Hello, it looks like you are visiting from United States Language US - EN Go to United States (English) site

HOYA Lens UK win ‘The Lens Award’ with their innovative spectacle lens MiYOSMART at the Optician Awards 2022

On behalf of the all the team at HOYA, we are delighted with the news that our latest innovation MiYOSMART has won ‘The Lens Award’ at the Optician Awards 2022. Our customers and the Hoya team continue to work together to make a real difference in the myopia management category. We look forward to sharing our exciting plans to further develop this category, in order to support children all around the world.

Martin Batho, Managing Director of HOYA Lens UK.

An estimated 5 billion people, or half the global population, could be affected by myopia by 2050.

Myopia is a global concern.

Annual myopia progression rate is most rapid under 10 years of age. Significantly greater rates of progression can be seen especially in children with high myopia.

If left untreated, myopia can lead to lasting vision problems, but together we can curb myopia in children.

Last year, HOYA launched its myopia simulator to help parents understand how their child might see the world as myopia progresses. 

experience the myopia simulator

An innovative spectacle lens.

This spectacle lens is based on revolutionary Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (D.I.M.S.) Technology. This was developed in collaboration with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2014. MiYOSMART spectacle lenses are easy to fit and look just like a regular single vision lens.


In 2018, MiYOSMART spectacle lenses won the Gold Prize, Grand Award & Special Gold Award International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, Switzerland. In 2020, they also won the Silmo d’Or Award in the Vision category at the Silmo Paris Optical Fair.

A revolutionary technology.

With the exclusive non-invasive D.I.M.S. Technology, the lens provides a full vision correction and has a ring shaped treatment zone to slow down myopia progression. The combination of the focus zone and treatment zone provides clear vision and manages myopia simultaneously.

Published scientific studies:

Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (DIMS) spectacle lenses slow myopia progression: a 2-year randomized clinical trial. (Published 11 Dec. 2019)

read article

Myopia control effect of Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (DIMS) spectacle lens in Chinese children: results of a 3-year follow-up study. (Published Online First: 17 March 2021)

read article

Long-term myopia control effect and safety in children wearing DIMS spectacle lenses for 6 years. (Published: 

Learn more


“Everyone involved in eyecare should be excited about Myopia management and how we can help protect the sight of the next generation. We jumped into dispensing MiYOSMART. It is simple to dispense after the excellent accreditation training from HOYA. We have had minimal issues with non-tolerance to the lens with most wearers saying they are unaware of any major visual discomfort”

 Ian Curtis, Owner at Curtis Opticians

"I've been recommending and providing myopia management for a number of years now, but the lack of a proven spectacle lens option has always been a significant challenge for those kids and parents who don't feel comfortable taking the leap into contact lens wear. Since I've had access to MiYOSMART I've been able to help many more kids. We've had an amazing response from the kids who have all adapted to the lens with no problems. The biggest thing I think is that parents feel reassured that they are taking some positive action when it comes to their children's eyesight."

Stephen Carr, Optometrist and Owner at Summers Optical


Designed to suit a child’s active life.

MiYOSMART spectacle lenses have an easy-to-clean specific anti-reflective, durable coating. With MiYOSMART's Eye Shield, young patients get the added assurance of an impact resistant material and UV protection.


1 Brien Holden Vision Institute; 2 Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center https://guidelines.brienholdenvision.org, accessed 16.08.1018.

MiYOSMART Sun - Protect How They See the World

With MiYOSMART Sun, slowing of myopia progression and protection from intense sunlight come together.2-6†

MiYOSMART Sun spectacle lenses adopted D.I.M.S. Technology for effective myopia management and correction of myopic refractive error, while protecting from intense sunlight and increasing eye comfort.2-6

Just like MiYOSMART clear spectacle lenses, MiYOSMART sun spectacle lenses offer 100% protection from UV-A and UV-B,7* reducing the risk of long-term damage to the eye.

*As per EN ISO 8980-3:2013 and ANSI Z80.3-2015 Standards.

†Assuming photochromic spectacle lenses are used at all times or in addition to MiYOSMART clear spectacles lenses, or polarized spectacle lenses are used in addition to MiYOSMART clear spectacle lenses. Patients should always consult their Eye Care Professionals for treatment decisions and instructions for use.

2 Lam CSY, Tang WC, Lee RPK, Chun RKM, To CH. A randomized clinical trial for myopia control – use of myopic defocus spectacle lens. 8th International Congress of Behavioral Optometry (ICBO), 26- 29 of April 2018. Sydney, Australia. 8Sankaridurg P1, Tilia D1, Morton M1, Weng R1, Jong M1, Zhu F2. Guidelines for Myopia Management.