VSP Optics Group Unveils Unity BluTech Lenses

By Andrew Karp: Group Editor, Lenses + Technology

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—The VSP Optics Group is launching Unity BluTech lenses, which are infused with natural melanin and ocular lens pigments and protect the eyes from harmful, high-energy blue light.

“With an increasing number of blue light sources in our daily lives and an aging baby boomer population, preventing exposure has become a priority to help reduce the risk of eye conditions like macular degeneration,” said Todd Riley, director of business development for VSP Optics Group. “Offering BluTech technology within our Unity portfolio allows us to provide this protection while avoiding the deep amber tints and subsequent color distortions from earlier blue light blocking lenses.”

BluTech, developed by Eye Solutions Technologies, is available in both indoor and outdoor lenses for most Unity digital single vision and progressive lenses. The indoor lenses feature a slight tint; the outdoor lenses are polarized with 80 percent light absorption.

Both filter out harmful, high-energy blue light and UVA/UVB radiation while allowing innocuous light to pass though. By letting low-energy light through, color and depth perception are unaffected. The lenses provide improved visual performance through enhanced contrast and visual acuity, reduced glare and improved night vision, and are impact resistant.