ESSILOR OF AMERICA, INC., KBCO LENSES IN GRAY KBco lenses are now available in a gray gradient polycarbonate with polarization and a digitally optimized base curve design. The 76mm lenses combine a high-polar efficiency of 95% with UV protection and have a lighter near zone for ease of reading smartphones and tablets. 800-542-5668, essilorusa.com.
CARL ZEISS VISION, INC., DURAVISION AR COATING FAMILY
Offering a new level of clarity, toughness, and resistance to dirt, Zeiss’ three new coatings comprise DuraVision Platinum, DuraVision BlueProtect, and DuraVision Silver. The flagship coating, DuraVision Platinum, features residual reflectance that is 0.8% lower than the leading AR coating and a new foundation layer that makes lenses more scratch-resistant than crown glass. 800-358-8258, zeiss.com/vision-care.
WESTERN OPTICAL SUPPLY, BARREL ALIGNING PLIER
When the wings on the barrel attached to the frame front are off at a sizable angle rather than being parallel, the barrel aligning plier is a good tool to grab each wing, straighten and align it, and set the proper distance for a tight fit. 800-423-3294, westernoptical.com.