ESSILOR’S SPECIALTY LENS LAB
Essilor’s Specialty Lens Lab produces custom lens designs for patients with low vision or high prescriptions and specialty lenses for patients with complex refractive errors, such as high sphere power, high cylinder power, special parameters, strong ametropia and extreme prisms and powers. Specialty lenses are also suited for those with medical issues such as cataracts, lazy eye or other rare eye conditions. Essilor Specialty Lenses are now available via Custom Eyes Lab in Sauk Rapids, MN, and orders can be placed through an ECP’s Essilor lab. Specialty lenses are available in various materials and power ranges, including those from -100.00D to +90.00D from its sister lab in France.
MR. BLUE SUN & SPORT EDGING SYSTEM
This lens finishing system allows ECPs to expand offerings to produce Chemistrie clips as custom sunwear plus sports wrap frame coverage for endurance and extreme sports eyewear. The Sun & Sport’s features are available for every Mr. Blue Sun & Sport edition edger order associated with a new or already owned
Mr. Blue or Mr. Orange tracer.
RIPCLEAR SUNGLASS LENS PROTECTORS
Distributed exclusively by Dynamic Labs, Ripclear films protect sunglass lenses from scratches and other damage. Designed for active use, these thin-film protectors are applied directly on lenses and are available for more than 60 sunglasses from a variety of brands, including Ray-Ban, Costa, SPY Optics, Smith and Oakley. Ripclear films are ANSI Z87.1-2010 rated and can be worn for more than one year.
UPDATED DATA COMMUNICATIONS STANDARD
The Vision Council’s Lens Processing and Technology Division recently approved version 3.12 of the Data Communications Standard, which aims to simplify the interconnection of products between manufacturers of lab equipment and producers of lab software. The updated standard includes added definitions for singular and plural records, a modified description of PROC clarification in plural records, corrections on structural errors and a new record label PROCBLK, which allows data records to be grouped together for delivery to specific devices.