“Enhancing vision today…to help reach goals for tomorrow” is more than a motto. It is the essence of our practice.—Dr. Wylie


We’ve developed a completely new approach to eyeglass lens design and processing, all based on the insight that each of us sees the world slightly differently.

iD technology factors in more variables than traditional eyeglass lens making processes, like accounting for the way your individual eyes move. We’ve reinvented the lens design, the polishing technique, even the analysis and correction of skew deformations. iD technology is what makes the first truly personalized eyeglass lenses possible.

Lenses designed exclusively for the way your eyes see the world.

Our Integrated Double Surface design process (IDS) is the first technology to shape your lens design onto both the front and back surface of each lens, which results in more comfortable transitions between near and far distances, significantly wider and clearer viewing zones, and virtually eliminates the swimming and swaying sensations common with conventional eyeglass lenses.


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With Hoya, there's more to enjoy outdoors

Polarized lenses have two advantages: They are highly suitable as sunglasses and they neutralize uncomfortable reflections from wet roads, water surfaces and snow. The latter is referred to as glare, and eliminating it enhances contrast, allowing you to enjoy the surroundings in a relaxed way. In short, these lenses allow you to enjoy life more in many different ways. These lenses are for people with a dynamic lifestyle who play sports and spend many hours outdoors, and people with photosensitive eyes.

Catch the moment, miss the glare with Hoya's Polarized lenses


  • Eliminates glare, fatigue occurs less quickly;
  • 100% UVA and UVB protection;
  • Vision that is clearly richer in contrast;
  • The perfect solution for people with photosensitive eyes;
  • Ideal for aquatic activities, fishing, driving, skiing and other outdoor pursuits;


Polarized lenses are made from Hoya’s thin and lightweight lens material Eyas 1.60, and neutralize the annoying reflections from water surfaces, wet roads and snow.


Hoya Polarized lenses are made from Eyas 1.60 lens material, Hoya's clear, light and most optically perfect material. This is the first time that the functionality of Polarised lenses has been combined with maximum wearing comfort.


Single Vision: Hilux
Hoya's traditional spheric lens design; efficient and effective

Progressive: Hoyalux Summit Pro
the progressive lens that corrects the change from far to near vision in a completely natural way.

Colors and Treatments

Polarized lenses are available in light brown, dark brown, grey-green and smoke grey colors.


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Itching, burning, watering, red, irritated tired eyes... what is a person to do? The symptoms aforementioned are classic sign of Dry Eye Syndrome, affecting millions of adults and children. With increased screen time in all age groups, the symptoms are rising.

What causes this? One reason is that when we stare at a computer screen or phone too long, our blink reflex slows way down. A normal eye blinks 17,000 times per day. When our eye functions normally, the body produces enough tears to be symptom free, however, if you live in a geographical area that is dry, or has a high allergy rate, your symptoms could be worse.

Dry eye syndrome can be brought on by many factors: aging, geographical location, lid hygiene, contact lens wear, medications and dehydration. The lacrimal gland in the eye that produces tears, in a person over forty years old, starts slowly losing function. Females with hormonal changes have a higher incidence of DES (dry eye syndrome). Dry, arid climates or areas of extreme allergies lend to higher incidences of DES as well.

A condition of the eyelids, called blepharitis, can cause a dandruff like situation for the eye exacerbating a dry eye condition. Contact lenses can add to DES, so make sure you are in high oxygen contact lens material of you suffer from DES. Certain medications such as antihistamines, cholesterol and blood pressure meds, hormonal and birth control medication, and others may cause symptoms of a dry eye. Check with your pharmacist if you are not sure.

And finally, overall dehydration can cause DES. Some studies show we need 1/2 our body weight in ounces of water per day. For example, if you weigh 150 lbs, you need approximately 75 ounces of water per day to be fully hydrated. If you are not at that level, it could affect your eyes.

Treatment for DES is varied, but the main treatment is a tear supplement to replace the evaporated tears. These come in the form of topical ophthalmic artificial tears. Oral agents that can help are Omega 3 supplements such as fish oil or flax seed oil pills. They supplement the function of meibomian glands located at the lid margin. Ophthalmic gels used at night, as well as humidifiers, can add to moisturizing your eyes. Simply blinking hard more often can cause the lacrimal gland to produce more tears automatically.

For stubborn dry eyes, a method of retaining tears on the eye is called punctum plugs. They act like a stopper for a sink, they are painless and can be inserted by your eye care practitioner medically in the office. Moisture chamber goggles are used in severe dry eye patients to hydrate the eyes with their body’s own natural humidity. This may sound far out but it gets the job done.

Being aware of the symptoms and treatments for dry eye syndrome can prevent frustration, and allow your eyes to work more smoothly and efficiently in your daily routine. If your eyes feel dry as the Sahara, or the eyes water too much: know that help is on the way through proven techniques and products. You do not need to suffer needlessly in the case of Dry Eye Syndrome anymore. 


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HOYA lenses are onboard the Space Shuttle, in medical imaging devices, even inside today’s most popular LCD TV panels and portable music players.

There’s a reason HOYA lenses are trusted in outer space, not to mention in the hottest electronic gadgets and the latest medical equipment.

We combine specialized processes in optical engineering with high-tech knowledge of advanced materials to bend and manipulate light more precisely than ever before possible. We believe the science of optics can benefit mankind in new ways, and we endeavor to discover them all.

Like fingerprints, no two eyes are exactly the same. Our approach to your vision correction is also one of a kind.

The better you see, the more you reduce eyestrain. More natural vision even helps to relax the brain and improve concentration. That’s why we developed the first technology that analyzes each eye’s specific correction requirements. We’re also the first lens maker to shape your lens design on both the front and back surface, 
for a more precise vision correction.


A lens treatment that enhances your appearance and guards your investment.

Our Super HiVision EX3 treatment allows more light to reach your eyes, which optimizes your sight. But the most impressive aspects of Super HiVision EX3 are things you won’t even notice.

Eliminates reflections on the front of your lenses, so others can see you as well as you see them. Literally repels dirt and dust, so you can make cleaning your glasses a lot less of a habit. Provides superior scratch resistance to protect your investment.

A lens material so light it practically floats on water.

We created Phoenix, the lightest lens material on the planet, to help you forget you even wear glasses. Phoenix lenses also meet FDA standards for impact resistance, and provide 100% protection against both UV-A and UV-B rays.

Lenses designed exclusively for the way your eyes see the world.

Our Integrated Double Surface design process (IDS) is the first technology to shape your lens design onto both the front and back surface of each lens, which results in more comfortable transitions between near and far distances, significantly wider and clearer viewing zones, and virtually eliminates the swimming and swaying sensations common with conventional eyeglass lenses.


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The way human beings see the world has changed dramatically in recent years. Our viewing ranges have gone from distant horizons, to intermediate zones, to now primarily focusing on near-tasks. Most of us simply don’t realize the harmful effects this shift has had on our vision and our overall health.

SYNC SINGLE VISION LENSES are designed to provide effortless, comfortable viewing adaptations to whatever your visually strenuous days demand.

The revolutionary design of SYNC lenses allows you to focus in all directions and distances – while your eyes remain relaxed – all day long. Not only does this alleviate eyestrain, it significantly reduces fatigue caused by our everyday near task routines.

Traditional computer screens are giving way to ever-smaller displays on tablets, eReaders, netbooks and smart phones. So now when we’re texting, tweeting, surfing, blogging, emailing, or playing, we’re putting more pressure than ever on our eyes.

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Who can forget the news of the capturing of Osama Bin Laden by our US Special forces? An interesting fact was that the Navy Seal unit that made the capture attributes much of their military success to NVGs (night vision goggles). The capture of Bin Laden, along with numerous captures of Al-Qaeda members in Desert Storm, came from night vision capabilities that were provided by this ocular technology.

The top of the line NVG has a sophisticated four tube version of an earlier model, and costs upwards of $60,000 to $65,000 per pair. They have superb capabilities to see into enemy lines for our military.

So what exactly are NVGs and what is the technology behind them? What other visual expectations do our military troops use to give us the edge in a battle?

Expertly made night vision goggles can spot a target close to 200 years away. NVG use infrared and thermal detection technology to capture the image in the darkest of circumstances. The electronic information that comes from the NVG has no color. but in order for our eyes to see it, a green picture is emitted from the screen.

What exactly do you have to be able to see to enter the military as a pilot of a plane or helicopter? To understand this, it helps to understand the difference between corrected and uncorrected vision. 20/20 vision is the ability to achieve "Normal" vision.

In other words, the patient sees the same line of letters at 20 feet that a normal person sees at 20 feet. A patient with 20/15 vision can see objects at 20 feet that a person with 20/20 vision can only see at 15 feet. Corrected vision means you can achieve 20/20 vision with glasses or contacts. Uncorrected vision is your vision without glasses or contacts.

Here are the military requirements listed by branches of the military:

Army: 20/50 uncorrected (correctable to 20/20)

Air Force: 20/70 uncorrected (correctable to 20/20)

Navy and Marine Corps: 20/40 uncorrected (correctable to 20/20)

Pilots must pass a color vision test and have normal depth perception or 3-D vision.In regards to Laser Vision Correction (LASIK), since 2007 it has no longer become a deterrent to entering the military as a pilot, as the restriction has been lifted for potential pilots.

With the knowledge of ophthalmic technology, and the requirements to achieve optical clarity for the military, its no wonder they have the cutting edge in most wars and battles. So whether you use NVG for hunting, military use, or just recreational activity, its helpful to know and understand the “why” behind the know how, and be able to appreciate the capabilities of night vision goggles.

Exciting headline news comes understanding the technology behind the capture of Bin Laden! 


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“Space....the final frontier“ as Captain James T. Kirk from StarTrek quoted was all the buzz in the late 60s and 70s as NASA took our space program literally to the moon and back. Then came more orbiting satellites, piping fresh new information to our science hungry minds. Then, in 1980, the advent of the Hubble telescope changed everything. The telescope sent pictures of space with vivid vibrant colors, breathtaking pictures that eager science buffs could only dream of.

What does the science of space have to do with my eyesight you might ask. Well, the answer lies in the aerospace engineering that scientists at NASA used to help the space shuttle and rockets re-enter the earth's atmosphere. This same technology is used in laser vision correction for the eye. The angle of the laser beam and the amount of energy needed for a desired effect were both derived from the same science that NASA uses for space flight. Because the cornea of the eye is dome shaped, just like a planet, harmonious technology could be used to advance excimer laser refractive treatment of the eye. This laser technology is used to allow patients to have little or no dependency on glasses or contact lenses.

Refractive laser eye surgery has been popular since the 1980s and is used to correct patients who are nearsighted, farsighted, and have astigmatism. In most cases, patients can go without full glasses or contact lenses after their procedure. Additionally, this type of laser surgery can removes scars of the cornea and restore measures of vision.

Another fun fact is that the anatomy of the eye was used to restore function to the Hubble telescope. The Newsweek story goes like this: NASA in 1990 had just received news that their $1.5 billion scope was severely nearsighted, not able to focus on the objects at hand. Therefore a team of engineers, opticians, and optometrists were recruited to produce a “telescope contact lens” to go over the original flawed lens of the Hubble. NASA’s name and future funding were at risk. The $23 million contact lens worked, restoring space vision to the Hubble at last.

So next time you have experience with a contact lens on the eye to correct myopia (Nearsightedness) or see breathtaking pictures of our milky way from Hubble, thank the eye care profession for technology to peer into space...the final frontier!


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