Essilor International in agreement with High Performance Optics
Sunday, April 14 2013 | 00 h 00 min | News
Essilor International recently signed a global license agreement with High Performance Optics (HPO), a U.S. company that develops technology to protect the retina from blue light.
Until now, the two companies have been working independently to develop lenses that can filter blue light, which is emitted in large quantities from devices such as computer screens, mobile phones, digital tablets, and LED televisions. The partnership should allow for the exploitation and adoption of the technology around the world and speed its availability to the global population. The agreement does not, however, extend to Crizal Prevencia, a lens that filters blue light, which Essilor intends to launch later in the year.
Very pleased with the new partnership, HPO president Mike Packard stressed the importance of this type of lens in preventing diseases like AMD. “While there are multiple factors that contribute to AMD, reducing the chances of others suffering from AMD and / or the severity of this disease has been a key goal of HPO’s for many years,” he explained. “This is most gratifying to me personally.”