With the sweltering heat intensifying in Singapore and the June school holidays just around the corner, families are gearing up for more outdoor adventures. While outdoor activities are a fantastic way for children to explore and grow, it’s crucial to consider the effects of increased sunlight exposure on their delicate eyes. Here’s how HOYA’s innovative MiYOSMART Sun with Full Control can be your child’s best ally in these bright times.

MiYOSMART Sun with Full Control for Healthy Vision

Protecting Young Eyes During Peak Sunlight

Studies have shown that spending more time outdoors may slow down myopia progression in children. Natural sunlight and distant vision stimulate the release of dopamine, which helps to regulate eye growth and prevent the elongation of the eyeball, a leading cause of myopia.1,2 However, while the joy of summer means more time under the sun, it’s important to remember that children’s eyes are more susceptible to eye damage from UV light than adults.3-5

Extended exposure to intense sunlight can be harmful, making robust eye protection essential for our little ones during outdoor activities. This is where the importance of a reliable solution like MiYOSMART Sun with Full Control comes into play.

Slowing Down Myopia with Cutting-Edge Technology

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a growing concern worldwide, especially in young children. The good news? HOYA’s MiYOSMART lenses, equipped with revolutionary Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (D.I.M.S.) Technology, are clinically proven to slow down the progression of myopia.

MiYOSMART myopia control

Remarkably, studies show an average reduction in myopia progression by 60%*, with sustained effects over a six-year period.^ This makes MiYOSMART not just a choice but a necessity for managing your child’s vision health effectively.

MiYOSMART Sun with Full Control: Beyond Myopia Management

Just as many of us seek to escape the harsh, scorching sun, intense sunlight can deter children from engaging in outdoor activities. This challenge is particularly amplified for those undergoing atropine treatment for myopia, as they are likely to experience photophobia, due to atropine dilating the pupil.6-8

Recognizing these unique challenges, HOYA introduces the MiYOSMART Sun with Full Control. These lenses offer a dual benefit: they not only slow down myopia progression but also adapt to varying light conditions, ensuring that young eyes are protected and comfortable in any outdoor setting.

The lenses darken when exposed to sunlight, providing immediate comfort by reducing glare9-11, and fade back to clear indoors. This feature is particularly beneficial for children experiencing photophobia, encouraging them to spend time outdoors with increased comfort.

The lenses feature HOYA’s Full Control coating that provides all-round protection for children’s eyes. This innovative coating ensures a safer and healthier visual experience for children.

Features for Children’s Everyday Needs

MiYOSMART Sun with Full Control lenses are designed to address the diverse and dynamic needs of children in their daily activities. At the core, these lenses offer robust UV protection, shielding children’s sensitive eyes from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays. This feature is particularly valuable during long hours of outdoor play under the sun, where the risk of long-term eye damage3-5 is heightened.

MiYOSMART myopia control outdoors

The lenses help manage light sensitivity through their photochromic properties too. They adapt to changes in sunlight, darkening when outdoors, and clearing indoors. This adaptability minimizes discomfort and encourages children to participate more actively in outdoor activities, ensuring they are comfortable whether they are reading inside or playing outside. MiYOSMART Sun with Full Control lenses also caters to the digital needs of children by providing comfort when interacting with digital screens, a common part of modern childhood.

Engineered for durability and safety, MiYOSMART lenses are both thin and lightweight, making them ideal for continuous wear throughout the day. Their impact-resistant design ensures that the lenses can withstand the physical demands of a child’s active lifestyle.

Moreover, the lenses have a water-repellent feature that maintains clear vision during water activities, reducing the blur caused by splashes. This, combined with an easy-to-clean surface, simplifies maintenance, making the lenses child-friendly.

To further enhance hygiene, the lenses come with an anti-bacterial coating, reducing the risk of bacterial growth on the surface – an essential feature as children often handle their glasses with less than clean hands.

Why Choose MiYOSMART Sun with Full Control?

HOYA’s commitment to innovation and eye health is evident in the MiYOSMART Sun with Full Control lenses. These lenses are not just effective in slowing down myopia; they are easy to maintain and safe for regular use by children. By choosing MiYOSMART Sun with Full Control lenses, parents can ensure that their children enjoy the outdoors safely and comfortably, without compromising their vision health.

Step Into the Sun with Confidence

This June, make the smart choice for your child’s vision. Embrace the sunny days with the assurance that MiYOSMART Sun with Full Control lenses will provide the necessary protection for them while managing myopia. Don’t let the fear of bright sunlight or progressing myopia limit your child’s potential for outdoor fun and growth.

MiYOSMART Sun myopia control outdoors

Ready to see how MiYOSMART can transform your child’s outdoor experiences and manage myopia effectively? You can learn more about MiYOSMART lenses, an innovative solution to manage myopia progression in children, by visiting their homepage.

Visit HOYA’s myopia simulator here to understand the potential progression and benefits of MiYOSMART lenses. For more detailed information and to consult with an eyecare practitioner near you, click here.

Allow your child to confidently embrace the sunlight, fully protected and in control with MiYOSMART Sun with Full Control.

* Myopia progression (SER) by 59% and axial elongation (AL) decreased by 60% compared with those wearing SV lenses. Lam CSY, Tang WC, Tse DY, Lee RPK, Chun RKM, Hasegawa K, Qi H, Hatanaka T, To CH. Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (DIMS) spectacle lenses slow myopia progression: a 2-year randomised clinical trial. British Journal of Ophthalmology. Published Online First: 29 May 2019.
^ Lam CS, et al. Myopia control in children wearing DIMS spectacle lens: 6 years results. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 63;2022:ARVO E-Abstract 4247
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By Joanne Heng.

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