World Sight Day – 10 October 2019

World Sight Day—the most important advocacy and communications day in the eye health calendar—is on 10 October 2019. When was the last time you got an eye exam? Your family, friends and colleagues? This World Sight Day, let’s pledge to take an eye exam—and encourage others to do the same! We have the data and evidence. We also have projections into the  … Read more

June is Cataract Awareness Month

What is a cataract?  A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. It is the main cause of blindness in the world and is also the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40 years of age. If you have a cataract, you would experience clouded vision, which can make it  … Read more

Transitions® Drivewear® – A 15-year-old product still WAY ahead of its time

Transitions DriveWear Even after 15 years, Transitions Drivewear lenses still offer the best combination of polarization and photochromics on the market. The three unique colour stages are still the key to its unparalleled success. In low light conditions, Drivewear is a high-contrast olive green color, allowing the maximum useful light information to reach the eye. Behind the  … Read more

Camber Lens Technology – the success is in the DNA

Since the release of Camber Lens Technology, it has seen unprecedented success. I believe the reason for much of this success is hidden deep within the design “DNA” of Camber. While many digital progressive designs on the market are based on traditional front-surface progressives whose designs have been “converted” for use on the backside of the  … Read more

The best of both worlds – NuPolar Infinite Grey

Lens adaptability and performance is becoming more important for sunglass wearers, as there are more and more options becoming available on the market today.  Lenses that change from completely clear indoors to sunglass dark outdoors, fixed tint sunglass lenses, gradient tints and polarised lenses that reduce glare.  Younger Optics recently launched NuPolar Infinite Grey, which  … Read more

Ophthalmic lenses – the manufacturing process

Do you ever watch those TV shows about “How It’s Made?” It’s often fascinating to see the ingenious manufacturing processes that go into creating what seems like a simple object. It’s no different with ophthalmic lenses! Here are three basic ways that semi-finished lenses are made: Casting: Typically used for hard resin & high-index lenses.  … Read more

The Science of Colour

Science of Colour Need to add some colour to your life? When it comes to polarized lenses, true and deep colour should always be the aim! The human eye is a superb “colour matching instrument” and NuPolar lenses satisfy these demanding colour requirements. The result? Excellent, true colour uniformity. When a lens is subjected to heat, it may  … Read more

Shining the Light on Glare

Road Glare We’ve all been there! Behind the wheel and facing beams of light reflecting off the dashboard, or at the beach squinting across illuminated water. Glare, an intense bright light vibrating horizontally, isn’t just annoying - it can be dangerous. When the angle of reflection is just right, it becomes blinding and impedes vision. Here’s what  … Read more

Camber Technology Uncovered!

Camber Technology In an age of rapid technological advancements, Camber Technology has arisen as a response to the next generation of digitally progressive lenses. Complex curves provide excellent vision correction, superior optics as well as cosmetic personalization. Camber Technology combines complex curves on both surfaces of the lens. The unique, continuously changing surface curvature of the specially  … Read more