【HOYA Lens】MiYOSMART Spectacle lenses for Myopia Control

MiYOSMART-Spectacle lenses for myopia control: Lead your children to a clearer future

Myopia (short-sightedness) has been the most prevalent visual problem amongst children. Clinical study found that the peak period of myopia progression of Chinese children is between the ages of 6-101. Children whose parents both have myopia are more likely to develop myopia2. Changes in lifestyle such as more frequent use of digital devices has increased their time spent on reading at close distances and reduced outdoor activities. This is likely to give rise to rapid myopia progression and result in high myopia.

People with high myopia have to rely on their glasses heavily, which brings about inconvenience in daily life. The higher the myopia, the more fragile the retina is. It also increases the risk of suffering from eye diseases such as cataract, glaucoma3, 4 and retinal detachment. Therefore, we should be cautious to the myopia development in our children. Appropriate treatments should be taken to control myopia progression so that children can maintain clear vision during their precious period of school life.

MiYOSMART is the latest spectacle lenses for myopia control developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and HOYA. MiYOSMART won the Grand Prize at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. It is designed with Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (DIMS) technology. Research showed that MiYOSMART slowed down myopia progress by 60%5 in participating children. 20% of the children had their myopia progression stopped completely!

To maximize the effectiveness of myopia control lenses, proper usage and good visual habits are essential. Myopia control consultants in Optical 88 will illustrate the lens design and myopia control mechanism to customers, together with advices on frame selection and fitting. Regular follow-ups will be provided to monitor proper lens usage and effectiveness on myopia control. To know more details, please visit our branches and meet our optometrists and myopia control consultants!


  1. Lam CS, Edwards M et al. A 2-year longitudinal study of myopia progression and optical component changes among Hong Kong schoolchildren. Optom Vis Sci 1999 Jun; 76(6):370-80.
  2. Mutti DO, Mitchell GL et al. Parental myopia, near work, school achievement, and children’s refractive error. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2002 Dec; 43(12):3633-40.
  3. Kubo E, Kumamoto Y et al. Axial length, myopia and the severity of lens opacity at the time of cataract surgery. Arch Ophthalmol 2006 Nov; 124(11):1586-90.
  4. Perera SA, Wong TY et al. Refractive error, axial dimensions, and primary open-angle glaucoma: the Singapore Malay eye study. Arch Ophthalmol 2010 Jul; 128(7):900-5.

5.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 Opthalmology. Published Online First: 29 May 2019. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2018-313739=

【Progressive Lens Centre】The most complete range of HOYA progressive trial lens in Hong Kong

OPTICAL 88 is introducing the first “Progressive Lens Centre” to Hong Kong, in cooperation with HOYA, the renowned Japanese lens brand. This Centre imitates the cutting-edge fitting concepts and equipment from the success of HOYA Progressive Lens Centre in Aoyama, Japan. It’s eye examination process, wide range of advanced equipment and unique fitting method all allows customer to experience an individualized and comprehensive fitting solution.

Progressive lens consultant
Progressive lens consultant will have an initial consultation with customer to learn more about their needs of distance visions (e.g. constant document reading, prolonged use of computers or continual stay in outdoor), even individual’s eyeball movement and visual habits, in order to recommend the most appropriate lenses.

The most complete range of HOYA progressive trial lens in Hong Kong
Being the first Progressive Lens Centre of Hong Kong, this Centre provides the most complete range of HOYA progressive trial lens in the city, where customer can experience the visual effects of vision distances with the variation of lenses. As a result of the lens comparison, customer will be able to find out the most suitable lens design they need in person. To cater everyone’s individual lifestyle, there are progressive lenses that offer natural progression from distance vision through intermediate vision to near vision, there are also indoor progressive from intermediate to near vision, designed for those who tend to work with computer most of the time; as well as near to near vision progressive for those who have intensive documentary tasks constantly.

Simulation area
This Centre provides an unique simulation area of a study and a kitchen environment where customer can try out our wide range of trial lenses and experience in a real scenario. At the same time, our consultant will observe and provide guidance to the wearer on the proper usage method, making instant adjustment to the trial lens or frame according to wearer’s feedback or reaction, in order to achieve the best visual solution.

Exclusive Testing Mirror Table
Progressive lens has three distance visions to fullfil: distant, intermediate and near visions. It is crucial to acquire the correct wearing position, the viewing transition between the three distance visions and movement of the head. To provide a better solution in getting faster and easier adaptation, this Centre provides an exclusive assessment, in particular to progressive lens beginner or wearer adapting to a new pair of progressive lens glasses. This assessment involves wearer sitting in front of our exclusive testing mirror table, and with the readily-adjusted progressive lens spectacles by our consultant. Wearer will then proceed to vision practice according to the consultant’s instruction together with the aid of measuring tools.

Free follow-up services
In order to receive the best visual quality of progressive lens, acquiring the appropriate technique and wearing position are very important. Beginners often take some time to get used to it. To ensure our customers will be comfortably wearing their new glasses, this Centre provides regular follow-up services including frame adjustment and power review to ensure perfect placement and maximum comfort.

OPTICAL 88 Progressive Lens Centre
Address: 1/F., 85 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong (Above CITY CHAIN)
Reservation:2609 2430

Address: Shop No.101-102, 1/F.,Windsor House, Causeway Bay
Reservation:2890 7219

For more information of HOYA Progressive Lens, please visit : www.hoyavision/hk