Essilor Launches Essilor® Stellest™ Lens & Complete Myopia Management System
Tuesday, February 22 2022 | 14 h 30 min | New Products, News, Press Release
Following a successful pilot, Essilor Canada is expanding distribution of the Essilor® Stellest™ lens and launching a suite of myopia management tools and resources to ensure eye care professionals in Canada can provide life-changing care to children with myopia. The culmination of more than 30 years of research and development, Essilor Stellest™ lenses slow down myopia progression by 67% on average, compared to single vision lenses when worn 12 hours a day, according to the company. Thanks to Essilor Stellest™ lenses and the complete suite of myopia management tools developed by Essilor, ECPs will be equipped to create a complete patient journey, from parent and patient education to prescribing and long-term management to create the best patient outcomes.
“As a world leader in vision care, it is our responsibility to play a leading role in the fight against myopia with cutting-edge innovation and resources to help eyecare professionals provide the highest quality of care and impact the lives of many young children,” explained Christophe Perreault, President of Essilor Canada.
“The research is clear: myopia is an epidemic affecting the lives of millions of children around the world. By 2050, half of the world’s population will be myopic – and a significant percentage will have high myopia,” said Dr. Millicent Knight, Senior Vice President, Customer Development Group at EssilorLuxottica. “Considering that 80% of what a child learns is processed through their eyes, it is critical that we [eyecare providers] detect and manage myopia as early as possible to have a lifelong effect on patients’ education and quality of life.”
Correct, control, no compromises. Essilor Stellest™ lenses are equipped with game-changing technologies which work in tandem to correct vision and slow the progression of myopia. A single vision zone in the lens ensures good visual acuity and wearer comfort to correct myopia. Proprietary H.A.L.T. technology, which consists of a constellation of 1,021 invisible lenslets spread over 11 rings, creates a volume of signal that slows down the elongation of the eye to control the progression of myopia. Essilor Stellest™ lenses are comfortable to wear and the children adapt very quickly: 90% of children are fully adapted within three days and 100% were adapted within one week.
Creating a complete vision care system, Essilor Stellest™ lenses are complemented by a suite of advanced equipment from Axis Medical such as the Myopia Expert 700 with the Essibox Myopia Care, and comprehensive protocol and training to help eye care professionals in the myopia care journey to elevate their myopia management practice. The Myopia Expert 700 will help ECPs build a compelling myopia management journey from onset detection to monitoring and positioning these professionals as the reference in myopia. The Essibox Myopia Care is intuitive and offers a convenient workflow from anamnesis to recommendation and handover.
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