YOUNGER LAUNCHES POLARIZED PHOTOCHROMIC
Optical laboratories are now offering Younger Optics’ NuPolar Infinite Gray polarized sunwear lens in polycarbonate. “The number one complaint I hear about polarized lenses is that they’re too dark,” said president and CEO David Rips, “The second most common is that they’re too light! Younger Optics is now introducing a polarized sunwear lens that is very light gray when it needs to be and very dark gray when the wearer needs it most.” The darkness of the lens is controlled with a new UV-responsive photochromic technology that offers the widest range of light absorption of any polarized photochromic lens, according to the company. The transmission range is from approximately 35% transmittance in low-UV surroundings to about 9% in very bright, reflective environments. Currently available in gray, single-vision polycarbonate, NuPolar Infinite Gray will soon be available in single-vision hard resin. For more information, contact Younger Optics at 800.366.5367 or Marketing@YoungerOptics.com.
FASTGRIND DESIGNED FOR OVERSEAS SHIPMENT
Packed for custom designed crates made specifically for the U.S. military, Super Optical International’s FastGrind in-office lens-surfacing system is used throughout the world to produce eyewear for foreign-based troops as well as for humanitarian purposes. The system and all its accessories are packed in custom designed crates for shipment as well as for simple portability, allowing them to move from location to location with ease. Super Optical also designed a water recirculation system to enable FastGrind to be used in remote locations when tap water may not be readily available. For more information, contact Super Optical International/FastGrind at 800.543.7376 or Jennifer@SuperOptical.com.
GUNNAR DEBUTS 35BPF LIQUET LENS
GUNNAR Optiks’ new Liquet Lens combines the digital eyewear company’s proprietary filter that defends against dangerous artificial blue light with a subtle, transparent lens. It offers a 35 BPF (the company’s patented Blue-Light Protection scale), which GUNNAR says is the highest protection rating available in a discrete, almost colorless lens. Similar to the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) scale for sunscreen, the BPF scale accurately measures the degree to which a lens protects your eyes from damaging (HEV) blue light and UV light. The lens technology blocks a minimum of 35% of blue light and 100% of UV light, according to the company. The new Liquet Lens is available in GUNNAR’s popular digital eyewear styles, including Enigma, Haus and Vertex.
For more information, contact GUNNAR Optiks at 888.486.6270 or Support@GUNNARS.com.