Introducing Eye Protect System from Essilor
Launching June 27, 2016 – In order to better protect your patients’ eyes, Essilor introduces Eye Protect SystemTM, a new reference in eye health, ensuring the most comprehensive eye protection against harmful light. The Eye Protect SystemTM originates from Essilor’s latest breakthrough innovation, Smart Blue FilterTM, providing protection against harmful blue light embedded in a wide range of clear lenses in Orma, Airwear, TL16 and TL1.67.
Eye protection is not an option: Presenting Smart Blue FilterTM
Findings about the consequences of increased exposure to harmful blue light led the Essilor R&D team in developing a revolutionary innovation that can be embedded in a clear lens: Smart Blue FilterTM. At the core of Smart Blue FilterTM is a unique absorption process: the molecular blend smartly absorbs the most harmful blue-violet light wavelengths and neutralizes, with specific complementary colour absorbers, the residual yellow tint that would have been perceptible because of the blue filtering. As a result, 20% of harmful blue light is filtered out while the beneficial blue-turquoise light passes through.
Definition of Eye Protect SystemTM:
Only product combinations guaranteed to block at least 20% of harmful blue light and offer a minimum UV protection of E-SPF 25** can be part of the Eye Protect System™.
Thus, thanks to the new Smart Blue FilterTM lens innovation embedding protection against harmful blue light in a clear lens combined with a Crizal® coating offering a minimum UV protection of E-SPF 25, Essilor’s widest range of premium clear lenses will now meet the minimal conditions of protection and be referenced in the Eye Protect System.
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