Manufacturer: Leybold Optics USA
Description: New, premium AR coating process. EMInent represents a departure from previous AR coating process developments because it was developed as an "Integrated Process Solution," meaning that the AR layer stack was designed in conjunction with lens hard coatings to provide an optically superior and long lasting AR product.
Features: EMInent combines an anti-static layer along with a super hydrophobic top coat resulting in advanced scratch resistance and unsurpassed cleanability. Markus Fuhr, manager of ophthalmic products for Leybold Optics, said Leybold's goal for developing the EMInent process was to combine high scratch resistance (Bayer-test) with no loss in environmental performance such as crazing and deformations during the lifetime of the product. According to Fuhr, "EMInent is the only integrated AR process that can be paired with different lens hard coats to provide a seamless and superior lens treatment."
Availability: Contact Leybold Optics, USA in Cary, N.C. Leybold Optics USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leybold Optics GmbH headquartered in Alzenau, Germany.
Zeiss Customized Wrap Lenses
Carl Zeiss Vision
Description: Full line of customized Zeiss lens designs created specifically for highly wrapped lenses. Includes three wrap-specific customized lens designs as well as Zeiss Individual SV Wrap for single vision wearers.
Features: The combination of advanced customized design and Carl Zeiss Vision's proprietary Rx and prism compensation widens the area of clear vision in Zeiss Wraps by as much as 50 percent over standard lens designs in wrap frames. In addition, Zeiss wrap lenses feature the same customization approaches as their standard-frame equivalents. Depending on the specific design chosen, this may include prescription customization, an adjustable corridor and compensation for the way the lenses fit the wearer's face. All Zeiss customized wrap lenses are fully compatible with i.Scription, the Zeiss process that compensates the lens design based on the patient's higher-order wavefront aberrations to deliver superior night vision.
Availability: Like Zeiss customized progressives for standard frames, Zeiss wraps are available in price tiers with increasing degrees of customization: Good (GT2 3D Wrap), Better (GT2 3DV Wrap) and Best (Zeiss Individual Wrap). All Zeiss wrap designs are available in clear, Transitions gray and brown, and NuPolar polarized gray and brown, in 1.50 hard resin and 1.59 polycarbonate materials.