Vision-Ease Lens Launches New Novel and Novella Lenses

By Andrew Karp: Group Editor, Lenses + Technology

 Novel and Novella progressives are available in a variety of materials, including polycarbonate
RAMSEY, Minn.—Vision-Ease Lens (VEL) has introduced Novel and Novella conventional front side progressives, featuring advanced technology that compares favorably to many backside digital progressives across 80 percent of the Rx range, according to VEL.

“The Novel and Novella lenses’ iterative design process was driven by feedback from extensive wearer trials,” said Scott Schaller, VEL worldwide vice president of sales and marketing. “These trials went beyond lens maps and calculations; they took into account real-life wearer comfort in a wide variety of visual tasks and incorporated feedback for maximum performance and patient comfort. As a result, Novel and Novella lenses were optimized for smoothness and softness, the foremost factors in progressive lens comfort.”

The Novel general purpose lens has a 13 mm corridor and a 16.5 mm minimum fitting height; Novella has an 11 mm corridor and a 14 mm minimum fitting height.

The lenses are part of the Anthology Series, a new family of progressives. Characteristics include wearer-validated, balanced designs; optimal viewing area placement for natural head and eye movement; corridor inset that varies by base curve for comfortable convergence and wide intermediate and near binocular viewing.