|SMART BLUE FILTER
Essilor of America is now embedding Smart Blue Filter into select lenses at no additional cost. The clear feature that reduces exposure to harmful blue light is available in select Varilux Digital (PAL), Eyezen+ (enhanced SV) products and Transitions adaptive lenses. Essilor’s Smart Blue Filter blocks 20% of harmful blue light between 415nm and 455nm on the light spectrum while allowing beneficial blue-turquoise light between 465nm and 495nm to pass through to the eye. 800.542.5668,
For smaller labs that want to pursue free-form lens manufacturing, the Nano Line from Schneider is recommended for its low investment costs and minimal space requirements. Smaller labs can immediately start their own lens production without the need of an industrial surrounding due to the minimum environmental requirements, onboard lens design software and small footprint. 972.247.4000, info-USA@schneider-om.com.
While it looks like an ordinary tabletop mirror, the Spark Mi is actually an advanced new measuring device that enables ECPs to automatically take all the measurements necessary to fit most lenses with a single click. Wearing their selected frames, the patient looks in the mirror, and the optician clicks once to capture the patient’s image as well as all their measurements-PD, FH, frame box, DBL, vertex, panoramic and pantoscopic tilt. 877.514.8330, shamirlens.com.
|CLARITY FREE LENS CLEANER
The new CLARITY FREE alcohol-free lens cleaner is the first of several new sustainable products in the pipeline for Nanofilm, a PEN Inc. company. Safe for all lenses and coatings, CLARITY FREE is available in 6oz. and 2oz. bottles. It is just as effective as Nanofilm’s flagship ULTRA CLARITY and CLARITY AR eyeglass cleaners for breaking down skin oils and dirt on contact and offering a streak-free finish, according to the company. 800.883.6266, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new photochromic lens is available from HOYA. Using Stabilight Technology to ensure consistent performance in different climates and help with contrast and glare reduction, HOYA’s Sensity is available in progressive and single-vision lenses. These light-reactive lenses offer 100% UV protection, darken quickly outdoors (up to 45% darker after 90 seconds) and fade back to full clarity faster than before (up to 23% lighter after one minute). 877.528.1939, email@example.com.
To verify the alignment of etching lines in the calibration process of digital lens generators, Practical Systems, Inc. (PSI)’s new Dual Power Calibration Microscope offers high resolution with dual magnification (20/40) capabilities. The company recommends it as an economical way to eliminate the variables of manually holding a loop and blocked lens by providing a stable, well-lit and magnified surface to view etchings. 800.237.8154,looktopsi.com.
|CLEAR BLUE FILTER LENSES
Developed with protection built into the lens and not the coating, VISION EASE Clear Blue Filter lenses filter three times more blue light at 420 nanometers than standard polycarbonate lenses. They also block 100% UVB and UVA. Among the unique advantages of Clear Blue Filter lenses is that they are clear without unwanted color. 800.328.3449, firstname.lastname@example.org.
|OPTICOTE MIRROR COLLECTION
Reflecting the energy of four major American cities, the Opticote Mirror Collection offers 48 colors in solid and flash mirror coatings. Expressing the surf of Los Angeles, the Chicago sky, the New York harbor and the Miami sun, gradient and double-gradient mirrors can be finished in two days, complex color coatings take no longer than four days and the L.A. Collection is available same-day. 847.678.8900 ext. 103, email@example.com.