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VISION-EASE HAS A NOVEL IDEA. Conventional frontside progressives, the new Novel™ and Novella™, are on par with many backside digital progressives across 80% of the Rx range, according to the company. Both lenses are part of the Anthology Series, a new family of progressive lenses. The Novel lens is general purpose and has a 13mm corridor and a 16.5mm minimum fitting height. Novella lenses are created for smaller frame styles, with a corridor of 11mm and a minimum fitting height of 14mm. For more information, contact Vision-Ease Lens at 800-328-3449 or vision-ease.com.
ZEISS MAKES A CHOICE. Three new progressive lenses define Carl Zeiss Vision’s Choice series. ZEISS Progressive Choice offers four corridor options. Fully customized options include ZEISS Progressive Choice Plus, with five corridor options, and ZEISS Progressive Choice Plus V, which employs a corridor sized automatically in 0.1mm increments to the fitting height of the patient’s frame. These two options also feature ZEISS Center of Rotation Evaluation (CORE) technology. For more information, contact Carl Zeiss Vision Inc. at 800-358-8258 or zeiss.com/lenses.
ESSILOR WIDENS ITS PROGRESSIVE LENS REACH. DEFINITY® 3 and DEFINITY 3 PLUS lenses are now available in Thin&Lite® 1.74 lens material. The progressives also still come in standard plastic 1.50, TREXA™ Trivex®-based material, Airwear® polycarbonate, and Thin&Lite 1.67. For more information, contact Essilor of America, Inc. at 800-542-5668 or essilorusa.com.
HOYA GETS RID OF THE BLUES. Recharge™, an anti-reflective lens treatment, gives patients a way to reduce eye fatigue and other conditions caused by HEV blue light (including Computer Vision Syndrome and Digital Eye Strain). HEV blue light is emitted by backlit screens on handheld devices, including smartphones and tablets. For more information, contact HOYA VISION CARE, North America at 877-528-1939 or hoyavision.com.
ZEAL OPENS ITS ECO-EYES. ZEAL Optics introduces E-llume, which is, according to the company, the world’s first bio-based lens. This product uses a plant-based bonding agent rather than the more conventional petroleum-based bonder, thus eliminating crude oil from the lens equation. Since all ZEAL sunglass frames are made with Z-resin, a plant-based material that uses castor oil, the company is leading the charge in completely removing crude oil from sunglass production. E-llume has an Abbe value of 38. For more information, contact ZEAL Optics at 888-454-9325 or zealoptics.com.
YOUNGER REFRESHES ITS IMAGE. Transitions® Vantage™ lenses are now available in Younger’s IMAGE® progressive lens design. These lenses, newly offered in polycarbonate, have an Rx range of -9.00D to +7.00D, cylinder out to -2.00D. IMAGE progressives are also offered in a range of other materials and treatments. For more information, contact Younger Optics at 800-366-5367 or youngeroptics.com.