The young participants also learned about the importance of visual health and good eye care habits so they can preserve their vision to fully pursue their interest in space without restrictions. Hosted in Tianjin and Shanghai during August, the initiative was jointly organized with Portal Effect Education, an official youth education partner of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).
The Group is proud to cooperate with the official youth education partner of CASC to inspire and cultivate children’s curiosity and scientific spirit through fun and educational activities, and become a solid force in the development of the aerospace industry and the construction of China.
Ninety teenagers attended the Stellest™ Youth Space Training Camp in Tianjin where aerospace experts taught them about China’s space research reserve and 40 young participants took part in the Stellest™ Astronaut Reserve Training Camp in Shanghai where they discovered the daily life of an astronaut.
Controlling myopia and giving hope for the future with Stellest™
Over 30 Stellest™ lens wearers were invited to the summer camp. As part of the program, all kids participated in fun activities to educate them on how to protect their eyes properly, so they can better admire stars and pursue their dreams.
To effectively control myopia so that children with poor vision can have unlimited possibilities like the universe and create their colorful future, Stellest™ lenses are designed using an exclusive pioneering technology called “H.A.L.T” (Highly Aspherical Lenslet Target) technology. It is the result of more than 30 years of academic studies, product design, rigorous research efforts, and collaborating with the top research institutes and myopia experts.
Essilor has been working with Wenzhou Medical University in China since 2018 to conduct a 3-year clinical trial on myopic children. The experimental results show that wearing Stellest™ lenses more than 12 hours per day corresponds to a more than 60% slow-down in myopia progression on average, when compared to the control group wearing single vision lenses.
On the occasion of World Sight Day today, Essilor is rolling out a global digital campaign on social media, putvisionfirst.com website and a partnership with influencers.
The International Myopia Institute (IMI) recently released the highly-awaited 2021 edition of white papers in a special issue of the peer-reviewed Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (IOVS) journal. The white papers are supported by IMI platinum sponsors, including Essilor and other leading industry players, and follow the first series published in 2019.