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Myopia innovations snap up Silmo d’Or awards

Hoya’s new myopia control lens and Topcon’s Myah instrument for myopia and dry eye management have taken out their respective categories in the regarded Silmo d’Or Awards.

Both products were recently introduced to the Australian ophthalmic market and were nominated for the awards, which took place virtually after the cancellation of Silmo Paris this year.

Out of the 10 categories, Hoya’s MiyoSmart lens won the vision category, while Topcon’s Myah – which is distributed locally by Device Technologies – claimed the material/equipment prize.

The Miyosmart spectacle lens uses Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (DIMS) technology to provide sharp vision and a treatment effect for myopic children. With hundreds of small defocus islands, it curbs progression using myopic defocus. The structure of the lens allows it to be used with any frame type.

According to Hoya, it has been shown to slow myopia progression by 60%, on average, based on results from a two-year clinical trial published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

“It is an honour to be recognised by our peers receiving the Silmo d’Or Award for our ground-breaking MiyoSmart lens which is successfully managing and controlling myopia in children,” Mr Alexandre Montague, CEO of Hoya Vision Care, said.

Commenting on the Myah award, Device Technologies ophthalmic diagnostic business manager Mr Ryan Heggie said: “The Silmo d’Or equipment award is recognition of the benefits that the Topcon Myah offers eyecare professionals who are looking to build, manage and grow their practice through myopia and dry eye services.”

According to Topcon, the instrument’s myopia features include optical biometry, corneal topography, pupillometry, comparison and differential map, contact lens fitting simulation and keratoconus screening. In dry eye, practitioners can conduct non-invasive break-up time, meibomian gland analysis, blink analysis, tear meniscus height analysis, real fluorescein imaging and video acquisition.

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Frame technological innovation

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Lafont with Hugo – Lafont Enfants

Optical frame – Fashion trend

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Sunglasses – Eyewear designer

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Premiere class award

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Sunglasses – fashion trend

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