HOYA150x33Spectacle lens maker HOYA Vison Care has signed a multi-year contract with eye diagnostics company i-Optics to offer eye care professionals EasyScan, a fundus camera that can perform a three-minute eyecare test that provides medical-grade images of the retina without the need of pupil dilation. Practices can use it as a tool for early diagnosis of eye diseases and patient education on disease prevention. HOYA’s partnership will enable ecp’s worldwide to launch a new way of connecting with patients which focuses on the preservation of eye health.

In the US, HOYA will be piloting a program with i-Optics and a select group of independent practices. The purpose of the pilot is to determine the best, most effective way to leverage the EasyScan device for the betterment of the independent optometric practice and their patients. Barney Dougher, President and CEO of HOYA Vision Care, US stated, “We believe an opportunity exists to help patients better understand the potential effects of increased exposure to blue light, monitor retinal health and clearly differentiate the independent practice.” The key is to develop this concept first by gaining feedback directly from optometrists and their staff.

About i-Optics
i-Optics pioneers smart and superior eye diagnosis solutions that are affordable, fast and user-friendly for care providers worldwide to serve their patients best. Its innovations include:

EasyScan – A breakthrough, zero-dilation retinal imaging system that uses SLO technology to diagnose retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma.
EasyScan three minute eye care test – A full service program for opticians to differentiate their dispensary. The program creates a unique consumer experience that allows the optician to differentiate from competition and boost revenues.
EyePrevent – An effective and cost-efficient retinal disease screening service for diabetic and other patients to help prevent vision loss.
Cassini – A first-of-its-kind Corneal Shape Analyzer based on Color LED Technology. Cassini measures the true axis and magnitude of corneal astigmatism and is essential for premium IOL planning. Cassini completes the premium cataract-refractive platform.

About Hoya Corporation
Hoya Corporation is a global technology company traded on the Japanese stock exchange based in Tokyo, Japan, and the leading supplier of innovative and indispensable high‐tech and healthcare products based upon its advanced optics technologies. Hoya is active in four fields of business: The Healthcare provides eyeglasses and contact lenses for retail sales. The Medical provides endoscopic system and intraocular lenses for cataract surgery. The Electronics makes mask blanks and photo masks for the semiconductor devices and LCD panels as well as glass memory disks for HDDs. The Imaging produces optical lenses, SLR/compact digital cameras, lens modules and micro lenses. Hoya now has over 100 subsidiaries and affiliates, and employs over 36,500 people worldwide.