Which is the best myopia control spectacle lenses?

Which is the best myopia control spectacle lenses in Singapore?

Essilor Stellest, Hoya MiYOSMART and ZEISS MyoCare are 3 clinically proven myopia control spectacle lenses available in Singapore.

Myopia control spectacle lenses are getting more common in Singapore and is deemed to be standard of care for children with myopia. Clinically proven Myopia control spectacle lenses has shown to be more effective compared to single vision lenses, which simply corrects the myopia but doesn’t slow down the progression of myopia.

The table below shows a comparison between Essilor Stellest, Hoya MiYOSMART, and ZEISS MyoCare.

StellestMiYOSMARTMyoCare
Type of DesignMyoCare
(<10 y/o)
MyoCare S
(≥10 y/o)
Effectiveness67%59%63% for aged 7-9 years old
83% for aged 10-12 years old
(Effectiveness in controlling axial length)
Lens MaterialPolycarbonatePolycarbonatePolycarbonate
or 1.67 plastic
CoatingUV protection
Anti-reflective
High scratch resistant
Easy to clean
UV protection
Anti-reflective 
Water repellent
Easy to wipe
UV protection
Anti-reflective 
Water repellent
Easy to clean
Scratch resistant
Blue LightAvailable
(Prevencia)
Available
(Full Control)
Available
(Blue Protect)
Photochromic FeatureAvailable
(Sun)
Tinted FeatureAvailable
Method to control myopia progressionMyopia DefocusMyopia DefocusMyopia Defocus
Lens DesignA 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.
Almost invisible concentric circles with alternating defocus and correction zones
Technology used to design lensH.A.L.T Technology
(Highly Aspheral Lenslet Target)
D.I.M.S Technology
(Defocus Incorporated Mutliple Segment)
C.A.R.E Technology
(Cylindrical Annular Refractive Elements)
Central clear zone9mm9.4mm7mm9mm
Power availableSPH: +2.00 to -12.00 
CYL: -4.00
SPH: 0 to -10.00 
CYL: -4.00
SPH: 0 to -9.00
CYL: -6.00
AdaptationMinimumMinimumMinimum
SafetySafe and non-invasiveSafe and non-invasiveSafe and non-invasive
AestheticsGood Good Good 
Price$600$560$680

Similarities between Essilor Stellest, Hoya MiYOSMART and ZEISS MyoCare

These 3 lenses 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 , MiYOSMART and MYOCARE use 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. To better monitor your child’s myopia progression, other than assessing their vision and eye degree, we also take their eyeball length (Axial Length) using ZEISS IOLMaster at every follow-up visit.

However, the design of the lenses is different.

Difference between Essilor Stellest, Hoya MiYOSMART and ZEISS MyoCare

The differences between these lenses are their lens design and technology used to design the lenses.

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.

For MyoCare, there are almost invisible concentric circles with alternating defocus and correction zones.

It is designed using C.A.R.E Technology (Cylindrical Annular Refractive Elements).

Which is the best ?

All the above 3 lenses are clinically proven to slow down myopia progression. 

You can opt for Hoya MiyoSmart if you want to have additional feature like photochromic (turns dark automatically when outdoors).

If you want myopia control to be more targeted, you can opt for ZEISS MyoCare (has two central clear zone options to slow down myopia) .

You can choose Essilor Stellest if you want to get a pair of sunglass for outdoors usage for your child. Stellest has also shown to be very effective in slowing down myopia progression. This is from the data that we have gathered in our practice. 

Which ever myopia control lenses you choose, they come with complimentary follow ups to track the progression of myopia for your child.

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Updated on 21 Jun 2024