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December 24, 2013
VMail ProductWatch
SPECIAL EYEVOTE EDITION, PART 2
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SPECTACLE LENSES

Lens Company: Essilor
Lens Brand: Varilux
AR Coating Brand: Crizal Avance UV
Progressive Lens Brand: Varilux Physio
Photochromic Brand: Transitions

CONTACT LENSES

Contact Lens Company: Alcon
Toric Brand: Biofinity Toric
Daily Disposable Brand: 1-Day Acuvue Moist
Extended Wear Brand: Air Optix Night & Day
Multifocal Brand: Air Optix Multifocal
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SPECTACLE LENSES

Essilor Named for Lens Company

 
Quick Take: Essilor was recently named for the third year in a row as one of the Most Innovative Companies by Forbes Magazine. The company, whose mission is “helping the world see better,” provides excellence in vision through premium products and services, technological advancements, and educational programs. Essilor offers the most technologically advanced lenses through brands including Varilux, Crizal, Optifog, Xperio, Definity, Airwear and Transitions. www.essilorusa.com

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Varilux Named for Lens Brand



Quick Take: Varilux lenses by Essilor provide superior vision at every distance in every situation. Essilor continuously conducts extensive clinical research to produce progressive lenses offering all presbyopes natural, comfortable vision. With over 300 million pairs sold, the Varilux lens is the progressive brand most prescribed by eyecare professionals and trusted by millions of satisfied wearers. www.variluxusa.com

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Crizal Avance UV Named for Anti-Reflective Coating Brand



Quick Take: Essilor’s Crizal Avance UV lenses allow the wearer to see better and deliver the best vision protection against the five enemies of clear vision including: glare, scratches, smudges, dust and water, while also providing the most complete daily UV protection for long-term eye health. www.crizalusa.com



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Varilux Physio Named for Progressive Lens Brand


Quick Take: Varilux Physio lenses by Essilor are the only progressive lenses with the distortion-reducing benefits of W.A.V.E. Technology: Wavefront Advanced Vision Enhancement, giving you up to 30 percent increased contrast sensitivity so you can see more sharply and distinguish objects from their backgrounds, 30 percent wider fields of intermediate vision for greater visual comfort and an extended near-vision zone, so viewing near objects is more comfortable throughout the day. www.variluxusa.com

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Transitions Named for Photochromic Lens Brand



Quick Take: The Transitions family of products includes options for both everyday wear and sunglasses for a range of outdoor activities. Transitions lenses are an eyewear solution that goes beyond vision correction, the company notes, adding, they help enhance the way wearers see the world around them while protecting and preserving their long-term eye health. www.transitionspro.com

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CONTACT LENSES

Alcon Named for Contact Lens Company


Quick Take: Through the integration of Ciba Vision, Alcon is now one of the largest manufacturers of contact lenses and lens care products. The company’s vision care portfolio offers daily disposable, monthly replacement and color-enhancing contact lenses for comfortable and convenient vision correction options. The company also has a complete line of contact lens care products. These include multi-purpose and hydrogen-peroxide based solutions to clean, rinse and disinfect contact lenses; rewetting drops to provide added comfort throughout the day; and daily protein remover that removes protein deposits from lenses. Alcon, a division of Novartis, offer a broad spectrum of eyecare products and are organized into three businesses: Surgical, Pharmaceutical and Vision Care. www.alcon.com

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Biofinity Toric Named for Toric Brand


Quick Take: CooperVision’s Biofinity family of premier contact lenses feature a unique silicone hydrogel material and have approval for up to 6 nights/7 days of extended wear. Geared to the needs of astigmats, Biofinity torics feature the unique Aquaform Technology which allow the eyes to receive plenty of oxygen and the wearer to enjoy stable orientation and clearer vision due to Biofinity toric’s optimized toric lens design. www.coopervision.com

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1-Day Acuvue Moist Named for Daily Disposable Brand


Quick Take: Part of the 1-Day Acuvue family of contact lenses, 1-Day Acuvue Moist are the only daily disposable contact lenses with exclusive LACREON Technology which permanently embeds a moisture-rich wetting agent, resulting in a fresh lens feeling and end-of-day comfort. 1-Day Acuvue moist are the daily disposable contact lens that helps create a cushion of moisture similar to natural tears. The lenses feature one of the highest levels of UV protection available in a daily disposable contact lens. www.acuvue.com

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Air Optix Night & Day Named for Extended Wear Disposable Brand


Quick Take: Air Optix Night & Day are designed to work around the clock to keep up with those with busy lifestyles. With the highest oxygen transmissibility of any available soft contact lens, they provide comfort day after day – even overnight. They are FDA approved for daily wear and extended wear for up to 30 nights of continuous wear. www.airoptix.com

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Air Optix Multifocal Named for Multifocal Brand


Quick Take: The Air Optix Multifocal contact lenses are specifically designed
to work in unison to provide a clear range of focus, near through far, so there’s no blurring or interruptions in vision. Unique Precision Profile design allows for a range of prescription strengths to blend across the lens. www.airoptix.com

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