Manufacturer: Essilor of America
Description: Latest version of Essilor’s top-of-the-line customized PAL.
Features: Designed with Essilor’s proprietary W.A.V.E. Technology: Wavefront Advanced Vision Enhancement and created with DDV technology, Varilux Ipseo IV lenses rely on the unique visual behavior of the wearer based on head and eye movements. As a result of the inclusion of DDV technology, the new design utilizes both surfaces of the lens. Wearer’s ADD power is split between the front and back surfaces of the lens, based on head to eye ratio and the stability coefficient; this allows Varilux Ipseo IV lenses to manage deviations in the lens and offer specific unique wearer benefits to both head movers and eye movers.
Dispensing Varilux Ipseo IV lenses requires use of Essilor’s VisionPrint System (VPS), a Class II FDA-approved measurement device. VPS measures unique visual behavior of each patient’s head and eye movements, and allows for lenses to be individually designed to optimize patient’s field of vision. Patients will experience unique advantages based on their visual behaviors and needs. Head movers will experience less distortion, while eye movers will experience increased magnification.
Improved design also includes individual fitting parameters, increasing level of personalization to actual wearer. ECPs will measure the vertex, pantoscopic tilt and frame wrap, which will then be added to the lens design. The combination of these unique measurements creates the most natural vision for the wearer, according to Essilor.
Availability: Varilux Ipseo IV lenses are available with new and improved Crizal Avancé with Scotchgard Protector or Crizal Alizé in the following product specifications:
1.5 Index Plastic and 1.5 Index Plastic Transitions VI Gray
Rx Range: +6.00 to -10.00D
ADD Power: 0.75 to 3.50
Airwear and Airwear Transitions VI Gray
Rx Range: +6.00 to -10.00D
ADD Power: 0.75 to 3.50
Thin&Lite 1.67 and Thin&Lite 1.67 Transitions VI Gray and Brown
Rx Range: +9.00 D to -12.00 D
ADD Power: 0.75 to 3.50
Rx Range: +9.00 D to 14.00 D
ADD Power: 0.75 to 3.5
Manufacturer/Distributor: MEI System
Description: Versatile industrial edger designed for small and medium-sized labs.
Features/Functions: Incorporates same technology and software as MEI’s MonoSpheraRX-DD. Manual loading. Four CNC-operated cutting axes. MEI Double Drive lens locking system. 2D probe device for lens detection. Cuts all plastic materials. Edge types include inclined and vertical V-Bevel with safety bevel, polished rimless with safety bevels and holes, polishing groove with safety bevels, inclined T-bevel, inclinced v-bevel with step, high-base sport frames and free-form frames.
Size: 37 by 37 by 62 inches
Manufacturer/Distributor: Santinelli International
Description: Tank and pump hybrid system with centrifugal filtration technology.
Features/Functions: System separates lens waste from water, maintaining clean water circulation while significantly lowering water consumption. After processing approximately 130 to 160 lenses, the waste is filtered and compacted into a single solid mass which can be disposed of easily, keeping the surroundings and operator’s hands clean.
Filtration process eliminates lens scratching while keeping the lens edger grinding chamber clean. Unit’s water only needs to be replaced every 1,000 lens cycles. The amount of water consumption per lens with the Lfu 220 is estimated to be .025 liters versus 13.5 liters with direct water.
While edger is processing lenses, the Lfu 220’s water flow minimizes splashing, eliminating foaming, and maintains a lower water temperature. Decreased temperature maintains high-quality polish; because there is no longer foaming, there is no need to add a chemical defoamer to the tank.
Environmentally-friendly and user-friendly. Compact design, automated operation.
Manufacturer: Shamir Insight
Description: Expanded and updated line of polycarbonate lenses that are compatible with a range of AR products.
Features: PolyPlus material is manufactured in state-of-the-art facility utilizing latest energy/ecological saving production technologies and highest quality control, according to Shamir. Lightweight material offers highest impact resistance. Received highest marks (above 5) for Bayer testing. Bifringence-free and “water white” clear.
Availability: Recently, Shamir reintroduced its Office and Piccolo polycarbonate offerings in PolyPlus (Hard Coat – HC) material. Shamir said it switched these products to PolyPlus in response to AR coating issues that were arising with the standard polycarbonate material. Shamir offers the Office and Piccolo PolyPlus (HC) in the same base curves previously available in polycarbonate. New to the market is Shamir’s single-vision PolyPlus Transitions (gray/brown) offering.
Manufacturer: Vision-Ease Lens
Description: Seven new Coppertone and SunRx polarized lens products in a variety of colors, sun protection benefits and styles for customers with and without corrective needs.
Features: Coppertone polarized lenses block 100 percent of UV (UVA/UVB) rays and guards against harmful HEV light. SunRx lenses eliminate 99 percent of reflected glare and provide improved comfort for all outdoor activities. Lightweight and scratch-resistant, SunRx lenses are up to 10 times more impact resistant than ordinary sun lenses, according to Vision-Ease.
Coppertone 7x28 Trifocal. The Coppertone polarized trifocal lens is the first polarized polycarbonate trifocal on the market that provides added protection against High Energy Visible (HEV) light in addition to 100 percent UV protection. The lens is available in HEV gray and HEV brown in both 4.00 and 6.25 bases.
Coppertone Plano FSV. This non-prescription lens offers the same protection and benefits of Coppertone prescription lenses to customers who prefer wearing contact lenses or who don’t require corrective lenses. It is available in HEV gray and HEV brown in both 6.00 and 8.00 bases and is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV filter for the eyes and surrounding skin.
Coppertone SFSV 8.50 Base. The 8.50 base curve of this lens extends the Coppertone line by accommodating a larger prescription range while also meeting the growing demand for wrap-style sun glasses and providing more HEV protection than ordinary lenses. Available in HEV gray and HEV brown, it offers a viable alternative solution for direct surfacing.
SunRx 7x28 Trifocal. This lens is the first polarized polycarbonate trifocal on the market that offers the benefits of a traditional trifocal lens combined with the superior strength and light-weight comfort of the SunRx line. It is available in gray. The lens is available in 2.00, 4.00 and 6.25 bases.
SunRx SFSV 8.50 Base. The 8.50 base curve of this lens accelerates the SunRx line extension by accommodating a larger prescription range while also meeting the growing demand for wrap-style sun glasses. Available in gray and brown, it offers a viable alternative solution for direct surfacing.
SunRx Plano FSV. This non-prescription lens is available in gray and brown in 6.00 and 8.00 bases and offers sun protection to customers who prefer wearing contact lenses or who don’t require corrective lenses. Made of lightweight polycarbonate, these lenses are a great fit for people on the move.
SunRx “Classic Green” Color Availability. Featuring the same sun protection benefits and superior quality expected from the SunRx brand, now SFSV, D28 and Illumina SunRx progressive line-free lenses are available in green.