Eye Protect System


Light is fundamental for our vision and overall well-being. Light allows us to see colours, shapes and details and regulates our cognitive performance, mood and sleep/wake cycle. Parts of the light spectrum can also be the cause of premature eye ageing. The impact from UV rays accumulate overtime and can result in the development of cataracts. Blue-Violet light is present everywhere, mainly from the sun and, in smaller amounts, from LED lighting and is one factor recently identified that can cause damage to retinal cells. By reducing Blue-Violet light exposure can support retinal cell survival. Eye Protect System is the first embedded filtration system that provides protection against harmful light in an aesthetically clear lens. The lens will filter UV and partial Blue-Violet light without a residual tint or hue on the lens so images are clear and lenses look clear to others. BENEFITS: Partial Blue-Violet filtration to support retinal cell survival Reduces risk factors associated with harmful light* Lenses remain clear looking through them and at them Protects eyes from UVA and UVB rays * Harmful light = UV and blue-violet light
Essilor Ltd & Essilor InstrumentsWhile the company's roots go back well into the last century, Essilor International was formed in 1972 with the amalgamation of two French companies Essel and Silor. Essilor has had a presence in Britain since 1881 when Société des Lunetiers opened it's British operation in Hatton Garden, London. It maintained a presence in the city until 1975 when the company moved its offices and production facilities to Thornbury, near Bristol. Essilor employs around 450 people in the UK and has some of the world's most up-to-date lens surfacing and coating equipment.  Globally, Essilor operates in around 100 countries. Essilor is world famous for the Varilux lens, the world's first varifocal, which was invented in 1959. Since then over 200 million Varilux lenses have been manufactured worldwide. Essilor is the world leader in ophthalmic products. One in every two varifocal lenses sold worldwide is an Essilor lens. Essilor has four major brands that embody cutting edge technology. Varilux (varifocal lenses), Eyezen (advanced single vision), Crizal (lenses with multiple coatings) and Transitions (photochromic lenses). The Varilux brand often features in national media providing valuable footfall opportunities for Varilux Lens Specialists and its strong marketing makes it a familiar sight in almost every High Street. Essilor has attained ISO 9002 and ISO 9001:2000, following continual reassessment of systems, procedures and quality throughout the manufacturing facility. see less