HOYA Vision Care, a leader in optical technology innovation,  today announced they will hold their symposium on Myopia Management on 24 April 2021  where the results of a three-year clinical follow-up study on the MiYOSMART lens will be  discussed. The virtual event, focusing on HOYA’s approach to managing the ever-increasing  rise of myopia in children, will be held during the European Academy of Optometry and Optics  (EAOO) Helsinki 2021 which brings the optometry and optics sectors together.  

The key highlight of the symposium will include HOYA Vision Care experts presenting the  findings of a three-year clinical study recently published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology  featuring the results of its award-winning MiYOSMART spectacle lens use with children. This  study, conducted by the Centre for Myopia Research at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University  and follows- up on a two-year study which previously demonstrated strong evidence of the  lenses’ effectiveness in slowing down the progression of myopia in children ages 8-13 on  average by 60%1

“The results of the three-year follow-up study on the MiYOSMART lens are very positive  with the lens continuing to address the growing problem of myopia in children’’ said Griff  Altmann, Chief Technology Officer at HOYA Vision Care. “We are very pleased to have  the opportunity to share the latest clinical research data during the EAOO Helsinki 2021  conference.”  

The award winning MiYOSMART lens won the coveted Grand Prize, Grand Award and Gold  Medal at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in April 2018. In October  2020, the lens was awarded the Silmo d’Or Award in the Vision Category at the Silmo Paris  Optical show. 

The virtual Myopia Symposium event on 24 April will be held from 10-11 a.m. local Helsinki  time. To register please click here