Reptile Polarized Sunglasses Introduces SlimPlus Wrap Rx

By Andrew Karp: Group Editor, Lenses + Technology


 Rx shown in base 8 wrap, +4.00 sphere OU; frame size 66-15; PD62.
ASHLAND, Mass.—Reptile Polarized Sunglasses is releasing SlimPlus, a new digital lens design that allows high plus prescriptions to be fitted in Base 8 wrap in large frame sizes.

SlimPlus digital lens design incorporates a digital technique with Reptiles’ DHD160° technology. This minimizes the Rx thickness and distortion by producing the Rx on a precise surface area of the blank which expands the ability to produce prescriptions in up to +6.00 in 65 eye size with as little as 60 PD without compromising vision, comfort or aesthetics. The lenses are up to 55 percent thinner than traditional digital lenses and provide better visual field of vision than traditional lenses due to the digital design, according to Reptile.

“We are very excited about the expansion of our prescription polarized sunglass lenses,” said Sam Kotob, president and founder of Reptile. “We take a lot of pride in finding solutions and this new product makes it possible for hyperopes, with strong prescriptions, to wear wrap styles which until now, was not an option.”

SlimPlus lenses are available in single vision and progressive designs.