Shamir Release Shamir Duo, a New Generation of Bifocal Lenses

SAN DIEGO—Shamir Insight is launching its first bifocal, Shamir Duo. The lens features a patent-pending Freeform design that offers surface continuity, eliminating the visible line that is associated with flat-top bifocals, providing the patient with improved optics. The image jump created by the visible dividing line in flat-tops results in loss of image. With Shamir Duo, a natural, distortion-free path is maintained as the eye moves from one vision zone to another, resulting in enhanced vision and comfort and improved aesthetics.

Processed with Freeform equipment, Shamir Duo lends itself to a variety of materials, tints and coatings. Unlike flat-top bifocals, Shamir Duo is available in a wide selection of indexes and treatments such as high-index materials, photochromic, polarized lenses, as well as tints that allow Duo to be used as both an indoor and outdoor solution.

Shamir Duo is available in a 15mm fitting height in the following materials: 1.5 Hard Resin, DLC Trivex, 1.56, 1.60 SuperLite, 1.67 SuperLite, Polyplus, and 1.74 SuperLite. Shamir Duo is available through Shamir’s network of Autograph partner laboratories. ■