Peripheral Defocus Spectacle Lenses

Are you looking a safe and non-invasive way to slow down your child’s nearsightedness? MyoCare by Zeiss and MiyoSmart by Hoya are an innovative lens mounted on a regular glasses frame for nearsightedness control.

Myocare by Zeiss


Zeiss MyoCare more than two decades of basic and clinical research incorporating 1) cylindrical annular refractive elements, C.A.R.E. technology – aimed at delivering a “stop signal” to slow the progression of axial elongation. It consists of alternating defocus and correction zones in ring-like pattern on the front surface, expanding towards the periphery of the lens and 2) ZEISS ClearFocus design – aimed to remove the “growth signal” the optimised back surface delivers the refractive correction as well as intended myopic defocus of the patient for all gaze directions.

There are two versions of the Myocare customized to you child’s growing eyes. MyoCare is recommended for children younger than 10; while MyoCare S is recommended for children 10 or older.

Miyosmart by Hoya


Based on a two-year clinical study, MiyoSmart is able to slow down nearsightedness progression in children on average by 60%. This is an excellent choice for children who may be too young for  orthokeratology.

Beside being effective at slowing down nearsightedness, miyosmart also provides your child with clear, crisp vision. This is achieved by its proprietary honey-comb design. The centre of the lens offers a clear 9.4-mm optical zone, which is surrounded by a 33-mm honey-comb pattern treatment zone. The central optic allows your child to see clearly, while the honey-comb pattern treatment zone defocus light in front of the peripheral retina to slow down the growth and elongation of the eyeball. Traditional glasses would have a defocus behind the peripheral retina which leads to eyeball elongation and hence nearsightedness progression.


Both of these peripheral defocus spectacle lenses are

  • Easy to wear – thin and lightweight lenses worn like other traditional glasses
  • Effective – slowing down nearsightedness progression
  • Safe – lenses are made with impact resistant and uv protecting materials
  • Clinically proven – by intensive research and evidence-based studies
  • Can be combined with low dose atropine therapy

These features make peripheral defocus lenses an excellent choice for children in terms of safety. We now have another tool in our arsenal to slow down your child’s nearsightedness.

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