Frequently asked questions

The Essilor® Stellest™ lens has been designed with an exclusive and pioneering technology called HALT*. The HALT* technology is made of a constellation of 1,021 invisible* lenslets. This constellation creates a signal in front of the retina that acts as a shield against eye elongation and, therefore, myopia progression.

  • Essilor® Stellest™ lenses slow down myopia progression by 67% on average*, compared to single vision lenses, when worn 12 hours a day.
  • The eye growth of 9 out of 10 children wearing Essilor® Stellest™ lenses was similar to or slower than non-myopic children*.
  • 2 out of 3 children who wore Stellest™ lenses had a stable need for vision correction after the first year*.

In 2018, Essilor®’s research and development team initiated a 3-year-long state-of-the-art clinical trial with 104 children with short sightedness in its joint research and development centre with the Wenzhou Medical University, Essilor®'s key partner in China. The results of this study demonstrate compelling evidence that Essilor® Stellest™ lenses are one of the most effective options available for slowing down myopia progression in children today.

Your child should wear Stellest™ lenses during all waking hours – at least 12 hours per day, every day.

Stellest™ lenses are recommended to children as young as 6 and as old as 16, based on the decision of their eye care practitioner.

After an eye exam performed by an eye care practitioner, Essilor® Stellest™ lenses should be recommended to children who:

  • Are starting to get myopia
  • Are already myopic
  • Have progressing myopia