Hoya Debuts Next Generation of Recharge Lens


LEWISVILLE, TEXAS—Hoya Vision Care is launching Recharge EX3, the next generation of Recharge, its blue light filtering AR treatment.

“We have since been able to further improve the blue light filters in Recharge,” said Barney Dougher, president of Hoya Vision Care, NA. “In addition, we enhanced the scratch resistance properties so now Recharge is at the same level as Super Hi-Vision EX3 AR treatment, which has a Bayer rating higher than glass.”

Hoya’s Recharge EX3 AR treatment reflects harmful blue light emitted by smartphones away from the eyes.

Sleep disorders, headaches, blurred vision and fatigue can result from exposure to blue light, including HEV blue light, radiating from devices such as smartphones and tablets. According to Hoya, Recharge EX3 reflects the harmful blue light away from the eyes.

“Our kids especially are using smart phones and tablets more than ever,” noted Thomas Gosling, OD, an early adopter of Recharge. “The combination of Recharge EX3 with Sync single vision lens is very beneficial… By reducing the amount of blue light that enters the eye, patients will be able to increase their comfort level and reduce eye fatigue, headaches, blurred vision and other related discomfort that can hamper the efficiency we use our smartphones and tablets for in the first place.” ■