COSTA WAVE 580 RECEIVES PATENT APPROVAL Costa Del Mar has received patent approval for its Wave (Wavelength Absorption for Visual Enhancement) 580 technology. The new Wave 580 technology is incorporated into the company’s line of Wave 580 performance lenses. The lens improves vision through greater color discrimination and the reduction of obtrusive glare. Using a combination of polarization and proprietary technology, it allows the eye to take in more light and raises the red, blue and green areas of the light spectrum to extraordinary levels while eliminating the strong presence of yellow light, which creates glare.
ESSILOR EXPANDS NIKON PERFORMANCE PACKAGE Essilor’s Nikon Performance Package is now available in an extended range in single-vision “thin plastic,” from a +6.00D to –12.00D, out to a –3.00D cylinder. The new range for the package-priced lens line is the result of the introduction of a new 1.67 ultra-high-index material.
VARILUX GOES THIN AND LITE Varilux Panamic progressive lenses have been released in Essilor’s Thin & Lite 1.67 high-index material. The lens, offered with Crizal A-R coating, is the first aspheric lens in the Varilux line.
ZEISS FOUNDATION RECEIVES VSP DESIGNATION According to Carl Zeiss Optical, the nation’s largest third-party managed vision care provider, Vision Service Plan (VSP), has classified Zeiss Foundation Super ET and Zeiss Foundation Gold ET coatings in their highest coating category. The coatings are available through Zeiss partner labs across the country.