New lens provides high-definition vision benefits

Sep 15, 2009

A new lens has been introduced into the market (iZon SL Lenses in Transitions VI, Ophthonix) that provides an ultraviolet-light-activated, changeable tint that can offer many HD vision benefits, including better vision in low luminance and intermediate contrast conditions.

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Vista, CA-A new lens has been introduced into the market (iZon SL Lenses in Transitions VI, Ophthonix) that provides an ultraviolet-light-activated, changeable tint that can offer many HD vision benefits, including better vision in low luminance and intermediate contrast conditions.

This wavefront-guided lens is produced from the patient's optical "fingerprint" (iPrint) that contains all second- to sixth-order aberrations, measured by an aberrometer (Z-View Aberrometer). The optical fingerprint, coupled with the company's proprietary algorithm, is used to determine the best sphere-cylinder fit for the back surface of the lens. The new lens can address many of the vision challenges associated with higher-order aberrations in any light condition, according to the company.