KODAK SUN LENSES ARE POLARIZED, PHOTOCHROMIC, AND DURABLE. Signet’s new line of KODAK Sun Lenses with NXT® technology includes photochromic, polarized, photochromic polarized, mirror, and fixed tint lenses in both KODAK Unique Progressives and Signetek™ Processed Single Vision. NXT lenses are made of Trivex® material, first developed for the military, and have the benefits of durability and ultra-violet resistance. Demo lens kits are available from the company. For more information, contact Signet Armorlite, Inc. at 800-950-LENS or signetarmorlite.com.
ESSILOR DEBUTS A NEW GENERATION OF DIGITALLY SURFACED LENSES. Varilux Physio Enhanced™ progressive addition lenses are designed with Essilor’s W.A.V.E. Technology 2™, the next generation of the Varilux® Physio® lens design. This new technology accounts for pupil size due to age, patient prescription, light conditions, and viewing distance to prevent these factors from leading to less sharpness in lower light. It also manages distortions more efficiently than current Varilux Physio, according to the company. For more information, contact Essilor of America, Inc. at 800-542-5668 or variluxusa.com.
‘ARMORED’ POLARIZED PROTECTION FROM YOUNGER. NuPolar® Trilogy®—Visual Armor® is a new sun lens made of a durable material based on research originally developed for the military. Its characteristics include impact protection, light weight, chemical resistance, adhesion that prevents delamination, consistent true curve control appropriate for digital surfacing, high polarization efficiency, and color uniformity and consistency, according to Younger. NuPolar Trilogy lenses are the most recent addition to the NuPolar lens family, which includes hard resin, polycarbonate, and high-index 1.67. For more information, contact Younger Optics at 800-877-5367 or youngeroptics.com.
SEIKO EXPANDS FREE-FORM LENSES TO HIGH-INDEX. Seiko’s free-form designs are now available in clear 1.74 high-index lenses. This addition to the patented 100% back-surface Succeed and Supercede Internal Free-Form progressive designs gives ECPs an even larger choice of premium material options. The lenses are currently available in a wide choice of material and coating options, including 1.67, 1.60, polycarbonate, Trivex, and plastic, in clear, polarized, and Transitions® gray and brown. They are also compatible with high-quality anti-reflective lens treatments. For more information, contact Seiko Optical Products of America, Inc. at 800-235-5367 or seikoeyewear.com.