NEW FOR THE LAB – NOVEMBER 2016

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ULTRA OPTICS UV-XBT COATING PUT TO THE TEST
This patent-pending coating was put to stringent tests by Ultra Optics to produce superior adhesion on all lens substrates. UV-XBT (Extreme Bonding Technology) offers “superior hardness, great tintability, untouchable adhesion, unmatched AR compatibility and excellent surface coverage” along with a low yellowness factor, according to the company. Testing was performed on 1.60, 1.67, 1.74, Trivex, Tribrid, polycarbonate and CR-39. For more information, contact Ultra Optics at 800.365.9993 or ultraoptics.com.
A&R MONITORS QUALITY IN REAL-TIME
With the introduction of Smart Mapping Data Analysis from A&R Optical Machinery, Inc. the goal of zero waste in free-form lens production can now be achieved, according to the company. Designed to help labs proactively optimize production efficiency, this inspection solution based on Global Mapping Criteria is a patented statistical process-control technology that provides real-time quality indicators for each production machine. The A&R real-time Machine Quality Score based on a Process Quality Score is monitored to detect drift and maintenance issues that typically result in rejects and waste for each machine. For a free sample, contact A&R Optical Machinery, Inc. at 262.641.8780 or ar.be.
PHOTOCHROMIC LENSES FROM VISION EASE
VISION EASE’s new line of photochromic lenses, introduced in September, block 91% of blue light outdoors and 43% of blue light indoors. The “No Compromise” photochromic lenses are available in gray polycarbonate in SFSV, A SFS, D28 Bifocal, D35 Bifocal, 7×28 Trifocal and decentered Novel Progressive. According to VISION EASE, they are 2.5% clearer indoors and have a 44% faster fadeback and a 27% faster activation than the leading national brand. For more information, contact VISION EASE at 800.328.3449 or info@visionease.com.
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TRIBRID LENSES AVAILABLE IN NORTH AMERICA
PPG, Thai Optical Group and Global Optics, Inc. together have introduced TRIBRID lenses in North America. The high-index lenses are available in semi-finished single vision clear lenses and are compatible with digital free-form processing and anti-reflective coatings. Suited for patients with higher prescriptions, TRIBRID lens material offers 100% protection from UV radiation and features optical clarity, thinness and lightweight comfort. For more information, contact PPG Industries at 724.325.5186 or
opticaltech@ppg.com.

STEP BEVEL CUTTING AND MORE WITH NEW EDGER
Designed to support changing needs in lens and frame technologies, the HPE-8000X “Exxpert” Edger by Coburn Technologies comes with a host of new features and capabilities, including step bevel cutting, 11 different lens edge finishes, six edging positions, reduced lens slippage, frame shape modification and a high-performance wheel for enhanced speed and higher polish quality. Users can also directly import, store and maintain DCS job files. For more information, contact Coburn Technologies at 800.262.8761 or customercarecenter@coburntechnologies.com.
HOYA ADDS DESIGNS TO NEW MEDIA PORTFOLIO
Designed to alleviate digital eyestrain, HOYA’s new iD Screen, iD Space and iD Zoom free-form lens designs use HOYA’s Integrated Double Surface Design and Binocular Harmonization Technology, which performs individual calculations to ensure appropriate correction at each point of the lens and is measured exactly to the needs of each eye. iD Space lenses are ideal for those who perform activities where the focus is beyond the computer screen, iD Screen is for patients whose professions require maximum clarity at an intermediate distance and iD Zoom are for laptop use or hobbies requiring high concentration and sharp vision at close range. For more information, contact HOYA Vision Care at 877.528.1939 or  salessupport@hoyavision.com.
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SEIKO ‘SUPERIOR’ CUSTOMIZED SINGLE VISION LENSES
Using 100% free-from technology, Superior SV lenses from Seiko Optical offer three optimized lens designs customized to match a patient’s lifestyle and distance viewing needs: Superior B for balance, Superior N for near vision and Superior F for far vision. The prescription is aligned to the position of wear, and Advanced Aspheric Compensation adjusts the free-form back surface power of the lens, which “virtually eliminates marginal astigmatism and power error caused by variations in eye rotation, pantoscoptic tilt and vertex distance,” according to the company. Superior SV is available in 1.50, Trivex, polycarbonate, 1.60, 1.67 and 1.74. Extended cylinder range to -5.00D (total power: -12.50D); prism: 0.25 to 3.00D; pantoscopic tilt: 0 to 20 in 1Ëš steps (10Ëš default); frame front angle: 0 to 15 in 1Ëš steps (0Ëš default); vertex distance: 7mm to 20mm (12mm default). Superior SV lenses are available from all HOYA optical labs. For more information, contact Seiko Optical at 800.423.2361 or seikovision.com.
SANTINELLI’S ONE-STOP SHOP
Finishing labs and dispensaries can shop online for more than 1,000 products from Santinelli International. Offering everything from lens finishing equipment to everyday items such as nosepads and temple tips and screws, the digital catalog can be found on the company’s website. “Now we are happy to present “˜V2′ of our catalog, which features many new must-have products that we’re sure will be equally popular,” said Gerard Santinelli, president and chief executive officer. Printed catalogs are available on request. For more information, contact Santinelli International at 800.644.3343  or orders@santinelli.com.
3D EYEWEAR FROM HOYA
Yuniku 3D tailored eyewear provides a custom fit based on advanced software calculations of a wearer’s visual needs and facial features. HOYA collaborated with 3D printing and software firm Materialise and Hoet design studio to create Yuniku, which debuted at SILMO Paris last month. Available with progressive, single vision or indoor vision lenses in a range of frame designs and colors, Yuniku will be available initially in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. For more information, contact HOYA Vision Care at 877.528.1939 or salessupport@hoyavision.com.

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KODAK TOTAL BLUE LENS
A hybrid of lens material and anti-reflective lens coating, KODAK Total Blue Lens provides 100% direct UV protection and up to 80% filtering of HEV blue light while maintaining true color vision. Available in a variety of KODAK lens designs, Total Blue clear and polarized options accommodate visual needs in both indoor and outdoor environments. For more information, contact Signet Armorlite at 800.759.0075 or
marketingliterature@signetarmorlite.com.
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