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HOYA’s MiYOSMART Sunbird Lenses Officially Launch in Canada

July 25, 2023

MiYOSMART sunbirdMISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Canada — Earlier this year, HOYA Vision Care announced it would be releasing a sun version of its MiYOSMART spectacle lenses for myopia management. Now, the company has announced that the MiYOSMART Sunbird lenses are officially available to Canadian eye care providers.*

MiYOSMART Sunbird polarized lenses offer young wearers extra protection from intense sunlight and glare.1-3 HOYA’s Sunbird lenses can be especially beneficial if a child has light-sensitive eyes caused by using atropine eye drops to treat their myopia, according to the company.

Features of the MiYOSMART Sunbird lens include a dark Category 3 tint in a stylish gray color. Benefits include greater comfort from glare and sunlight, decreased symptoms of light sensitivity, improved contrast sensitivity, and vibrant colors.4

“At HOYA, we understand and embrace the crucial role that our lenses play in helping children slow myopia’s progression while not comprising what makes childhood fun — notably, the freedom to experience the world around them without impediment,” said Frederiek Ysebaert, Managing Director of the Pediatric Care Business Unit at HOYA Vision Care. “We equally realize the vital role that every Canadian eye care provider plays in the ongoing treatment of myopia among their child patients. With Sunbird and our other MiYOSMART options, we can combine the best of both worlds — treating myopia and keeping outdoor time a healthy priority.”

Because eye care providers are often the first line of defense in diagnosing and treating myopia, HOYA offers educational opportunities through its Myopia Learning Center, an educational platform designed to provide eye care providers with information about the latest developments in myopia management, and a space to pursue advanced, independent continuing education in affiliation with recognized and independent world organizations, such as the World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS) and the International Myopia Institute (IMI).

Since 2018, two million patients in over 30 countries have benefited from wearing MiYOSMART spectacle lenses.5

To learn more about HOYA’s full suite of sun lenses, including its Chameleon photochromic lenses, ECPs can visit online.



*MiYOSMART spectacle lenses have not been approved for use in managing myopia in all countries, including the U.S. They are not currently available for sale in all countries, including the U.S.

  2. Hoya data on file. UVA and UVB transmittance for MiYOSMART photochromic and polarized sun spectacle lenses. 07/2022
  3. Hoya data on file. Luminous transmittance for MiYOSMART polarized sun spectacle lenses. 07/2022
  4. Quintana MS, Langa A, del Moral-Martinez I, et al. Polarized Filters Enhance Contrast Sensitivity When Glare Is Produced On A Flat Surface Under Photopic Conditions. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006;47(13):1225.
  5. Based on the number of MiYOSMART lenses sold as per HOYA sales data on file as of June 2022
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