This new, innovative non-invasive myopia management method for children was developed in collaboration with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. HOYA’s Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (D.I.M.S.) Technology is the science behind the new lens. D.I.M.S. Technology has already received a raft of awards and recognition, including the prestigious Silmo d’Or award in October 2020 and the Grand Prize, Grand Award and Gold Medal at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in April 2018.
Results from the two-year randomised clinical trial conducted in Hong Kong, demonstrated that children wearing D.I.M.S. spectacle lenses had a reduction of 60 percent of their Myopia progression compared to those wearing regular single vision lenses – providing strong evidence that defocus lenses are an effective option for Myopia management.
A smart approach to Myopia
HOYA’s patent-protected D.I.M.S. Technology works by creating a myopic defocus which slows Myopia progression and axial elongation in myopic children. MiYOSMART incorporates D.I.M.S. Technology into a lens that features a low-maintenance multi-coating that is water repellent, easy to clean, and durable. The lens material offers UV protection and also provides another layer of eye protection for children due to its impact resistance.”
Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of your child, now and in the future, you want to see your child thrive and that’s the key: seeing. You may have noticed your child struggling to see clearly at a distance, making it harder to concentrate at school and have a fulfilling experience at play. Your child may have Myopia, or near-sightedness.
The incidence of Myopia is expected to increase significantly as lifestyle changes, with children taking part in more near-work activities like using digital devices, studying, reading and spending less time outdoors. Hereditary, behavioural and environmental factors also play a part. Being able to have your child’s Myopia diagnosed early not only corrects their vision now, but can help slow the progression of Myopia and preserve their vision and eye health for the future.