Myopia, or nearsightedness, is increasingly common among children, making it crucial to address early to prevent severe vision issues later in life. Myopia management lenses offer a proactive approach to controlling its progression.

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We all want the best for our little ones – so, read on as we present five highly recommended brands, each offering unique features and benefits for your child’s visual health!

1. HOYA MiYOSMART: Clinically proven to reduce myopia progression

HOYA’s MiYOSMART lenses are a breakthrough in managing childhood myopia, utilizing D.I.M.S. (Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments) Technology.

MiYOSMART Sun myopia control outdoorsImage credit: HOYA

These lenses are clinically proven to slow down myopia progression by an average of 60%* compared to conventional single vision lenses. A six-year follow-up clinical study demonstrates that the myopia management effect of MiYOSMART is sustained over time^, making them an excellent choice for long-term myopia control.

MiYOSMART lenses are perfect for active children due to their durability, thin and light design, low maintenance, ease of cleaning, and UV protection. The MiYOSMART Sun with Full Control variant includes photochromic technology, which allows the lenses to automatically darken outdoors and fade back to clear indoors. This feature provides essential protection from intense sunlight while maintaining visual comfort.

Additionally, MiYOSMART Sun with Full Control lenses feature an Anti-Bacterial coating and BlueControl coating. The Anti-Bacterial coating helps reduce bacterial growth, ensuring hygiene and safety for children. The BlueControl coating offers additional comfort when interacting with digital screens, a common part of modern childhood.

With MiYOSMART Sun Full Control, parents can trust in a comprehensive solution prioritizing their child’s visual health and lifestyle needs.

2. ZEISS Myopia Management Lens

ZEISS leads the charge in combating childhood myopia progression with its comprehensive myopia control lens portfolio. Specifically crafted for children aged 6 to 12 years old in Singapore and beyond, these spectacles offer unparalleled vision and myopia management benefits compared to standard single vision lenses, all without any side effects.

ZEISS Myopia Management LensImage credit: Zeiss

ZEISS Myopia Management Lens Solutions not only ensure uncompromised distance vision but also include full UV protection against harmful sun rays, safeguarding children’s eyes in all environments. With ZEISS, parents can trust in a solution that prioritizes their child’s visual health and provides them with a brighter outlook on life.

3. Essilor’s Stellest Lenses

Introducing Essilor’s Stellest™ Lenses, a revolutionary solution in myopia management for children aged 6 to 12. These lenses offer uncompromised distance vision while effectively controlling myopia progression, without adverse side effects.

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Crafted from strong, thin polycarbonate lens material, Stellest™ Lenses are compatible with most styles of glass frames. This lightweight and durable material makes them an ideal choice for young or active children. Moreover, Stellest™ Lenses prioritize safety and comfort, featuring a unique shape and thickness distribution to minimize the risk of eye injuries and discomfort associated with children’s eyewear.

With cutting-edge optical design, Stellest™ Lenses optimize vision correction and myopia control simultaneously. They also feature full UV protection, ensuring comprehensive eye care in sunny climates like Singapore. Essilor’s Stellest™ Lenses prioritize children’s visual health, providing clear vision and safeguarding their eyes for a brighter future.

4. MiSight Contact Lenses

MiSight, from CooperVision, marks a significant advancement in myopia management as the world’s first FDA-approved daily disposable myopia control soft contact lens. This breakthrough lens technology is specifically designed to slow myopia progression in children.

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MiSight works by altering peripheral optics at the front of the eye, influencing the focusing of light on the peripheral retina and modulating eyeball growth. This reduces eyeball elongation, slowing myopia prescription changes and lowering the risk of high myopia development.

These lenses are suitable for any short-sighted child or teenager, particularly those with yearly progression and identified as at risk of further myopia progression and eye elongation.

5. Abiliti Overnight: Reshaping your vision as you sleep

Acuvue’s Abiliti Overnight presents an innovative approach to myopia management for children. These lenses reshape the cornea overnight, effectively slowing myopia progression. Utilizing orthokeratology (Ortho-K) technology, they gently reshape the cornea while your little one sleeps, correcting refractive errors and reducing the elongation of the eyeball, a leading cause of myopia progression

Acuvue Abiliti Myopia LensImage credit: Acuvue

Ideal for kids with mild to moderate myopia, Abiliti Overnight lenses offer a convenient alternative to traditional eyewear. They provide clear vision throughout the day without the need for corrective lenses, making them suitable for both children and adults seeking effective myopia management without surgery. With Abiliti Overnight, individuals can take proactive steps toward managing their myopia and maintaining optimal eye health.

Myopia management lenses offer a proactive approach to controlling its progression, crucial for children’s visual health. From HOYA’s clinically proven MiYOSMART lenses to Essilor’s revolutionary Stellest™ Lenses, each brand presents unique features and benefits tailored to address myopia effectively. With these advanced technologies, you can take proactive steps to safeguard your children’s vision and ensure a brighter future.


* 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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