Shamir Optimee Myopia Management Lenses

Posted on April 05, 2024 under Myopia

Proven to slow axial length progression in myopic children*

Based on the first year of a clinical trial, Shamir Optimee™ has been proven to both correct children’s eyesight for clear vision and manage their myopia, protecting their vision now and in the future. The trial compares the effect of Shamir Optimee™ vs. SV lenses on myopia progression and axial elongation.1

The results underscore the influence of genetics on myopia progression. In addition to finding that children of all ages with TWO MYOPIC PARENTS are fast progressors, the results show that Shamir Optimee™ is particularly effective in controlling their myopia, SLOWING their Rx progression by 45% on average.***

*     31 myopic children wearing Shamir Optimee™ lenses compared to 21 myopic children wearing SV lenses, children aged from 6 to 10 YO. The effect on objective Rx is 41% on average.
**   Children aged from 6 to 10 y/o: the axial elongation of 1 out of 3 children is below 0.2mm, the same as in emmetropic kids of the same age.16,17
***    21 myopic children wearing Shamir Optimee™ and 24 myopic children wearing single vision lenses, who have two myopic parents.


Shamir Optimee™ with Shamir Metaform™, a technology that enables prescription lenses that are stronger and thinner than regular lenses with identical indexes. 

Shamir Optimee™ with Shamir Metaform™ is used with every index from 1.50 to 1.74, enabling lenses that are super-strong and super-comfortable for any myopic child.



Spectacle wearers’ vision involves more than eyesight; it’s also about posture. Depending on what we are focusing on, seeing involves tilting our head and flexing our neck, influencing the spinal cord position. As such, lens design can have a significant impact on posture, balancing the neck flexion and eye movement, with both immediate and long-term consequences.

Research shows that poor postural habits during near-vision activities may negatively affect children’s attention levels and performance, as well as their musculoskeletal system and future physiological development.18,19,20


Shamir Optimee™ is designed to ensure children can see clearly, without flexing their necks or tilting their head too much, no matter where they are looking, thanks to FOCUSFLOW™ TECHNOLOGY and the central vertical canal.



When you like how you look, you feel good about yourself. For young children, part of the selfie & social media generation, their appearance is more critical than ever to how they feel about themselves. When it comes to wearing glasses, the more natural they look, the better they will feel. If they think they look “different” or are being taunted by other children, they simply won’t wear their glasses. Some may avoid social and sports activities, which can impair their social skills.4

SV myopia correction lenses naturally have thick edges. The face looks narrower to others and when seen in a selfie or mirror – known as the cut-in effect. The defocus incorporated in Shamir Optimee™, using the Freeform™ manufacturing process, provides a more natural look than SV, thinner lens edges, and lower or zero cut-in effect. The lenses are fully transparent, with continuous surfaces, making them almost invisible.



Shamir Optimee™ allows children to look more natural. 

This is achieved by our unique design at the horizontal edges of the lens, resulting in lower or zero cut-in effect. The result is a function of the prescription: at around SPH -3.00, the effect is a fully natural face contour.





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2.    COLTS™ Laboratories reports: Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. Metaform™ lenses were tested by an independent external lab of COLTS™ Laboratories. The lab tested dozens of Metaform™ lenses and the results show that Metaform™ lenses are up to 18 times stronger than the FDA standard requirement. For the full reports please contact your local Shamir team. 
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