Category: Lenses

New ANSI Recommendations for Prescription Ophthalmic Lenses Released

The Vision Council today announced that the ANSI – American National Standards Institute Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Z80 has released ANSI Z80.1-2020, Prescription Ophthalmic Lenses – Recommendations. This standard applies to all prescription dress ophthalmic spectacle lenses in edged or assembled form. It is a guideline for entities that fabricate, assemble or process dress eyewear or lens components. Relevant optical and physical specifications and tolerances of this standard also apply to uncut lenses. Newly revised: ANSI Z80.1-2020 Quick Reference Guide

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Twilight Night Driving Glasses

Night Driving Glasses Solution

I would like to introduce you to a problem-solving gem on the market – a lightweight, comfortable and non-permanent night driving solution. Cocoons Eyewear provides a night driving glasses fitover to wear over regular prescription glasses. These specialized blue light filters are designed to increase contrast while decreasing irritating road glare and halos that can cause eye fatigue while driving at night.  Cocoons fitovers are engineered to let in the light you need while protecting your eyes from light you

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Your Blue Light Questions Answered

Blue light is widely seen in current media yet many of the truthful facts remain unclear. Between proving medical claims, lens companies marketing their blue light products and other companies throwing out blue light scare tactics, there is a lot of information to sift through. I have personally done a lot of research on my own so I can educate my “engineer” customers. This article compiles a wide variety of information from several sources that can hopefully help you make

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New: Shamir Glacier Anti Fog Treatment

If you wear glasses you’ve likely been frustrated with fogging while wearing a face mask. Working in healthcare, us Opticians (as well as everyone else in our offices) are required to wear PPE.  I don’t know about you but for myself contact lenses are not an all-day comfortability option. I’ve tried a face shield, which is excellent for breathability, but the glare from the plastic drives me bananas and it’s nearly impossible to use the pupilometer while wearing it; I

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ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™

Contact Lenses with Transitions Now Available

Yes, you read that right. Acuvue Oasys 2-week contact lenses are now available with the same light adapting Transitions technology that you’re used to seeing in glasses lenses. TIME magazine has recognized ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ as one of their Best Inventions of 2018. I’ve tested these out and have shared later in this article but first you need to know the FAQ’s: The lenses become darker when activated by UV and/or HEV light. They were specifically designed to provide patient

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Scott Harris SH462 with Transitions Amethyst

New Transitions Color Options

As of July 16, 2018 Transitions photochromic light intelligent lenses added four new colors to their existing three options. Existing Signature colors are Gray, Brown and Graphite Green while newly added Style colors are Sapphire, Amethyst, Emerald and Amber. I recently attended a Transitions and Walman Optical hosted webinar about this new release, during which I learned that the new color release is Transitions’ effort to market to a younger and wider customer base. A large percent of younger generations

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