Today, myopia represents a true health emergency since it currently affects almost 30% of the world’s population and it is estimated that it will affect 50% of the world’s population in 2050. No time to lose!
Why Does Myopia Management Matter?
We understand that having effective solutions to slow the progression of myopia is key to delivering high-quality vision care services for your paediatric patients.
Little is said about it, but myopia begins at a very young age. Today, the situation is much worse. We have to bear in mind that our children start using electronic devices earlier and earlier, and their eyes are not prepared for this. Their visual health is at risk. This is real, and it is happening.
In fact, in recent years, research shows increasing myopia prevalence in children in the UK
Research conducted in the UK found that:
- Nearly 1 in 5 teenagers in the UK are myopic (2,3*)
- The prevalence of myopia in UK children is now more than double than it was in the 1960s (4,5*)
Early onset of myopia is the most important predictor of high myopia in later life which is why it is so important to consider myopia management options for children.
Although Imperium looks like a normal single-vision lens, it has two zones of positive power to induce myopic defocus in the lateral areas of the lens. These zones coincide with areas of increased retinal cell distribution, thereby reducing the stimulation for the eye to elongate. With prominent upward gaze directions, children will benefit from the central, vertically orientated zone which provides the prescribed power.
Imperium also provides additional benefits which allow you to offer your patients more choice
An effective Solution
Caledonian Optical invites you to enhance your myopia management offering with our new IMPERIUM, a digitally surfaced lens clinically proven to slow the progression of myopia 1*.
In a 5-year clinical trial involving 94 Caucasian children with progressive myopia, Imperium was shown to slow the rate of progression by 4.5x compared to the pre-trial rate and by 1.6x (60%) compared to the control group 1*.
Why choose Imperium?
Support for your team
As well as providing initial training to gain accreditation to prescribe and dispense IMPERIUM, our highly skilled team can provide additional training and business support to help you develop your myopia management services.
Caledonian Optical Approved Quality
With over 40 years’ experience of manufacturing premium quality lenses, Caledonian Optical is a reliable partner for your lens supply.
Our state-of-the-art equipment and bespoke design fine-tuning ensures our entire portfolio is manufactured to the highest possible standards, with rigorous quality control measures to deliver the best products consistently.
As with our core range of lenses, IMPERIUM undergoes regular mapping to ensure that consistency in quality.
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1* Tarutta EP, Proskurina OV, Tarasova NA, Milash SV, Markosyan GA. Otdalennye rezul’taty ochkovoi korrektsii s perifokal’nym defokusom u detei s progressiruiushchei miopiei [Long-term results of perifocal defocus spectacle lens correction in children with progressive myopia]. Vestn Oftalmol. 2019;135(5):46-53. Russian. doi: 10.17116/oftalma201913505146. PMID: 31714512. (2*) O’Donoghue L, McClelland JF, Logan NS, Rudnicka AR, Owen CG, Saunders KJ. Refractive error and visual impairment in school children in Northern Ireland. Br J Ophthalmol. 2010; 94(9):1155-9. (3*) Logan NS, Shah P, Rudnicka AR. Childhood ethnic differences in ametropia and ocular biometry: the Aston Eye Study. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2011; 31(5):550-8. (4*) Sorsby A, Benjamin B, Sheridan M, Stone J, Leary GA. Refraction and its components during the growth of the eye from age of three. Memo Med Res Counc. 1961; 301(special):1-67 (5*)McCullough SJ, O’Donoghue L, Saunders KJ. Six year refractive change among white children and young adults: Evidence for significant Increase In myopia among white UK children. PLOS ONE. [online]. 2016.