HOYA Vision Care has launched the MiYOSMART lens with patented D.I.M.S technology, following a highly successful two-year clinical trial.
This new, non-invasive myopia management solution for children of all ages was developed in collaboration with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. HOYA’s Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (D.I.M.S) technology is the science behind the new lens. The technology has already received a raft of awards and recognition, including the prestigious Silmo d’Or award in October 2020 and the Grand Prize, Grand Award, and Gold Medal at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in April 2018.
Results from the two-year randomized clinical trial conducted in Hong Kong demonstrated that children wearing D.I.M.S spectacle lenses had a reduction of 60 percent of their myopia progression compared to those wearing single vision lenses – providing strong evidence that defocus lenses are an effective option for myopia management.
HOYA’s patent-protected D.I.M.S technology works by creating a myopic defocus effect which slows myopia progression and axial elongation in myopic children. MiYOSMART incorporates the technology into a lens that features a low-maintenance multi-coating that is water repellent, easy to clean, and durable. The lens material offers UV protection and also provides another layer of eye protection for children due to its impact resistance.
Andrew Sanders, Professional Service Director at HOYA UK, comments:
“We’re extremely proud to announce MiYOSMART to the UK and Ireland as the myopia management option that optometry professionals have been waiting for.
“The introduction of such an effective treatment only emphasizes HOYA’s innovatory stance within the optical industry and we truly can’t wait to see the difference it will make.”
HOYA UK are supporting the launch by providing a series of webinars and full training on MiYOSMART, available to eye care professionals who plan to dispense the lens.
For more details on HOYA MiYOSMART lenses, visit their website.
Founded in 1941 in Tokyo, Japan, HOYA is a leading global med-tech company and supplier of innovative high-tech and medical products. Active in the fields of healthcare and information technology, HOYA provides eyeglasses, medical endoscopes, LCD panels, HDDs, intraocular lenses, and optical lenses with leading brands including Lens Product of the Year 2020 – Hoyalux iD, EnRoute and SYNC III. Today, with over 150 offices and subsidiaries worldwide, HOYA, through innovative lens and coating solutions and educational and strategic frameworks, continues to support independent opticians globally.