Stellest VS MiYOSMART – Comparison

Essilor Stellest (依視路 星趣控) VS Hoya MiYOSMART – Comparison

Among myopia control spectacle lenses, Essilor Stellest and Hoya MiYOSMART have high effectiveness in controlling myopia progression. In today’s article, we will be talking about Essilor Stellest vs Hoya MiYOSMART – comparison.

The table below shows a comparison between Essilor Stellest and Hoya MiYOSMART

  Essilor Stellest Hoya MiYOSMART
Effectiveness 67% 59%
Lens material Polycarbonate Polycarbonate
Coating UV protection
Anti-reflective
High scratch resistant 
Easy to clean
UV protection
Anti-reflective 
Water repellent
Easy to wipe
Blue light protection Available with a top up (Crizal Prevencia) Not available 
Method used to control myopia progression Myopic defocus Myopic defocus
Lens Design A constellation of aspherical lenslets on 11 rings Hundreds of small segments of constant myopic defocus evenly distributed (honeycomb structure)
at the peripheral portion of the lenses.
Technology used
to design the lens
H.A.L.T Technology
(Highly Aspheral Lenslet Target)
D.I.M.S Technology
(Defocus Incorporated Mutliple Segment)
Central clear zone 9mm 9.4mm
Power available sph 0 to -10.00 cyl -4.00 0 to -10.00 cyl -4.00
Adaptation Minimum Minimum
Safety Safe and non-invasive Safe and non-invasive
Aesthetics Good  Good
Price $490
Top up Crizal Prevencia: $80
$530

Similarities between Essilor Stellest and Hoya MiYOSMART

Stellest and MiYOSMART requires minimum adaptation from your child, they are safe and non-invasive and the lenses look cosmetically appealing.

They are also made from polycarbonate. It is the most impact resistant material in the market which is also thin and light. This allow the lenses to be suitable and safe for active kids as well.

Stellest and MiYOSMART uses myopic defocus to control myopia progression. This allows your child to have clear central vision and defocus segments at the peripheral to control the myopia progression.

However, the design of the lenses is different.

Differences between Essilor Stellest and Hoya MiYOSMART

For Stellest, there is a constellation of aspherical lenslets on 11 rings. The power on the rings will create signals in front of the retina (a layer on the back part of the eye) to slow down elongation of the eye.

It is designed using H.A.L.T Technology (Highly Aspheral Lenslet Target).

For MiYOSMART, there are hundreds of small segments of constant myopic defocus evenly distributed (honeycomb structure) at the peripheral portion of the lenses.

It is designed using D.I.M.S Technology (Defocus Incorporated Mutliple Segment) is used.

Stellest or MiYOSMART – Which should you choose

As you can see from the features, both MiYOSMART and Stellest are very similar product for myopia control. Both uses myopic defocus to control myopia progression. The effectiveness of both products is about 60%. The only major difference is the “technology” used, DIMS vs HALT .

Hoya MiYOSMART has been around for about 3 to 4 years . Extensive clinical trials have been done with proven results. The latest three-year follow-up clinical study (following a two year study) showed that “slowing in myopia progression over time was sustained and the group that moved from regular single-vision to MiYOSMART spectacle lens showed a significant and immediate slow-down in the progression of myopia.” At Evershine Optical, we have also been collecting data to track the progression of myopia for children fitted with MiYOSMART lenses. Results seems promising so far .

Stellest on the other hand is a very new product. Their results are based on a 2 year clinical trials involving 104 children compared to MiYOSMART 5 year study involving 160 subjects.

Is Stellest (published efficacy of 67%) more effective than MiYOSMART ( 59% efficacy ) ? We are not sure unless there is an independent study that involves both products. However, we believe both are equally effective from the available clinical data.

Even though MiYOSMART is slightly more expensive, it is tried and tested while Stellest is the new kid on the block.

To understand more about these 2 myopia control spectacle lenses, click here for Essilor Stellest and click here for Hoya MiYOSMART.

Book an appointment with us or WhatsApp us at +6588461234 to find out how we can help your child to control his / her myopia under our myopia management program.

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