HOYA Vision Care Canada Announces Launch of MiYOSMART with D.I.M.S. Technology
Monday, July 6 2020 | 14 h 41 min | New Products, News, Press Release
MiYOSMART with D.I.M.S. Technology, a spectacle lens for myopia control in children and youth, is developed in collaboration with HOYA Corporations’ research collaborator, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Following years of academic studies, product design and clinical research, HOYA Corporation and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University developed a revolutionary spectacle lens, based on a Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments Technology or “D.I.M.S. Technology”, which won the Grand Prize, Grand Award and Gold Medal at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in April 2018.
Wearing defocus spectacle lenses daily significantly slows myopia progression and axial elongation in myopic children aged 8 to 13, according to a two-year double-blind randomized clinical trial conducted in Hong Kong. The trial concluded that children wearing defocus lenses had 60% less myopia progression compared with those wearing single vision lenses. These findings provide strong evidence that defocus lenses are effective in reducing myopia progression.
HOYA Vision Care Canada announces the launch MiYOSMART lenses with D.I.M.S. Technology in Canada on July 1st, 2020. With the focus on educating both eye care professionals and parents on the importance of treating myopia and the various options that are currently available, MiYOSMART will be a welcome addition to helping combat myopia as a safe, easy and effective non-invasive option with proven results.
“This is the myopia management option that the Canadian market has been waiting for and we are proud to provide such an effective treatment with award winning technology that emphasizes Hoya’s leadership in the optical industry.” said Ahmos Henry, President of HOYA Vision Care Canada.
MiYOSMART lenses are an effective non-invasive method to manage myopia which can be fitted to a myopic child at any age like regular single vision lenses. They feature a low-maintenance multi-coating that is water repellant, easy to wipe and durable with UV protection making it suitable for children.
MiYOSMART lenses will not be available in the United States at this time.
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