Essilor Canada Launches Suite of Myopia Management Solutions
Monday, November 15 2021 | 13 h 54 min | News
Essilor Canada will launch a full range of myopia management solutions in early 2022, making it the first country in North America to offer a comprehensive vision care portfolio of a lens device plus related diagnostic and practice management aids.
Later this year (2021) on a pilot basis, Essilor will introduce Essilor Stellest™ lens, which slows down the progression of myopia in children. The broader launch across the country will be made early in 2022.
In addition to the Stellest lens, Essilor will launch a suite of digital instruments and solutions including the Myopia Expert 700 and the Essibox Myopia Care to help eye care professionals improve their myopia management practice.
Research and Development History.
From clinical trials in the 1980s to recent strategic partnerships with organizations such as the International Myopia Institute or the Global Myopia Awareness Coalition, Essilor has been committed to developing innovative and effective solutions to help slow down myopia progression in children and contribute to preventing high myopia in the future.
Essilor Stellest™ lens has been designed with proprietary technology called “H.A.L.T.” (Highly Aspherical Lenslet Target).
The H.A.L.T. technology consists of a constellation of aspherical lenslets spread on 11 rings and was designed to create a volume of signal that slows down the elongation of the eye.
The optical properties of the lenslets on each ring have been determined to guarantee a volume of signal always in front of the retina and follow its shape. In addition, Essilor Stellest™ lenses are comfortable, and easy to adapt for children: 90% of children are fully adapted within three days and 100% within one week according to a two-year controlled, randomized, double-masked clinical trial results on 54 myopic children wearing Stellest™ lenses compared to 50 myopic children wearing single vision lenses.
Solutions Include a Suite of Instruments
Essilor also announced they will provide a highly accurate, turnkey resource that enables proactive myopia management by eyecare professionals through its Myopia Expert 700 with its digital Essibox Myopia Care solution, in addition to the lenses.
The Myopia Expert 700 will help eyecare professionals build a compelling myopia management patient journey from onset detection to progression monitoring thereby helping positioning professionals as myopia experts.
The device’s aim is to maximize engagement of the patient’s family in myopia management to boost satisfaction, loyalty, and traffic. Finally, the Essibox Myopia Care brings a scalable and professional protocol to practices for the early detection and monitoring of myopia.
“Essilor believes that everyone has a role to play in the fight against myopia, with eyecare professionals on the front lines. That’s why Essilor is proud to partner with Canadian experts on its advisory board and is already working with eyecare professionals on a pilot launch to share best practices and meet the specific needs of Canadians with comprehensive myopia management solutions”, according to the company statement.
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