More ways to manage myopia – introducing Essilor Stellest and Mark Ennovy MYLO!
Myopia, or short-sightedness, is on the rise. At least half of the world’s population is expected to be myopic by 2050. If left untreated, myopia can increase a child’s chances of developing serious eye conditions which in turn can lead to blindness. With children as young as 9 showing a faster progression of the condition, early intervention has become more vital now than ever before.
Mr Kasmani is our principal optometrist and myopia specialist here at Feltham opticians practice in West London. Being highly myopic himself, he’s passionate about protecting children’s vision from the risks associated with myopia. That’s why he’s recently introduced two additional myopia control technologies designed by renowned lens suppliers to add to our existing methods – MYLO by Mark Ennovy, and Stellest from Essilor.
MYLO by Mark Ennovy
MYLO soft contact lenses are powered by the Brien Holden Vision Institute’s patented technology, which has been clinically proven to slow the progression of myopia. These cutting-edge monthly disposable contact lenses are moulded from an innovative silicone hydrogel and provide excellent oxygen transmission to the eye. Thanks to their wide range of parameters, the fitting of MYLO lenses can be highly personalised to the patient’s precise needs and can be adapted to easily from a young age too.
To be completely effective, MYLO contact lenses need to be worn for at least 6 days a week, for 8 to 10 hours per day. We recommend inserting them half an hour after you wake up and removing them around 1 to 2 hours before sleeping.
Stellest Spectacle Lenses by Essilor
As well as correcting the vision in the same way as single-vision glasses lenses, Stellest lenses are designed with HALT (Highly Aspherical Lenslet Target) technology. This sends a signal which acts as a brake on the lengthening of the eye, consequently slowing down eye growth preventing myopia progression. Clinical studies have shown that 2 out of 3 children who wore Stellest Lenses had no change in prescription after the first year and that, when worn for 12 hours a day, these spectacle lenses slowed down myopia progression by an average of 67%.
As spectacle lenses, Stellest are familiar, simple, and easy to use for children, making them an ideal alternative to MYLO contact lenses, if you or our myopia specialist Mr Kasmani feels your child isn’t ready for them.
We’re pleased to say we have now successfully fitted one patient with Stellest lenses and will keep you updated on their progress!
Contact us to learn more
Here at Feltham Eyecare Centre in West London, we’re proud to have some of the most advanced and cutting-edge equipment to examine eyes and
take measurements so we can recommend the most suitable myopia control methods for your child.
If you have a short-sighted child and would like to learn more about our myopia management options, please get in touch. You can call us on 020 8867 0406 or contact us via our web form. You can also bookan eye test at Feltham Eyecare Centre for your child if they are due here contact us to book an eye test in Feltham.