MIYOSMART LENSES: TREATMENT OF MYOPIA IN CHILDRENShort-sightedness, also known as myopia, is a growing problem worldwide. That's why HOYA developed the MiYOSMART lenses. With these innovative glasses, the increasing short-sightedness in children can be treated effectively. The lenses are lightweight, 100% safe and offer maximum UV protection. Eppel Opticians have been accredited by Hoya to fit and depense these lenses.WHAT IS MYOPIA?Have you noticed that your child has trouble seeing clearly at a distance or having trouble concentrating at school? This may indicate nearsightedness (myopia). In this condition, the eyeball is too long or the cornea is too curved. This projects the image in front of the retina instead of on it. This leads to blurred vision in the distance. It is expected that the number of new cases of myopia will increase significantly as our lifestyle changes. Children take a much closer look at things, for example when reading and using computers, tablets and smartphones. They also spend less time outdoors, and genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors play a role in the development of myopia.THE REVOLUTIONARY HOYA MIYOSMART LENSES WITH DIMS TECHNOLOGYDue to the rapidly increasing number of people with myopia and the increase in severe myopia, HOYA has developed DIMS technology together with Hong Kong Polytechnic University*. Scientific research confirms that the increase in myopia can be slowed down by ensuring constant myopic defocus while maintaining sharp vision. HOYA MiYOSMART lenses feature this technology. These are single vision lenses with almost 400 practically invisible defocus segments on the front surface. The required distance power is located between the segments and in the middle part of the lenses. This gives the eye the myopic defocus and required distance power at the same time. The result is sharp vision and an inhibition of myopia.