Named after the town in which it began, Hoya was started by two brothers Shoichi and Shigeru Yamanaka. Originally called Toyo Optical Glass Manufacturing, the company grew and expanded to become the multinational Hoya Corporation.
Today, Hoya employs a multinational workforce of over 34,000 people and has more than 150 offices and subsidiaries around the world.
Hoya’s lenses are produced with freeform surfacing. This treats the lens surface as a series of individual points, which Hoya engineers cut at pixel level along multiple axes. Such precision means that each lens can be optimised for every prescription. Hoya can even incorporate frame, fitting and wearing parameters into the lens calculation resulting in a highly personalised lens, every time.