Hoya was founded in 1941 in Japan by Shoichi and Shigeru Yamanaka, two visionary brothers. Originally a small manufacturer of optical lenses, the company soon entered the emerging fields of healthcare and information technology. Today, they produce spectacle lenses, intraocular lenses and optical lenses, as well as medical endoscopes and key components of semiconductors, LCD panels and HDDs. They have more than 150 offices and subsidiaries worldwide and employ a multinational workforce of over 34,000 people.
Hoya Lens has had a presence in the UK for over 30 years. In that time, they have brought to the UK optical market the best quality lens materials, the most advanced lens designs and the most innovative treatments; all suited to the most demanding consumers and trade partners in the optical field.