LAB TALK July/ August 2013 : Page 22

22 [ department ] LABTECH Conant’s Hi-vex (PU) Lens Qualifies as a High Impact Prescription Lens Material Colts Laboratories has tested and concluded that Conant Hi-vex (PU) lenses do comply with tests performed for ANSI Z87.1-2010 High Impact Prescription Lenses Material Qualifi cation. In addition “1.56 Hi-Vex Hard Coat Resin Lenses” have met all COLTS Laboratories requirements and have earned the Performance Seal. “We are extremely pleased with the continued performance and quality benchmarks achieved with our Hi-Vex Lens material and will continue to maintain and add to its design portfolio” added Chris Landers, director of sales North America, Conant Optical. For more information visit www.conantoptical.com or contact Christopher Landers. Introducing a New Optical Hard Coat HCoating is a new hard coat that was developed with novel chemical substances. The new hard coat has very little viscosity increase over time while maintaining all other features. HCoating adjusts and stabilizes coating viscosity by altering intra-molecular structures, a great technological advancement since the birth of solvent-free, inter-molecularly blended hard coating. Why is Intra-Molecular Altering better than Inter-Molecular Blending? Intra-Molecular Altering (IMA) within a chemical is based on molecule design to get the desired structure and viscosity, stabilizing there. Inter-Molecular Blending (IMB) of different chemicals leads to either ever-increasing viscosity or too low viscosity to hide surfacing defects after curing. HCoating HC, MT, and SH are the products of IMA technology. All other competitor’s coatings are the products of IMB technology. For more information visit HCoating’s Website at www.hcoating.com New SYNC Lens Now in Phoenix Lens Material HOYA’s new SYNC lens is a single vision alternative for younger patients, including children and pre-presbyopes. This lens utilizes a front surface radial aspheric design with a back surface vertical aspheric component, allowing the user the added relaxation to help sustain prolonged amounts of near work. HOYA has re-launched SYNC in the Phoenix lens material so ECPs can help their younger and active patients combat the symptoms brought on by Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and Digital Eye Strain (DES). For more information contact HOYA at 972-221-4141 or visit their Website at www.hoyavision.com LABTALK • JULY/AUGUST 2013

LABTECH

Conant’s Hi-vex (PU) Lens Qualifies as a High Impact Prescription Lens Material

Colts Laboratories has tested and concluded that Conant Hi-vex (PU) lenses do comply with tests performed for ANSI Z87.1-2010 High Impact Prescription Lenses Material Qualification. In addition “1.56 Hi-Vex Hard Coat Resin Lenses” have met all COLTS Laboratories requirements and have earned the Performance Seal.

“We are extremely pleased with the continued performance and quality benchmarks achieved with our Hi-Vex Lens material and will continue to maintain and add to its design portfolio” added Chris Landers, director of sales North America, Conant Optical. For more information visit www.conantoptical.com or contact Christopher Landers.


Introducing a New Optical Hard Coat

HCoating is a new hard coat that was developed with novel chemical substances. The new hard coat has very little viscosity increase over time while maintaining all other features. HCoating adjusts and stabilizes coating viscosity by altering intra-molecular structures, a great technological advancement since the birth of solvent-free, inter-molecularly blended hard coating. Why is Intra-Molecular Altering better than Inter-Molecular Blending? Intra-Molecular Altering (IMA) within a chemical is based on molecule design to get the desired structure and viscosity, stabilizing there. Inter-Molecular Blending (IMB) of different chemicals leads to either ever-increasing viscosity or too low viscosity to hide surfacing defects after curing. HCoating HC, MT, and SH are the products of IMA technology. All other competitor’s coatings are the products of IMB technology. For more information visit HCoating’s Website at www.hcoating.com


New SYNC Lens Now in Phoenix Lens Material

HOYA’s new SYNC lens is a single vision alternative for younger patients, including children and pre-presbyopes. This lens utilizes a front surface radial aspheric design with a back surface vertical aspheric component, allowing the user the added relaxation to help sustain prolonged amounts of near work. HOYA has re-launched SYNC in the Phoenix lens material so ECPs can help their younger and active patients combat the symptoms brought on by Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and Digital Eye Strain (DES). For more information contact HOYA at 972-221-4141 or visit their Website at www.hoyavision.com


Blue Blocking AR from PFO Global

With the ever increasing use of LED displays, concerns about the impact of blue light on the eyes have elevated. Long hours of exposure to blue light may cause eyestrain, dry eye, headaches, vision discomfort and sleeplessness.

iBlu coat is PFO Global’s new AR coating specially developed to protect your eyes from harmful UV and blue light, improving contrast and reducing eye fatigue. iBlu coat lenses filter blue light to a high degree of efficiency from both the front and back reflected light.

iBlu coat is available on patented stress-free Resolution polycarbonate lenses in a aspheric/atoric finished single vision design for the thinnest, lightest, blue light blocking lens on the market. PFO Global will follow shortly with the introduction of iBlu coat on the free-form Identity progressive and Upgrade single vision lenses in 1.6, 1.67 and 1.74 materials. For more information contact Kristina Roberts at kroberts@pfoglobal.com.


HOYA Launches Hoyalux Array

“Array lenses provide an adaptive design that is optimized for hyperopes, myopes, and astigmatics for superior ergonomics of near, mid and distance sight which delivers natural, comfortable viewing and head movement,” noted Dr. Anne Marie Lahr, HOYA’s director of education. Array benefits include: HOYA free-form backside surfacing technology on any single vision lens, in any material; optimized for individual prescription for greatest performance of the lens design; the widest viewing area for both myopic and hyperopic patients; sharp, clear images not distorted by elliptical errors from conventional surfacing; superior vision at all distances; and larger cut outs that make clear and sun options easier to order. The general patient benefit is that by having the lens design closer to the eye there will be a wider field of view at the intermediate and near distances. For more information visit Hoya’s Website at www.hoyavision.com


New Coating System from Power Vision

Power Vision introduces a new optical coating system for coating small batches of substrates with fast cycle times. Precision is an affordable system being manufactured by UK-based Power Vision Ltd. Special substrate tooling can be provided to maximise coating throughput and accommodate specific component types. The system incorporates a vacuum load lock for high throughput and low maintenance while maintaining vacuum conditions suitable for precise and high-quality deposition. Door-to-door time to deposit a typical 9 layer BBAR is approx. 20 minutes. The new system can coat six substrates up to 100mm square. It uses a patented magnetron sputtering process to deposit premium quality coatings with exceptional density and durability. Additionally the system uses a highly-optimized plasma source to provide excellent in-situ plasma cleaning while also providing in-process ion bombardment. The precision optical system is optimized with a low temperature oxide process, designed to coat temperature sensitive materials including CR39, Polycarbonate and PET. For more information contact Power Vision at info@pvoptical.com or visit their Website at www.powervisionoptical.com


AR Gets Small

Well-suited for retail chains and small to mid-size optical labs, the Mini Coating System (MCS) from Leybold Optics offers advanced technology in a compact platform, needing only 200 to 250 sq. ft. of space. The MCS can apply AR to five pairs of lenses per run on both sides, on edged or uncut lenses, thanks to an innovative lens flip over mechanism. Even with its compact design, this machine includes all the latest technology such as ion assisted deposition, in-chamber hydrophobic, electron beam gun, a turbo pumping system and intelligent software. All this is designed to apply a high-quality AR coating, to any lens material with green or blue reflection color, standard hydrophobic, super hydrophobic layer, mirror coating, on spin coated or dip coated lenses. The MCS platform can be combined with our turnkey lab packages, MicroLab with spin coating or with our dip coating solutions. For more information contact Leybold Optics at www.leyboldopticsusa.com or by calling (866) 678-1881.


Polarized and UV Protection

Xperio UV offers the complete outdoor sun lens solution by eliminating blinding reflective glare with a polarized lens while providing the maximum UV protection on both the front AND backside of the lens. The lenses offer an Eye-Sun Protection Factor of 50+, which provides at least 50 times more protection from UV compared to wearing no lenses at all. For more information visit the Xperio Website at www.XperioUVusa.com


New Addition to Edging System Line

The eMOTION m has been added to the Briot line of edging systems. The eMOTION m is a special version of the popular eMOTION. The only difference between the eMOTION and the eMOTION m that the eMOTION m does not include the safety bevel, the groove, and the drill functionality. The eMOTION m is a great value, has a small footprint, and showcases many features that smaller labs require in an edging system. For more information about the Briot eMOTION m please call 1-800-292-7468.


New Tracer from Santinelli

The LT-1200 Xtreme-D is a new generation display screen tracer from Santinelli International featuring high-curve frame trace capability with fully-automatic operation. The unit’s unique mechanical design includes a variable fulcrum stylus, which keeps the axis angle perpendicular to the frame at any curve. The LT-1200’s ability to reproduce optimal digitized frame data, regardless of frame curve, is achieved with highly sophisticated software that calculates the effect that the curve imparts on the frame size. Moreover, the potential for distortion is eliminated on even the thinnest, most flexible of frames as the tracer utilizes 50 percent less stylus pressure than previous models. Using proprietary 3-D patented technology, the LT-1200 captures tracing data by digitizing 1,000 reference points per eye for maximum precision, consistently achieving a 99.9 percent level of accuracy and greater one-cut edging results. The unit is a simple “plug and play” and is VCA compliant. For more information contact Santinelli at 1-800-644-EDGE (3343) or visit their Website at www.santinelli.com


Vision-Ease Lens Launches New Novel and Novella Lenses

Vision-Ease introduces Novel and Novella, new conventional front side progressives, whose advanced technology makes them as good as or better than many backside digital progressives across 80 percent of the Rx range. The vast majority of customers rely on conventional PAL technology, and these new PAL offerings provide them with the most advanced technology on the market.

Sharing a common design philosophy, Novel and Novella are part of a new family of progressive lenses called the Anthology Series. Characteristics include: wearer-validated, balanced designs; optimal viewing area placement for natural head and eye movement; corridor inset that varies by base curve for comfortable convergence and wide intermediate and near binocular viewing; diamond-turned metal tooling in the polycarbonate lines for precise design replication. With an 11 mm corridor and a 14 mm minimum fitting height, Novella lenses are the softest design available for smaller frame styles. New polycarbonate availability includes clear and LifeRx photochromic. Novella plastic will be released in clear and photochromic later this year. For more information visit the Vision-Ease Website at www.vision-ease.com.


Crizal Prevencia Lenses Now Available Nationwide

A positive consumer response to the selected release of Crizal Prevencia sparked an earlier than expected release of the product nationwide. The new Crizal lenses offer protection against harmful blue-violet light and damaging UV rays. Based on new research, these lenses offer breakthrough technology that selectively protects wearers’ eyes from harmful blue light and UV rays. To learn more, ask your Essilor Sales Consultant and visit Crizal.com or call 1-800-Essilor.

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