Essilor Stellest Review

Essilor Stellest Review

Evershine Optical has been dispensing Essilor Stellest as myopia control lenses for half a year. Our optometrists have been following up with our young patients to assess if their myopia still progressed after wearing Stellest lenses. This is a short Stellest review.

After analyzing the results of our Stellest patients, we found out that:

  1. Most of our Stellest patient did not have any increase in myopia progression in the first 6 months
  2. Nearly all of our Stellest patients are able to adapt to Stellest lenses in a day

At Evershine Optical, we have fitted Stellest on 26 young patients so far. These patients aged from 5 to 15 years old. Majority of them are 7 to 12 years old. Their myopia range from -0.50 diopters to -8.75 diopters. Majority of their myopia ranged from -2.50 diopters to -4.50 diopters.

Our patients have been coming back for their follow up sessions to check their myopia progression. Based on our follow up visits, majority did not have an increase in their myopia within the first 6 months. So far, only 1 patient had an increase of -0.25 diopters in one eye within the first 6 months.

Concern about Stellest Lenses

Stellest uses myopic defocus to slow down myopia progression in children. Hence, parents are often concern if the peripheral blur vision will affect their child in their daily activities and whether their child will be able to adapt to Stellest lenses.

The peripheral blur vision will not be obvious to your child. When we dispense Stellest Lenses, we always ask them whether they experience any blurriness. Most of them mentioned that it was not obvious and could adapt to Stellest lenses once they put it on.

Stellest lenses

2 weeks after dispensing Stellest, we sent out questionnaire to ask parents to fill up on how their child is adapting to their new glasses. Parents feedback that their child are seeing well and adapting well to the Stellest lenses.

Overall, our customers’ feedback for Stellest lenses are good. Our young patients are able to adapt quickly to Stellest lenses. Most importantly, most of our patient did not have a increase in myopia within the first 6 months. This shows that Essilor Stellest is effective and easy to adapt.

From Hoya MiYOSMART to Essilor Stellest

We also have existing young patients who switched from Hoya MiYOSMART to Essilor Stellest when their myopia increased after a year.

Towards the end of last year, we had a few MiYOSMART users whose myopia increased by -1.00 diopters in less than a year. Their parents decided to switch their child to Stellest lenses because of its:

  1. Higher effectiveness (67%) in slowing down myopia progression
  2. Blue light protection feature which MiYOSMART currently do not have

When switched from MiYOSMART to Stellest lenses, our patients could adapt equally fast to Stellest lenses.

Essilor Stellest 2 years Clinical Trial Results

On 6 May 2021, Essilor presented a 2 year clinical trial, “Myopia control with spectacle lenses with aspherical lenslets: a 2-year randomized clinical trial”, which involved 104 children.

The clinical trial results show that the Stellest lenses were 67 percent effective, on average, at slowing the progression of myopia compared to single vision lenses.

The key findings from the trial are:

  • When children wore the Stellest lenses for at least 12 hours per day, they saved nearly one diopter of myopia progression.
  • After the first year, the eye growth of 9 out of 10 children wearing Essilor Stellest lenses was similar or slower than non-myopic children.
  • 2 out of 3 children who wore Essilor Stellest lenses did not need a prescription change after the first year.
  • 100% of children wearing Essilor Stellest lenses had clear vision;
  • 100% of children adapted to their new lenses within a week;
  • 91% of children fully adapted within three days; and
  • 94% of children felt comfortable with Essilor Stellest lenses, demonstrating that Essilor Stellest lenses were comfortable, and easy to adapt for children

This 2 year clinical trial further proves that Stellest lens is effective in slowing down myopia progression in children.

Is Essilor Stellest better than Hoya MiYOSMART?

Based on our short review, Essilor’s and HOYA’s study on Stellest and MiYOSMART, both showed good results in slowing down myopia progression in children and children are also able to adapt to the lenses equally fast.

The main reason why many parents chose Stellest over MiYOSMART is because of its blue light protection feature (Prevencia). Children now face digital devices such as tablet, smartphones, TV, at a young age. Not only digital devices emits harmful blue light, but also from Sun, LED light and fluorescent light. Prevencia coating helps to filter the harmful blue light entering your child’s eyes.

With Stellest lenses, it helps to correct your child’s myopia, slow down myopia progression and protect your child’s eyes from harmful blue light.

To read more about the comparison between Stellest VS MiYOSMART, click here.

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References

  1. Compared to single vision lenses, when worn at least 12 hours a day. Two-year prospective, controlled, randomized, double-masked clinical trial results – 104 myopic children split in two groups: Single vision lenses (50) and Essilor Stellest lenses (54) – Efficacy results are based on 32 children who declared wearing Essilor Stellest lenses at least 12 hours per day every day – Eye Hospital of the Wenzhou Medical University – J. Bao, A. Yang, Y. Huang, X. Li, Y Pan, C. Ding, E. W. Lim, J Zheng, D. P. Spiegel, Y. L. Wong, B. Drobe, F. Lu, H. Chen