Lens Solutions

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Zeiss Canada has recently launched two new eyeglass lens options specifically designed for children who have progressive Myopia. Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, is a condition where objects in the distance are blurred. Children with Myopia wear glasses to see distant objects more clearly.

The prevalence of myopia is becoming a serious problem, especially in Asia with almost 90% of young people developing myopia before the age of 20. Globally, it is predicted that by the year 2050, nearly 50% of the world’s population may become myopic.

Myopia is considered multifactorial; besides genetic aspects, the main reasons are environmental and lifestyle changes such as:

The new Zeiss lenses are based on two leading scientific approaches using eyeglass lenses targeted at managing the progression of myopia. Research shows that lenses specifically targeted in this area reduce myopia progression compared to traditional single vision eyeglass lenses by approximately 30%.

Traditional eyeglasses lenses allow you to see clearly in the distance, however, objects in our side vision focus behind the retina. Scientists think this creates a strong signal for the eye to grow longer, which causes your child’s prescription to increase as your child grows.

The unique myopia control lens design from Zeiss focuses objects in our side vision in front of the retina, signalling to the eye not to grow as quickly. As a result, your child’s prescription does change, but at a much slower rate.

Below is a video that explains this new lens technology.

Abbey Eye Care is excited to have these new lenses from Zeiss Canada available for our young patients dealing with progressive Myopia. These lenses only add to the options we have available in our myopia control clinic. To learn more about all the options we have available to slow down your child’s prescription change you can read more here.

Written by Jeff Goodhew

Dr. Goodhew graduated from the University of Waterloo with his Optometry degree in 1993 and became therapeutically licensed in 2000. He enjoys being an active part of his profession, having served as the President of the Ontario Association of Optometrists from 2014 through 2016. Dr. Goodhew also served as the co-chair of the National Public Education Committee for the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
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