AOSOLA TO RELEASE TEFLON A-R AOSola in partnership with DuPont Fluoroproducts will release a newly developed premium ophthalmic anti-reflective lens coating using DuPont’s Teflon brand. Sola’s high-performance Teflon EasyCare lens coating will be officially released next month, initially in conventional plastic, with plans to add polycarbonate, Spectralite mid-index and Transitions shortly thereafter.
SHAMIR EXPANDS PICCOLO LINE Shamir Insight has expanded the availability of its Piccolo short-corridor progressive line with the release of the Piccolo SuperLite 1.60 high-index plastic lens. With a minimum recommended fitting height of 16mm, the Piccolo SuperLite is available in a prescription range of +7.00D to -11.25D, with an Abbe Value of 42.
VISION-EASE LICENSES POLARIZED TECHNOLOGY Vision-Ease Lens has reached agreement with Wintec International Japan and Optical Ventures to license its proprietary technology for polycarbonate polarized lenses. The lenses feature a patented design enabling them to be made “extra-thin without fear of damaging the filter or compromising optical performance,” according to Vision-Ease. Under the terms of the agreement, Wintec and OVI are granted the non-exclusive rights to use the technology in the manufacture of non-prescription polycarbonate polarized lenses in return for a royalty payment to Vision-Ease. Vision-Ease has been producing and selling polarized lenses under the SunRx brand since the early 1990s.
SLC EXPANDS SHOOTERS Specialty Lens Corp. has expanded its line of Shooters polarized lenses. The tinted polarized filters address the needs of skeet shooters, trap shooters, hunters and other sportsmen, according to SLC. Shooters are now available in eight polarized shades: orange, violet, red, blue, green, yellow, brown and gray. Conventional plastic Shooters are available in plano, single-vision, D-28, D-35, 7x28, 8x35 and progressives. High-index 1.56 plastic Shooters are available in: single-vision, D-28, D-35, 7x28, 8x35 and progressive.
ESSILOR EXPANDS COMFORT Essilor of America is now offering its Varilux Comfort progressive in Next Generation Transitions Brown. The new lens is available with Essilor’s Crizal A-R coating.
NASSAU RELEASES PRODIGY Nassau Laboratories has released a new progressive lens called Prodigy. The lenses are available in conventional plastic, polycarbonate and Transitions.