Hua Qi was born in Jiangsu, China, in 1964. He received the B.E. degree in Optical engineering from the Zhejiang University, China, in 1985, and Ph.D. degrees in image processing & information engineering from Chiba university, Japan, in 1993.
In 1993, he joined HOYA corporation. His development and research experience include contact lens, intro-ocular lens, SV/PAL eye glasses lens and eye glasses lens for child myopia control.
He is a member of the Japanese Society of Ophthalmological Optics, editorial of Japanese Journal of Visual Science. He received Academic Encouragement Award from the Japanese Society of Ophthalmological Optics in 2001.