If a new way of stopping the progression of myopia existed, you would definitely want to know about it.
MiyoSmart keeps this promise and satisfies a rapidly growing market need. MiyoSmart is an innovative ophthalmic lens that helps in managing the myopia. Hoya Vision Care developed it thanks to the collaboration with researchers from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
MiyoSmart meets the market needs right when the problems caused by the myopia are increasing, and it specifically designed to correct them and to slow their progression.
Many factors, such as an intense close visual activity, less time spent outdoors, strong focus on studies and other lifestyle considerations, show that the incidence of myopia in children will increase over the years.
Parents who pay attention to their children’s health and who invest in their well-being and future are in the front line in an already widespread and increasing market for myopia lenses.
Thanks to the research, we found out that myopia progression can be handled both by keeping clear view and myopic defocus at the same time.
Researchers realized that the axial lengthening of the eyeball is affected by the positioning of the image in relation to the retina. In fact, in myopia, the image falls before the retina and a normal mono-focal lens brings the image back to the fovea. By so doing, the image will result after the retina in the peripheral area, provoking a lengthening of the eyeball over time.
In 2012, Hoya, along with PolyU started the development of a technology that can handle the myopia progression via ophthalmic lenses.
This technology is also known as Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (D.I.M.S.) and it represents the basis for the Hoya MiyoSmart lenses, used to handle myopia progression.
The effectiveness of MyioSmart lenses has been tested through a clinical trial experience in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong: all the participants who completed the two-year clinical trial using MiyoSmart lenses with D.I.M.S. technology gained an average 60% reduction in myopia progression.
In 2018, the MiyoSmart lens with D.I.M.S. technology received the prestigious Grand Prize, Grand Award and Special Gold Medal during the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions” in Geneva, Switzerland.
In 2020, it also obtained the Silmo d’Or award in the “Vision” category.