Jul
2005

New Products

Signet Armorlite (SA) is introducing Kodak CleAR Anti-Reflective Coating, an easy to clean lens coating that resists oily smudges and dirt. SA described Kodak CleAR Coating as a multi-layer, premium stack applied using a vacuum deposition process topped off with a super hydrophobic/ oleophobic layer. A special formulation and process designed into the adhesion layer insures durability over the life of the prescription.“Durability is critical to patient satisfaction and Kodak CleAR Coating meets the challenge,” says Jan Kubiak, SA marketing manager. “Adhesion and scratch protection are insured by continuous testing to exceed the ISO recommended standards.”
The coating eliminates distracting reflections and enhances vision by allowing 99 percent of available light to reach the eye, according to Kubiak. “The hue of the Kodak CleAR Coating is a very attractive subtle green,” she notes.
Kodak CleAR Coating is compatible with most manufacturers’ lenses and specifically designed to enhance the visual performance of Kodak Precise and Concise progressives. “Our new Kodak InstaShades photochromic lenses are as clear as all other brands and keep returning to clear longer than other brands,” says Ed DeRosa, North American sales vice president. “But when the Kodak CleAR Coating is applied to Kodak InstaShades lenses, they are virtually invisible indoors. Our PolarShades lenses eliminate blinding glare for patients, but an application of the Kodak CleAR Coating also reduces reflections off the back of the lenses.”
Kodak CleAR Coating is backed by a two-year 100 percent patient satisfaction warranty. “Dispensing is made easy with powerful lens demonstrators, countercards and patient brochures,” adds Jim Misco, SA vice president, marketing. “Each pair comes with a cleaning kit that contains spray cleaner, cloth and care instructions. Service is fast, convenient and dependable since Kodak CleAR Coating is manufactured locally by independent wholesale laboratories.”

Manufacture: Signet Armorlite
Description: Durable, easy to clean AR lens coating

Target Customer:
Patients who want top-quality AR performance

Features:
Multi-layer, premium stack applied using vacuum
deposition process topped off with a super hydrophobic/
oleophobic layer. Special formulation and process designed into the adhesion layer insures durability over the life of the prescription. Subtle green hue.

Availability: KodakCleAR Coating is compatible with most
manufacturers’ lenses; it is designed to enhance the visual
performance of Kodak Precise and Concise progressives, as well as Kodak Instashades photochromics and Polarshades. (800) 950-5367
www.signetarmorlite.com

 

 


Varilux Liberty Airwear Transitions VEssilor is releasing its Varilux Liberty bifocal replacement lens in a polycarbonate photochromic version. The new lens, Varilux Liberty Airwear Transitions V with ESP, provides benefits to all patients, especially seniors, according to Essilor, which recommends them to patients who are transitioning off bifocals or are accustomed to wearing Transitions lenses, but now need a bifocal replacement lens.

“Varilux Liberty Airwear Transitions V is the first and only lens combining polycarbonate performance and photochromic technology targeted toward bifocal wearers from Transitions Optical and Essilor, and we are happy that eyecare professionals will be able to better promote healthy vision to patients by offering these advanced photochromic lenses,” says Mike Daley, president of Essilor Lenses.Varilux Liberty features Varilux’s exclusive Instant Reading Power—a balanced combination of near vision width, near vision softness and near vision binocularity. Varilux Liberty offers up to two times more Instant Reading Power than other progressive lenses, according to Essilor.

Transitions offer visual acuity, visual comfort and convenient protection from the harmful effects of UV radiation and glare because they adjust to changing light conditions.
Manufacturer: Essilor of America

Description: Bifocal replacement lens
Target Customer: All patients, especially seniors and those who are transitioning off bifocals or are accustomed to wearing Transitions lenses.

Features
: Varilux’s exclusive Instant Reading Power—a balanced combination of near vision width, near vision softness and near vision binocularity. Varilux Liberty offers up to two times more Instant Reading Power than other progressive lenses, according to Essilor.

Availability: Power range is +6.00 to -10.00D up to a
-4.00 cylinder; add power is +0.75 to 3.50; base curves are 2.00, 4.00, 5.50, 7.25.
(800) BEST-PAL
www.essilorusa.com


Electric LED Handle (#1599-6004)

Manufacturer
: Eschenbach Optic

Description: LED-illuminated magnifier handle doesn’t require bulbs or batteries
Target Customer: Low vision patients

Features/Functions: Handle can also be used with stand magnifiers.
Includes switch above LEDs that, when engaged, boosts the illumination 33 percent. Brighter illumination maximizes the contrast of the material being viewed and reduces the amount of magnification needed by the user.

Dimensions: Approx. 6.5" long (excluding cord), approx. 1.5 inches in diameter.
Weight: Approx. 13.5 oz (including transformer and cord), appoximately
2 oz. without cord and transformer
Professional Price: $59.90
(800) 487-5389
info@eschenbach.com
      Image 1.67 Progressive

Manufacturer: Younger Optics

Description: High-index progressive
Target Customer: Patients with high prescriptions if lens thickness consideration is essential, especially in drilled rimless eyewear.

Features/Functions: MR-10 resin has 1.67 refractive index. Provides stabilized viewing zones in all prescriptions, ensuring reading area is not compromised as add power increases; wide, distortion-free distance zone. Lens design works well in all frames, including wrap, rimless or drilled, and fashionable small frames, with fitting heights as low as 18mm.

Availability: Image is also available
in NuPolar polarized, Transitions
photochromic, Trilogy (made with Trivex), polycarbonate and hard resin.
(800) 366-5367
www.youngeroptics.com








 

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