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What is myopia? (short-sightedness)

Nothing is more important than the health and wellbeing of your child, now and in the future, you want to see your child thrive and that’s the key: seeing. You may have noticed your child struggling to see clearly at a distance, making it harder to concentrate at school and have a fulfilling experience at play. Your child may have myopia (short-sightedness).

Experience the Myopia Simulator
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Myopia (short-sightedness) is a global concern

The incidence of myopia is expected to increase significantly as lifestyle changes, with children taking part in more near-work activities like using digital devices, studying, reading and spending less time outdoors. Hereditary, behavioural and environmental factors also play a part.

Being able to have your child’s myopia diagnosed early not only corrects their vision now, but can help slow the progression of myopia and preserve their vision and eye health for the future.

How do MiYOSMART spectacle lenses work?

Cutting edge research conducted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University showed that myopia progression can be managed by providing clear vision and constant myopic defocus simultaneously.

Designed to fit a child’s active life

MiYOSMART spectacle lenses come with an easy-to-wipe special anti-reflective, durable coating. With its Eye Shield, young patients get the added assurance of an impact resistant material and UV protection.

MiYOSMART’s Eye Shield

• Impact resistant
• Thin and light
• Comes with UV protection

What experts say...

"Researchers have proven a clear relationship between being short-sighted and spending less time outdoors in

"Getting children outside more regularly or for longer periods during daylight hours is an excellent way for parents to promote a ‘healthy visual diet."

"The outdoors is an environment which has been shown to delay the onset of short-sightedness, and by getting children outside, it will remove them from being in front of the addictive screens that parents are so concerned

Professor Kathryn Saunders

Our research has found:

  • The average child spends more than four and a half hours per day on electrical devices, and just 40 minutes outside
  • Six in 10 parents aren’t aware that time spent outdoors can delay the onset of myopia (short-sightedness) in children
  • More than six in 10 struggle to get their children to leave the house, resulting in a third of parents feeling worried
  • Seven in 10 are eager to get their child outside more, yet over two thirds believe their kids are ‘addicted to screens’
  • 93 per cent agree screen time has increased significantly during the pandemic
  • The average six to 16-year-old spends two plus more hours a day inside, than they did before the pandemic.

Care beyond the lens

Spend time outdoors.

Research showed that spending time outdoors may reduce risk of myopia and its progression.


Seek regular eye care.

Make sure that your child has regular eye examinations to ensure that myopia or other vision problems are detected and treated early, reducing the worsening of vision, myopia progression and potential complications of high myopia.


Take regular breaks.

Reduce your child’s eye strain by reminding him or her to take breaks from intensive screen time or near-work.

Protect how your child sees the world with MiYOSMART sun spectacle lenses

With MiYOSMART sun spectacle lenses, slowing down of myopia progression and protection from intense sunlight come together.2-4*

MiYOSMART sun spectacle lenses adopt D.I.M.S. Technology (Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments), to correct myopia and slow down its progression.3,4* They also protect from intense sunlight, which provides eye comfort and encourages children to wear their spectacles outdoors.3,5-8

MiYOSMART sun spectacle lenses offer protection from harmful UV rays,3† reducing the risk of long-term damage to the eye - so you can be sure your child’s eyes are well taken care of!

*Assuming self-tinting spectacle lenses are used at all times or in addition to MiYOSMART clear spectacles lenses, or polarized spectacle lenses are used in addition to MiYOSMART clear spectacle lenses. Please always consult your Eye Care Professional for treatment decisions for your child’s myopia and instructions for using MiYOSMART spectacle lenses.

†MiYOSMART polarized spectacle lenses and inactive MiYOSMART self-tinting spectacle lenses block 100% of harmful UV light, as per the ISO8980-3 (2022) standard.

Find out more about MiYOSMART sun

1 Brien Holden Vision Institute; 2 Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center, accessed 16.08.1018.

2 Lam CSY, Tang WC, Lee RPK, Chun RKM, To CH. A randomized clinical trial for myopia control – use of myopic defocus spectacle lens. 8th International Congress of Behavioral Optometry (ICBO), 26- 29 of April 2018. Sydney, Australia. 8Sankaridurg P1, Tilia D1, Morton M1, Weng R1, Jong M1, Zhu F2. Guidelines for Myopia Management.