MiYOSMART myopia management lenses by HOYA

Posted on January 28, 2022 under Myopia


Myopia is a growing problem and global concern as an estimated 5 billion people, or half of the global population, could be affected by short-sightedness by 2050.1Myopia is a growing problem and global concern as an estimated 5 billion people, or half of the global population, could be affected by short-sightedness by 2050.1

The incidence of myopia is expected to increase significantly1 as lifestyles change, 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.


Outdoor time

Spending time outdoors is good for your child’s eyes, as it may slow down their myopia getting worse (myopia progression).2,3 In fact, it is the most common recommendation given by Eye Care Professionals to manage myopia,4 and may be the simplest and cheapest myopia treatment that you can encourage right away.

However, children’s eyes should be protected from intense sunlight when outdoors as they are more susceptible to eye damage from UV light than adults, because:

  • Most time spent outdoors happens before the age of 21.5
  • Children’s eye structure differs to than of adults’, which means more damaging ultraviolet (UV) light reaches their eyes.6

With MiYOSMART Sun Full Control spectacle lenses, slowing down of myopia progression and protection from intense sunlight, blue light and bacterial growth come together.7-10

Traditional sunglasses may not be able to slow down your child’s myopia progression when they spend time outdoors.3,11 MiYOSMART Sun Full Control spectacle lenses adopted D.I.M.S. Technology a unique lens technology that correct myopia and slows down its progression.12,13#

Spectacle myopia management method makes it possible to manage your child’s myopia in a safe, non-invasive and fuss-free way. These lenses are thin, light, impact resistant and comes with UV protection. Its water-repellent, anti-reflective and easy-to-wipe coating fits into any active child’s lifestyle.


At the same time, MiYOSMART Sun Full Control provides essential myopia care protection against:

  • Intense sunlight with its photochromic treatment as lenses automatically darken outdoors and fade back to clear indoors
  • Blue light from digital screens by reflecting it away while reducing glare and enhancing contrast
  • Bacterial growth with Anti-Bacterial coating that is applied on both front and back of the lenses

How do MiYOSMART spectacle lenses work?

MiYOSMART spectacle lenses use the revolutionary Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (D.I.M.S.) Technology to correct the myopic refractive error and provide clear vision.

D.I.M.S. Technology uses a honeycomb-shaped segment treatment area (‘defocus zone’) to slow down myopia progression, and a clear zone (‘focus zone’) with you child’s prescription. The focus zone provides clear vision and the defocus zone manages myopia at the same time.

A 2-year clinical study showed that myopia progression slowed down on average by 60% in children that used MiYOSMART spectacle lenses, compared with regular single-vision spectacle lenses.7

The findings of the six-year clinical study - the longest study on myopia management spectacle lens, proved that MiYOSMART spectacle lens myopia control effect is sustained over time for children wearing the lens.14 It also confirmed that patients who stop wearing the MiYOSMART spectacle lens show no rebound effects when compared to the initial myopia rates of progression during the two-year randomized control trial or with the general population.14

Evidence you can trust. That's MiYOSMART.

Myopia progresses faster in children under 12 years old. If left untreated, myopia can lead to complications in the future, such as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment, or myopic macular degeneration.

Hence it is more important than ever to proactively manage myopia with MiYOSMART Sun Full Control, the evidence-based solution.


Choose MiYOSMART Sun with Full Control today and protect how your child sees the world.

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1 Holden BA, Fricke TR, Wilson DA, et al. Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050. Ophthalmology. 2016;123(5):1036-1042.

2 Ho CL, Wu WF, Liou YM. Dose-Response Relationship of Outdoor Exposure and Myopia Indicators: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Various Research Methods. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019;16(14):2595.

3 Jonas JB, Ang M, Cho P, et al. IMI prevention of myopia and its progression. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2021;62(5):6.

4 WSPOS. Myopia Survey Data. November 2022. Presented as part of WSPOS Symposium: Comprehensive Update on Myopia Management.19-20 November 2022. Available from: http://forum.wspos.org/symposium-part-1-comprehensive-update-on-myopia-management-2 (Last accessed: 20/02/2023)

5 WSPOS. Sunlight Exposure & Children’s Eyes Consensus Statement. 2016. Available at: https://www.wspos.org/wspos-sunlight-exposure-childrens-eyes-consensus-statement/ (Last accessed 20/02/2023)

6 Prevent Blindness. Children’s Eyes are More Susceptible to Long-Term Damage from UV Rays. 2011. Available at: https://preventblindness.org/childrens-eyes-are-more-susceptible-to-long-term-damage-from-uv-rays/ (Last accessed 20/02/2023)

7 Lam CSY, Tang WC, Tse DY, et al. Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (DIMS) spectacle lenses slow myopia progression: a 2-year randomised clinical trial. Br J Ophthalmol. 2020;104(3):363-368.

8 Lakkis C, Weidemann K. Evaluation of the performance of photochromic spectacle lenses in children and adolescents aged 10 to 15 years. Clin Exp Optom. 2006;89(4):246-252.

9 Renzi-Hammond LM, Hammond BR Jr. The effects of photochromic lenses on visual performance. Clin Exp Optom. 2016;99(6):568-574.

10 Wu PC, Kuo HK. Effect of photochromic spectacles on visual symptoms and contrast sensitivity of myopic schoolchildren treated with low dose concentration atropine. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016;57:2484.

11 Correction of Myopia Evaluation Trial 2 Study Group for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Progressive addition lenses versus single-vision lenses for slowing progression of myopia in children with high accommodative lag and near esophoria. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011;52:2749–57.

12 HOYA data on file. Transmission, traffic light recognition, and UV blocking test for MiYOSMART clear and MiYOSMART sun spectacle lenses. 02/2023. Tests were conducted at room temperature (23°C).

13 HOYA data on file. PSF test on MiYOSMART clear and sun spectacle lenses. 06/2022.

14 Lam CS, et al. Myopia control in children wearing DIMS spectacle lens: 6 years results. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 63;2022:ARVO E-Abstract 4247.

#Assuming self-tinting 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.

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