A new school year is here! It's time to make sure your child's glasses will help them thrive in their learning and school activities. From the right eye exam to the best lenses and frame, here are THREE tips to help SMART PARENTS choose the right glasses for their kids.
3 Smart Tips for Parents:
Tip#1: Choose myopia control lenses
Today's children are digital natives who rely on electronic devices for homework and leisure. But these habits can increase myopia, which can contribute to severe eye disease.
Fortunately, smart parents know that the myopia control lenses are effective in slowing down myopia. Take this golden time in your child's life to give them the gift of good, lasting visual health.
Lens Solutions that Control Myopia
Puyi Optical offers two lens solutions that can help slow down myopia in children:
Hoya MyoSmart Lenses and Zeiss MyoVision Pro Lenses.
Hoya MyoSmart Lenses
What makes them effective?
Hoya MyoSmart lenses use D.I.M.S. technology to divide the lens into two sections. The first section corrects refractive error. The second section is comprised of hundreds of small segments that provide myopic defocus, locating the projected image in front of the retina.
Benefits for your child
- Prevent axial elongation
- Slow down progression of myopia in average by 59%*
- Corrects vision at the same time
- Impact-resistant Eye Shield technology with UV protection
- Easy-to-wipe, durable MyoSmart Coating
For children who need durable, impact-resistant lenses that control myopia
*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 Behavioural Optometry (ICBO), 26-29 of April 2018. Sydney, Australia.
Zeiss MyoVision Pro Lenses
What makes them effective?
MyoVision Pro lenses are designed to induce myopic defocus in the peripheral retina (for myopia control effect) while at the same time ensure that the image is projected on the retina centrally (for optimal vision).
Benefits for your child
- Prevent axial elongation with the goal of reducing myopia progression
- Scientific research indicates that this design can effectively reduce myopia progression more than standard single vision lenses*
- ZEISS AgeFit Junior technology optimises the lenses to better fit Asian kids' facial structures
- Duravision BlueProtect coatings offer extra protection against blue-violet light
For children who need a personalised, comfy experience and extra protective coatings
*J.Huang et al. "Efficacy Comparison of 16 Interventions for Myopia Control in Children. A Network Meta-analysis", Ophthalmology 2016; 1-12 © 2016 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology; Walline JJ, Lindsley K, Vedula SS, Cotter SA, Mutti DO, Twelker JD. Interventions to slow progression of myopia in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD004916
You are welcome to contact our optometrists to discuss your child’s optimal visual solutions.
Tip #2: Pick your child's frame according to its comfort, fit, material, and style
It’s hard to get children to wear their glasses if they don't fit right or aren't comfortable! And even if they do wear them, glasses that don’t fit well can distort your child’s vision.
Knowing what the frame is made from is also important – some children are very sensitive to certain materials, so it’s better to choose a hypoallergenic material like titanium. Kids can often be rough on their belongings, so it is good to choose a durable material that doesn’t easily get bent out-of-shape.
We recommend the follow two collections of frames that are great matches for a child’s active lifestyle and individual style.
999.9 takes children’s daily experiences into account in their frames’ construction. ”Four Nines for Children” offers children ultimate comfort and functionality through:
- Patented Gyaku-R hinges that absorb vibration, preventing frame distortion and offering an excellent fit
- Strong, durable titanium temples
- Soft, adjustable nose pads
The Danish tradition of minimalist design is reflected in LINDBERG’s unique, extremely lightweight, flexible and screw-free frames, designed to meet their wearer’s every need. LINDBERG Kid/Teens collection offers:
- Hypoallergenic frames made with nickel-free material and medical silicone nose pads
- Ultra-light, strong titanium frame
- Temple ends ensure best fitting and optimum comfort
- Exciting colour combinations allow your child to create their own favourite pair
Tip#3: Schedule personalised eye exams to ensure your child's overall visual health
A good vision and wearing experience encompasses more than lens refraction – it requires identifying the best frame and lens for your child’s personal needs and fit. Moreover, regular comprehensive eye exams can monitor whether your child’s vision is developing optimally and catch and resolve issues early before they can become a problem.
Puyi Optical’s eye exams offer a pleasant, hassle-free experience that will address all of your child’s needs as well as their overall visual health.
Eye Exam for Children
At Puyi Optical, your child can enjoy a comprehensive visual assessment in a friendly and relaxing environment.
Our assessment will go through:
1. Kids’ Profile Understanding
Children often have difficulty communicating their current vision status, habits, and challenges. That’s why our optometrists are trained to assess this information and determine appropriate exams and glasses in a smooth, skilful and easy-to-understand way.
2. Series of Eye Exams
Our optometrist will walk your child through a series of eye exams to examine:
- Subjective and objective refraction
- Visual Acuity
- Stereoscopic vision
- Eye coordination
- Common vision problems like lazy eye (amblyopia), and colour blindness or weakness
3. Extra Tests for Necessary Cases
Our optometrist may advise you to have your child’s visual health tested further. These non-invasive tests may include:
- Slit lamp examination
- Retinal screening
You can find more information about our exams and equipment here.
Eye Exam Reservation
Take action! Schedule your child's comprehensive eye exam now to give your child the best possible start to a new year of learning.