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December 20, 2016
VMail ProductWatch
SPECIAL EYEVOTE EDITION, PART 2
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SPECTACLE LENSES

Lens Company: Essilor
Lens Brand: Varilux
Anti-Reflective Coating Brand: Crizal
Progressive Lens Brand: Shamir Autograph III
Photochromic Lens Brand: Transitions
Lens Brand Introduced in 2016: Eyezen

CONTACT LENSES

Contact Lens Company: Alcon
Toric Contact Lens Brand: Biofinity
Daily Disposable Brand: Dailies Total 1
Extended Wear Disposable Brand: Air Optix Night & Day
Multifocal Brand: Air Optix Multifocal
Contact Lens Brand Introduced in 2016: Acuvue Vita
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SPECTACLE LENSES

Essilor Named for Lens Company


Quick Take: Essilor was recently named for the fourth year in a row as one of the Most Innovative Companies by Forbes Magazine. The company, whose mission is “helping the world see better,” provides excellence in vision through premium products and services, technological advancements and educational programs. Essilor offers some of the most technologically advanced lenses through brands including Varilux, Crizal, Optifog, Xperio, Definity, Airwear and Transitions.
www.essilorusa.com

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Varilux Named for Lens Brand


Quick Take: Varilux lenses by Essilor provide superior vision at every distance in every situation. Essilor continuously conducts extensive clinical research to produce progressive lenses offering all presbyopes natural, comfortable vision. With over 300 million pairs sold, the Varilux lens is the progressive brand most prescribed by eyecare professionals and trusted by millions of satisfied wearers.
www.variluxusa.com

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Crizal Named for Anti-Reflective Coating Brand


Quick Take: Essilor’s Crizal lenses allow the wearer to see better and deliver the best vision protection against the five enemies of clear vision including: glare, scratches, smudges, dust and water, while also providing the most complete daily UV protection for long-term eye health.
www.crizalusa.com

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Shamir Autograph III Named for Progressive Lens Brand


Quick Take: Based on a new concept in lens design, Shamir Autograph III is a balanced, progressive lens, holistically adapted to the patient’s prescription, ensuring a clear and comfortable visual experience.
http://shamirlens.com/

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Transitions Named for Photochromic Lens Brand


Quick Take: The Transitions family of products includes options for both everyday wear and sunglasses for a range of outdoor activities. Transitions lenses are an eyewear solution that goes beyond vision correction, the company noted, adding, they help enhance the way wearers see the world around them while protecting and preserving their long-term eye health.
www.transitions.com

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Eyezen Named for Lens Brand Introduced in 2016


Quick Take: Eyezen glasses by Essilor feature enhanced single vision lenses that are designed for viewing digital devices. Eyezen lenses provide patients with a small amount of accommodative relief to alleviate eye strain caused by today’s heavy use of digital devices such as tablets and smartphones. Eyezen+ are the only lenses in the Eyezen brand portfolio to contain the Smart Blue Filter feature, which is embedded into an aesthetically clear lens and designed to reduce harmful blue light transmission by 20 percent.
www.eyezenusa.com

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CONTACT LENSES

Alcon Named for Contact Lens Company


Alcon is the global leader in eyecare. As a division of Novartis, Alcon offers the broadest portfolio of products to enhance sight and improve people's lives. Alcon’s products touch the lives of more than 260 million people each year living with conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases and refractive errors, and there are millions more who are waiting for solutions to meet their eyecare needs. The company’s purpose is reimagining eyecare, and they do this through innovative products, partnerships with eyecare professionals and programs that enhance access to quality eyecare.
www.alcon.com

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Biofinity Named for Toric Contact Lens Brand


Quick Take: CooperVision Biofinity toric—and newly available Biofinity XR toric—deliver consistent centration, stable fit and excellent visual acuity. The Optimized Ballast Design features uniform horizontal ISO thickness and a wide ballast band, allowing the lens to quickly orient for better performance and simple fitting. Other features include naturally wettable material, low modulus and high Dk.
www.coopervision.com

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Dailies Total 1 Named for Daily Disposable Brand


Quick Take: Dailies Total 1 water gradient contact lenses combine exceptional comfort and vision with the highest breathability of any daily disposable contact lens. With Dailies Total 1, comfort has been redefined for contact lens wearers, who can now wear contact lenses all day long and still experience exceptional comfort even after wearing them all day. Dailies Total 1 is the first and only water gradient contact lens that features an increase from 33 percent to over 80 percent water content from core to surface, approaching 100 percent at the very outer surface, mimicking the water content of the cornea.
www.DAILIESTOTAL1.com

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Air Optix Night & Day Named for Extended Wear Disposable Brand


Quick Take: Air Optix Night & Day contact lenses are FDA-approved for daily wear and up to 30 nights of continuous wear. They are the contact lens brand most recommended by eyecare professionals for patients who sleep overnight in their contact lenses. Air Optix Night & Day allows patients to wake up and see comfortably and provides outstanding comfort all day, every day.
www.airoptix.com

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Air Optix Multifocal Named for Multifocal Brand


Quick Take: The Unique Precision Profile design of Air Optix Aqua Multifocal contact lenses allows for a range of prescription strengths to blend across the lens. It works with the eyes' natural function for uninterrupted clear vision, near through far, providing clear vision at all distances, a smooth transition between a wide range of distances and comfort throughout the wearing period.
www.airoptix.com

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Acuvue Vita Named for Contact Lens Brand Introduced in 2016


Quick Take: Acuvue Vita Brand is a 30-day daily wear contact lens providing reliable, superior comfort—all month long. This Eye-Inspired Design includes HydraMax Technology, which helps maximize and maintain lens hydration all month long. In fact, patient ratings show Acuvue Vita is superior for “Overall Comfort” and “Overall Quality of Vision” versus the leading monthly brands. Acuvue Vita also features a unique Infinity Edge Design for enhanced comfort, and is the only monthly lens that meets UV blocking standards among all leading monthly brands.
www.acuvueprofessional.com

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