Hoya MiYOSMART Spectacle Lenses

Peter Ivins Eye Care were amongst the first practices in the UK to offer Hoya MiYOSMART spectacles lenses in the treatment of myopia. Hoya MiYOSMART lenses use a novel and innovative D.I.M.S. lens design (Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments) to low myopia progression. The study measuring the effectiveness of the Hoya MiYOSMART lens technology showed a 59% reduction in myopia progression and a 60% reduction in axial eye growth (the length of the eyeball) when compared to the placebo group wearing normal single vision distance spectacle lenses.

 

Can my child have Hoya MiyoSmart lenses?

At Peter Ivins Eye Care the answer is a resounding yes. As key opinion leaders in the UK on the topic of myopia management we were among the first practices in the UK to offer Hoya MiYOSMART spectacle lenses. If your child is showing signs of progressive myopia then MiYOSMART lenses may be an excellent option for spectacle correction used either alone or in conjunction with contact lenses such as MiSight, Menicon Bloom Day, NaturalVue, Seed 1 Day Pure EDOF or Mylo. 

MiyoSmart lenses are available of your child’s spectacle prescription is under -10.00 and less than 4.00 dioptres of astigmatism.

 

How do Hoya MiYOSMART lenses reduce myopia progression?

The D.I.M.S. (Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments) technology is comprised of a clear central zone used to correct the child’s myopia allowing clear vision for schoolwork, sport and watching TV. This is like any normal pair of spectacles. The clever part is the introduction of the multiple defocus segments evenly distributed throughout the mid-periphery of the lens surrounding the central clear zone. The Hoya MiYOSMART lens therefore provides clear vision and myopic defocus simultaneously at all viewing distances.

 

Are Hoya MiYOSMART lenses safe for my child?

Hoya MiYOSMART lenses are made from polycarbonate, which is not only highly impact resistant, but also thin, light and offers great UV protection. Meaning Hoya MiYOSMART lenses are perfect for active children.

As children are more likely to damage spectacles and spectacles lenses than adults it is essential that frame and lenses selected for children are up to the task, fit well and are highly durable to avoid eye injury.

Children are also more susceptible to the effects of UV radiation on the eye with approximately 80% of lifetimes exposure to UV in the eye occurring before the age of 18. The reason for this is a child’s cornea, crystalline lens and vitreous being incredibly clear and therefore transmits more light into the eye. This coupled with children having larger pupils, which again allow more light to enter the eye, and the fact children play outside more than adults means it is important children’s spectacles lenses offer adequate UV protection to avoid future problems such as cataracts and age-related maculopathy. MiyoSmart lenses offer both impact protection and outstanding UV protection.

 

How can I order Hoya MiYOSMART Spectacle Lenses?

If you would like to know more about MiyoSmart or myopia management in general, please email Craig McArthur at craig@peterivins.co.uk. You can book an appointment for a myopia management assessment by using our online appointment diary. Alternatively you can call our reception team on 0141 943 3300.