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Hoya Lens UK launches MiyoSmart Sun Spectacles to slow down myopia progression

Hoya Vision Care, a leader in optical technology innovation has recently unveiled its MiYOSMART sun range which will soon be available in more than 30 countries globally. The sun range includes two types of lenses: the photochromic MiYOSMART Chameleon and the polarised MiYOSMART Sunbird.

The MiyoSmart Sun Spectacle is a unique, dual-function lens that offers both UV protection and myopia management. The lens has been specially designed to reduce the progression of myopia in children, by using patented D.I.M.S technology. Hoya claims this technology has been clinically proven to slow down myopia progression by up to 60%, by using peripheral myopic defocus to control eye growth.

MiYOSMART Chameleon is a comprehensive solution for managing myopia and providing protection during outdoor activities, thanks to HOYA's advanced photochromic lens technology. The lenses quickly adjust to changing levels of sunlight, darkening in bright light and returning to a clear state indoors within seconds. On the other hand, MiYOSMART Sunbird is a perfect complement to MiYOSMART clear lenses, providing 100% protection against harmful UV. This makes it an ideal solution for children who spend a lot of time outdoors, such as those who play sports or enjoy outdoor activities.

The MiyoSmart Sun Spectacles are available in the colour grey and can be fitted into a variety of frame styles. The lens can also be made with prescription lenses, ensuring that children with myopia can benefit from the same level of protection as those without.

Considering the technical complexity of the lenses, providing photo-chromic and polarised tinted options is a leap forward and will allow children to continue getting the benefits of peripheral myopic defocus whilst protecting their eyes in bright, sunny conditions.

Frederiek Ysebaert, Managing Director of the Pediatric Care Business Unit at HOYA Vision Care comments:

“Children’s vision is worth protecting. By acting today, we give them more opportunity tomorrow. With the launch of MiYOSMART sun spectacle lenses, inspired by our discussions with Eye Care Professionals, we can enable children across the world to spend more time outdoors, while protecting their eyes from intense sunlight, maximising the benefits of D.I.M.S. Technology on myopia progression.”

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