SEIKO ‘SURMOUNTS’ PREVIOUS PALS. A newly patented free-form design technology puts a convex surface on the concave side of Seiko Surmount progressive addition lenses (PALs). The resulting lens is thinner, flatter, and can be produced on lower base curves than previous free-form PALS. Surmount also features an automatic variable inset based on distance Rx and PD, permitting customized alignment of the intermediate and reading area. Advanced aspheric compensation throughout the lens optimizes the Rx for the as-worn position, and multi-polar astigmatic correction reduces the need for head movement. For more information, contact Seiko Optical Products of America, Inc. at 800-235-5367 or seikoeyewear.com.
ESSILOR SCIENTISTS UPDATE VARILUX COMFORT LENSES. New Varilux Comfort® lenses debuted to an audience of over 120 ECPs and educators at the Varilux Symposium at Cowboys Stadium™ in Arlington, TX. Using Essilor’s proprietary Live Optics research and development process and Varilux Virtual Reality, Essilor scientists analyzed thousands of patients to determine the best way to improve the original design. The new lenses offer quicker access to the reading area, 25% wider distance and near with reduced astigmatism in the intermediate, and improved performance for today’s digital devices, such as MP3 players, navigation tools, and laptops. For more information, contact Essilor of America, Inc. at 800-542-5668 or variluxusa.com.
HIGH DEFINITION POLARIZATION FROM OAKLEY. OO POLARIZED lenses combine optical performance and protection with controlled light filtering. They match a neutral gray polarization filter with Oakley’s Plutonite® lens material, which blocks 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC, and harmful blue light up to 400nm. The polarization level helps with viewing LCD screens. Clarity is optimized using Oakley High Definition Optics® (HDO®). OO POLARIZED lenses are available in three performance variants in 17 lens-frame combinations with optional Iridium® lens coatings. For more information, contact Oakley, Inc. at 800-733-6255 or oakley.com.