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Eye Protect System™

Eye Protect System™

  • Filter blue-violet light(1)
  • Reduces risk factors associated with harmful light*
  • Lenses remain clear looking through them and at them
  • Protects eyes from UVA and UVB rays

Eye Protect System is filtering system against UV and blue-violet light(1) in an aesthetically clear lens whatever the prescription  Eye Protect System filters UV and partially filters Blue-Violet light(1) without leaving a residual tint or hue on the lens. This ensures that images are clear and the lenses appear clear to others.

Eye Protect System™

Eye Protect System™

  • Everyday lens innovation
  • Protects eyes from UV light
  • Filters blue-violet light(1)
  • Aesthetically clear
  • No residual tint
  • No blue reflections on lenses

Frequently Asked Questions

Eye Protect System Pillars

UV protection
UV protection

UV protection

UV light is one identified factor that contributes to the development of cataracts (2). With Eye Protect System, both UVA & UVB rays are efficiently absorbed by the lens. UV protection can be measured by the E-SPF index, and Eye Protect System provides an E-SPF rating of up to 35 in a clear lens.

Smart Blue-Violet light protection
Smart Blue-Violet light protection

Smart Blue-Violet light protection

The Blue-Violet part of visible light has been identified in recent research to be the most harmful to the retina, and is one contributing factor of AMD (2). Up to 3 times more blue-violet light filtering(1) than regular prescription lenses. This property was discovered by in vitro photoprotection tests on retinal cells (3).

EyeProtect System pillars

UV protection
UV protection

UV protection

UV light is one identified factor that contributes to the development of cataracts (2). With Eye Protect System, both UVA & UVB rays are efficiently absorbed by the lens. UV protection can be measured by the E-SPF index, and Eye Protect System provides an E-SPF rating of up to 35 in a clear lens.

Smart Blue-Violet light protection
Smart Blue-Violet light protection

Smart Blue-Violet light protection

The Blue-Violet part of visible light has been identified in recent research to be the most harmful to the retina, and is one contributing factor of AMD (2). Up to 3 times more blue-violet light filtering(1) than regular prescription lenses. This property was discovered by in vitro photoprotection tests on retinal cells (3).

UV and blue-violet light

(1) Blue-violet light is between 400 and 455nm as stated by ISO TR 20772:2018.

(2)McCarty CA, Taylor HR. A review of the epidemiologic evidence linking ultraviolet radiation and cataracts. Dev Ophthalmol. 2002; 35:21-31. Sunlight and the 10-year incidence of age-related maculopathy: The Beaver Dam Eye Study. Arch. Ophthalmol., 122, 750-757. New discoveries and therapies in retinal phototoxicity, Serge Picaud et Emilie Arnault, Points de Vue N°68, Spring 2013.

(3)In vitro photobiology experiments conducted by Essilor and Paris Vision Institute. Primary retinal pigment epithelium cells were photosensitised with A2E, a major component of the age pigment lipofuscin. These cells were then exposed for 18 hours to 10 nm illumination bands centered from 390 to 520 nm in 10 nm increments (+ illumination band centered at 630 nm). To mimic physiological light conditions, light  irradiances were moderate and normalised with respect to the natural sunlight reaching the retina. (Arnault et al., 2013 PLOs One).

(4)Blue-Violet light photo-protective potency is measured or calculated. Measurements are done through in vitro photobiology experiments conducted by Essilor and a 3rd party. Photosensitized RPE (Retinal Pigment Epithelium) cells are exposed to Blue-Violet light, reproducing the physiological exposure to sunlight of the 40 year old eye. Calculation model is using an interpolation method of spectral data between 400 and 455nm. This model has been designed thanks to correlation between spectral measurements and in vitro test results on outer retina cells, with a dispersion of 5%. For Eye Protect System™ lenses with Crizal Forte® UV coating, 25% (+/-5%) decrease in light-induced retinal cell death versus no filter. For standard lenses: 1.5 or Poly material with Crizal Forte® UV coating, about 7% decrease.