Looking forward to quality family time? It’s the perfect opportunity for parents to bond with their children through enriching outdoor activities like picnics, hikes, and cycling. These experiences foster physical and emotional growth while also contributing to the prevention of myopia progression. These experiences bring joy to the family, but did you know they also play a crucial role in slowing down the progression of myopia?1,2

MiYOSMART myopia control outdoors

Natural sunlight and distant vision stimulate the release of dopamine, which helps to regulate eye growth and prevent the elongation of the eyeball, a leading cause of myopia. Yet, maintaining a balance is crucial. While outdoor activities offer benefits, safeguarding your child’s eyes from the sun’s intensity during outdoor excursions is imperative.3-5 Children’s eyes, with their larger pupils and less effective UV filtration, are inherently more susceptible to eye damage from UV light than adults.4

Besides, intensive sunlight might discourage outdoor play, particularly for children sensitive to light. This vulnerability necessitates a proactive stance in safeguarding our children’s vision against the potential harm of UV rays and intensive light.

Recognizing this, HOYA introduces a revolutionary solution to enhance these precious family moments, protect our children’s future vision and provide visual comfort.

With MiYOSMART Sun with Full Control, you can look forward to an effective, safe, and easy way of myopia management with all-around protection to embrace brighter futures with your little ones.6-9 Find out how!

MiYOSMART: Effective Myopia Management For Children

Enter MiYOSMART with D.I.M.S. Technology, a clinically proven guardian against myopia progression, demonstrating an impressive average reduction in myopia progression by 60%* over traditional lenses.

A unique six-year study further solidifies their long-term efficacy, with no observed rebound in myopia progression even after discontinuation.^ This solution is safe, non-invasive and remarkably user-friendly for your child.

Crafted for durability and comfort, these lenses are lightweight, resistant to impact and comes with UV protection which fits any active child’s lifestyle. Its water-repellent and easy-to-wipe properties, ensures convenience and simplicity in caring for it.

Miyosmart Sun Myopia Management

Introducing MiYOSMART Sun with Full Control

Taking innovation a step further, HOYA unveils MiYOSMART Sun with Full Control.

MiYOSMART Myopia ideal correction

The advanced lens adapts to outdoor and indoor light conditions seamlessly, providing comfort and protection against intense sunlight. These innovative lenses quickly adjust to changing light conditions, darkening to a subtle and stylish grey hue in bright sunlight for comfort and protection, and then becoming clear indoors in a matter of seconds10#.

The photochromic feature of MiYOSMART Sun offers a significant advantage for children, especially those with heightened light sensitivity or those on Atropine therapy!11-13 It helps in decreasing photophobia8, reducing glare7-9, and improving vision in intense sunlight and photostress recovery time7#.

The versatile solution to myopia management is particularly beneficial for children on atropine treatment who might otherwise shy away from outdoor activities that are good for their well-being.11-13

MiYOSMART Sun with Full Control also tackles a frequent hassle for kids: the hassle of having to swap their regular eyeglasses for sunglasses when they head outside. This can lead to reluctance or oversight, particularly among your energetic little ones who may find it bothersome to lug around an additional pair of sunglasses or who might forget to make the switch when it’s most needed!

Beyond mitigating UV, the lenses provide extended blue light protection, combating digital eye strain and reducing long-term screen-related risks. They also feature an advanced anti-bacterial coating that actively inhibits bacteria growth on the lens surface, promoting cleaner and safer eyewear for children.

This integration of MiYOSMART Sun and Full Control technologies underscores HOYA’s dedication to providing effective, non-invasive myopia management and comprehensive eye care for children’s active and digital lifestyles.6-9

MiYOSMART myopia management outdoors

So, you can rest assured that your child will be able to incorporate it into their routine, without hassle effortlessly!

Your Child’s Vision, HOYA’s Mission

As the March School Holidays beckon, HOYA invites parents to embrace this opportunity for outdoor exploration with the peace of mind that their children’s vision is protected. With MiYOSMART’s breakthrough technology, we’re not just looking at immediate benefits but a future where every child enjoys a clearer, healthier vision.

Don’t let myopia dim the bright future awaiting your children. Choose MiYOSMART Sun with Full Control for effective, safe and easy myopia management with all-round protection.6-9 Safeguard your little one’s future vision today!

For more information and to locate an eyecare practitioner near you, visit HOYA Vision Care. Let’s make this holiday a milestone in nurturing a generation of healthier, happier eyes.

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2 Jonas JB, Ang M, Cho P, et al. IMI prevention of myopia and its progression. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2021;62(5):6.
3 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)
4 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)
5 Artigas JM, Felipe A, Navea A, Fandiño A, Artigas C. Spectral transmission of the human crystalline lens in adult and elderly persons: color and total transmission of visible light. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.2012;53(7):4076-4084.
6 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.
7 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.
8 Renzi-Hammond LM, Hammond BR Jr. The effects of photochromic lenses on visual performance. Clin Exp Optom. 2016;99(6):568-574.
9 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.
10 HOYA data on file. Lens performance validation test for MiYOSMART photochromic lenses – activation and deactivation. 02/2023. Tests were conducted at room temperature (23 °C).
11 Li FF, Yam JC. Low-Concentration Atropine Eye Drops for Myopia Progression. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). 2019;8(5):360-365.
12 Gong Q, Janowski M, Luo M, et al. Efficacy and Adverse Effects of Atropine in Childhood Myopia: A Meta-analysis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017;135(6):624-630.
13 Wu PC, Chuang MN, Choi J, et al. Update in myopia and treatment strategy of atropine use in myopia control. Eye (Lond). 2019;33(1):3-13.
* Myopia progression (SER) by 59% and axial elongation (AL) decreased by 60% compared with those wearing SV lenses. Lam CSY, Tang WC, Tse DY, Lee RPK, Chun RKM, Hasegawa K, Qi H, Hatanaka T, To CH. Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (DIMS) spectacle lenses slow myopia progression: a 2-year randomised clinical trial. British Journal of Ophthalmology. Published Online First: 29 May 2019.
^ 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
# Reaches 60% clarity after 60 seconds of fade back from the activated state at room temperature. Initial clarity (at 23°C) is 88.4% without AR coating. Transition for clear to 90% dark state in less than 30 seconds. Tests were conducted at room temperature (23°C).

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By Joanne Heng.

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