Smart Blue Filter, Crizal Prevencia AR, and new Transitions Lenses
Steve Mower - August 2018
We now offer several new types of single vision prescription lenses. These lenses address two things: prescriptions in high powers and people that want glare and blue light protection for indoors and outside. These lenses are necessarily higher priced because they are digitally manufactured and that they all include Smart Blue Filter. Check out this Video for more about these combo products:
Blue Light Danger Zone from Essilor IDD Via YouTube
SMART BLUE FILTER (SBF) - Special lens materials with built-in blue light protection. Clear lenses with SBF provide over 20% protection from harmful blue light. Transitions lenses with SBF provide higher degrees of blue light protection. The addition of Crizal Prevencia AR coating to SBF lenses takes the protection levels even higher.
Here is our selection of lenses with Smart Blue Filter:
MOJO DIGITAL BLUE FILTER SINGLE VISION LENSES - These are single vision digital lenses with SBF. If you have a high prescription, especially high plus powers, these lenses will be much thinner and lighter. These are available with various AR coating options including Crizal Prevencia. They are also available in Transitions Signature VII, Transitions EXTRActive, and Transitions Vantage.
TRANSITIONS SIGNATURE 7 STOCK - Affordable polycarbonate lenses that are clear indoors and dark outside in a limited power range. Available in Grey, Brown, and Green. Available without AR coating or with Crizal Avance UV AR coating. (Not available with Crizal Prevencia AR.)
Transitions lenses are a great solution for people that want glare protection. The new Transitions series of lenses include Smart Blue Filter which filters ~20% of harmful blue light. (All Transitions lenses filter UVA and B.) The wonderful thing about Transitions lenses is that the blue light protection they provide increases with the amount of blue light you are exposed to. Blue light comes from different sources and the biggest source is the sun:
Here is the Indoor and Outdoor protection these lenses provide. The addition of Crizal Prevencia AR Coating increases harmful blue light protection levels indoors.
Lenses with Smart Blue Filter currently include: Transitions Signature VII, EYEZEN, and Varilux DRX.
Read more about How Transitions Lenses Filter Harmful Blue Light. Click the 'Open in Browser' tab to view the PDF.
Steve Mower is a licensed Optician and creator of Mojo BluBlock Tints. Steve has over 30 years experience in the optical field. He has been a optical retail manager and has consulted on progressive lens development. Steve has been offering unique reading glasses solutions on-line since 2010.