For children, a vision as sharp as with Single Vision lens.*
For children, a vision as sharp as with Single Vision lens.*
Slow down myopia progression by 67% on average, compared to single vision lenses, when worn 12 hours a day(1).
Stellest™ lenses are aesthetic, safe and simple
We all want the best for our children. Unfortunately, we can’t always identify everything, control everything, know everything. Myopia can strongly and permanently affect our children’s vision and life.
Today, with Stellest™ lenses, it’s possible to control their myopia progression. This is a major and a crucial choice for our children, because the earlier you control their myopia progression, the less their vision will be impacted.
Playing, working, reading, discovering the world .... Did you know that more than 80%(3) of children's learning occurs through vision? Myopia can seriously impact your child's eyesight and life.
More children are getting myopia at a younger age – partly due to a rise in sedentary indoor lifestyles and an increasing amount of time spent in near activities. The younger a child develops myopia, the further it evolves and the higher it becomes.
Children developing short-sightedness at a younger age may have an increased risk of developing high myopia and the risk of developing visual impairments in adulthood.
Studies showed that high myopia may lead to severe vision impairment that can no longer be corrected through standard lenses. It can even increase the risk of ocular complications later in life(4).
There is 10x more risk of developing vision impairment for a -8.00D myope than for a -4.00D myope(5).
Now, thanks to Essilor Stellest spectacle lenses, it is possible to control the progression of myopia. The sooner your child's myopia progression is controlled, the less impact it will have in the long term.
Your local optician will be able to provide you with more information about Stellest lenses and if they’re suitable for your child.
With Stellest glasses, watch your children grow, not their myopia.
We believe that children's eyesight is essential. This is why we have been working for many years on innovative technology against the progression of myopia.
Myopia, also known as short-sightedness or nearsightedness, is an eye condition affecting how a person’s clarity of vision for distant objects. A person with myopia might be able to see objects close up clearly, but will have difficulty seeing objects in the distance such as a TV screen, whiteboard or road signs.
Do you have difficulties seeing distant objects? A standard eye test will be able to identify if you have myopia and your optician will be able to recommend the best visual solution for your individual needs.
Stellest lenses correct short-sightedness just like single vision lenses. The unifocal vision zone focuses the light perfectly on the retina. This guarantees good visual sharpness and greater visual comfort for your child.
Stellest lenses are made up of a constellation of 1021 invisible(6) lenslets. The unique constellation of lenslets creates a volume of signal into the eye in front of the child's retina, acting as a brake on the lengthening of the eye. This signal helps to slow down the eye elongation and therefore myopia progression.
Essilor Stellest lenses slow the progression of myopia by 67% on average, compared to standard lenses, when worn for at least 12 hours per day(1).
Essilor® Stellest™ lenses slow down myopia progression by 67% on average, compared to single vision lenses, when worn 12 hours a day(1).
In its clinical trial, Essilor showed that after the first year, the eye growth of 9 out of 10 children wearing Stellest™ lenses was similar or slower than non-myopic children. Moreover, 2 out of 3 children who wore Stellest™ lenses have had a stable need in vision correction after the first year(2).
Short-sightedness is a very common eye condition and can be caused by genetics, environment and lifestyle. If a child’s parents also have myopia, their child is seven times more likely to develop myopia(8). Myopia usually can appear as young as 6 years old. If you notice your child struggles to see the TV screen clearly or their teacher has mentioned that they have issues seeing a whiteboard in class it could be an indication that they suffer from short-sightedness.
A standard eye test will be able to determine if your child has myopia and your optician will be able to provide the best solution for their needs. Get your child’s eyes tested regularly, every 2 years or more often if your optician recommends it. If you or your child notices a change in their vision just book an eye test with your local optician who will be able to check for any changes.
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(1) Compared to single vision lenses, when worn 12 hours a day. Two-year prospective, controlled, randomised, double-masked clinical trial results on 54 myopic children wearing Stellest™ lenses compared to 50 myopic children wearing single vision lenses. Efficacy results based on 32 children who declared wearing Stellest™ lenses at least 12 hours per day every day. Bao J. et al. (2021). Myopia control with spectacle lenses with aspherical lenslets: a 2-year randomised clinical trial. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci.; 62(8):2888.(2) Two-year prospective, controlled, randomised, double-masked clinical trial results on 54 myopic children wearing Stellest™ lenses compared to 50 myopic children wearing single vision lenses. Results based on 32 children who declared wearing Stellest™ lenses at least 12 hours per day every day. Bao, J. et al. (2021). One-year myopia control efficacy of spectacle lenses with aspherical lenslets. Br. J. Ophthalmol. doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2020-318367.(3) Eyeglasses for Global Development: Bridging the Visual Divide; World Economic Forum, Social Entrepreneurs, EYElliance; June 2016.(4) IMI – Defining and Classifying Myopia: A Proposed Set of Standards for Clinical and Epidemiologic Studies. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 60 (3), M20-M30(5) Prevalence and progression of myopic retinopathy in Chinese adults: the Beijing Eye Study. Ophthalmology 117, 1763–1768. Vongphanit, J., Mitchell, P., Wang, J.J., 2002. Prevalence and progression of myopic retinopathy in an older population. Ophthalmology 109, 704–711.(6) Aesthetic finish.
(7) Eye growth of non-myopic children based on 700 datapoints of schoolchildren enrolled in the Wenzhou Medical University-Essilor Progression and Onset of Myopia (WEPrOM) prospective cohort study. Stable correction need defined as a spherical equivalent refraction change on both eyes strictly lower than 0.50D.(8) https://www.college-optometrists.org/the-college/media-hub/news-listing/nicer-myopia-children.html