Hoya lenses effective in managing myopia at three-year follow up

New research investigating the effectiveness of defocus incorporated multiple segments lenses has revealed a sustained myopia control effect

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Research published following a trial using innovative myopia control technology has found that Hoya spectacle lenses continue to be effective in managing myopia at three-year follow up.

The study, which was published in British Journal of Ophthalmology, investigated the effectiveness of Miyosmart lenses incorporating defocus incorporated multiple segments technology one year after the end of a two-year trial involving the lenses.

The research also investigated the effect of switching children who were assigned single vision lenses during the two-year trial to Miyosmart lenses.

Myopia progression in the children who switched to Miyosmart lenses was less at three-year follow up than in year one and two of the trial when they were wearing single vision lenses.

The study found that reduced myopic progression observed among children assigned Miyosmart lenses during the two-year study was sustained at three-year follow up.

The Miyosmart lens, which was developed by Hoya in partnership with Hong Kong Polytechnic University, was launched in 2018.

It was awarded the Grand Prize, Grand Award and Gold Medal at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in April 2018.

In October 2020, the lens was awarded the Silmo d’Or Award in the Vision Category at the Silmo Paris Optical show.