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Lenses & Technology

July 2021 Lenses & Technology

Pro to Pro on Shamir Glacier PLUS

Shamir Glacier™ PLUS is an anti-reflective coating that utilizes advanced technologies to provide a cutting-edge, glare-reducing solution for your patients’ lenses. Shamir’s Glacier™ PLUS coating provides comprehensive protection from the various elements that glasses encounter every day. From dirt and dust, to static and scratches, Glacier™ PLUS will Reduce, Resist and Repel, keeping lenses clean and clear of distracting reflections. This advanced coating is built to last. Its anti-reflective properties significantly increase light transmission, contributing to a greatly improved visual experience.
July 2021 Contact Lenses

Smart Contact Lenses Keep Getting Better

The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization recently secured a patent for a new contact lens technology to help diagnose and monitor ocular health conditions, as reported in ScienceDaily. Like other ‘smart’ contact lenses, biosensors embedded on the soft contact lenses record electrophysiological activity from the corneal surface. But there’s a difference. Geared for retinal activity, the ultrathin biosensors are stretchable, making them more compatible with the curved shape of commercial soft contact lenses, increasing patient comfort.
July 2021 Contact Lenses

Unity BioSync with HydraMist: More Comfort for All-Day Wear

Contact lens wearers want the same thing everyone else wants: to see clearly, keep their eyes healthy, be comfortable all day long. Since they were first introduced as far back as 1887, contact lenses have continually improved in all three key areas. But even today, roughly one in six U.S. contact lens wearers eventually abandons contact lenses, and a lack of comfort (also known as “awareness” of the lens on the eye) is considered to be one of the main culprits. Unity BioSync® with HydraMist® is a new premium daily disposable silicone hydrogel contact lens that, through the HydraMist Technology, brings a new level of comfort to contact lens wearers.
June 2021 Lenses & Technology

Fashionably Green

Green has a fascinating history in the optical world. For as long as there’s been even a vague concept of optics, green has been known for its relaxing qualities, and some of the earliest records we have of “sunglasses” refer to green lenses. In his work Natural History, Pliny the Elder described how the Roman Emperor Nero would watch gladiator matches through an emerald. However, it isn’t known whether the emperor used green stones to enhance acuity or as a shield from sunlight. An article from the ZEISS website notes that “green has been scientifically proven to have a calming, generally positive effect on the body and mind.” And the VSP Sunglass Lens Color Guide states, “Sunglasses with green lenses provide better contrast than gray lenses and transmit color accuracy better than brown lenses. Ideal for both sunny and low-light environments, green lenses have a way of reducing glare while brightening shadows.”
May 2021 Eyewear and Trends

The Art of Children’s Eyewear

The importance of children’s eye health cannot be underestimated. As eye care professionals, we must promote this in our everyday practices. It is imperative to educate parents to provide their children with comprehensive eye examinations at an early age. As we know, this is vital for a child’s early development. Incorporating wall signage in eye care practices and promoting children’s eye health on social media platforms offer great ways to capture the attention of parents. This, in turn, will provide essential eye care for children of all ages.