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Crizal® Sapphire™ HR

Crizal® Sapphire™ HR

  • Absolute transparency > With its 360° reflection angle measurement, it reduces reflections whatever the light incidence angle on both surfaces of the lens for a visually more transparent lens for both the wearer and the observer.
  • Durable resistance > With the High-Resistance Technology™, Crizal® Sapphire™ HR is up to 70% more scratch resistant compared to its previous generation(1).
  • Easiness-to-clean > With its smudge resistance properties, Crizal® Sapphire™ HR is 3 times easier to clean after extensive smudging when put in comparison to other premium competitors(2).
  • UV protection > With its E-SPF35™ index, Essilor® offers the highest level of E-SPF® a Crizal® coating can provide in a clear lens(3).

The best anti-reflective coating overall(4), reducing light reflections coming from all angles.

 

Innovation in service of transparency

Crizal® Sapphire™ HR is the result of years of R&D research, which brought the best anti-reflective coating overall(5). It offers protection from reflections that come from both sides of the lens, in order to provide eyeglass wearers with adapted solutions to their needs.

 

Consumers are always at the heart of Crizal®’s innovations

Essilor® researchers have aimed for no compromise when developing this highly transparent and durable anti-reflective coating. Crizal® Sapphire™ HR has been designed to withstand the daily struggles of eyeglass wearers, so that they can enjoy lenses that stay clear and clean in the long run(6).

 

Lens options 

 Crizal® Sapphire™ HR
Essilor EyezenYes
Varilux XR SeriesYes
Varilux Physio 3DYes
Varilux Comfort MaxYes

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Performance

Multi-angular Technology™
Multi-angular Technology™

Multi-angular Technology™

Blocking disturbing reflections whatever the light direction (front and lateral backside), from 0° to 360°

High-Resistance Technology™
High-Resistance Technology™

High-Resistance Technology™

Combination of scratch and smudge resistance

E-SPF35™
E-SPF35™

E-SPF35™

Protection against UV rays on the back surface of the lens

High Surface Density Process™
High Surface Density Process™

High Surface Density Process™

Easiness-to-clean, smudge resistance and hydrophobic property

Close-up on Crizal® Sapphire™ HR’s technology

Essilor® introduced the 360° Multi-Angular Technology™, an embedded SiO2 nanolayer in the anti-reflective multi-layers. This technology has been incorporated along with several other nanolayers within the Crizal® Sapphire™ HR structure to work together in achieving multi-angular efficiency against light pollution.

Close-up on Crizal® Sapphire™ HR’s technology
Essilor® introduced the 360° Multi-Angular Technology™, an embedded SiO2 nanolayer in the anti-reflective multi-layers. This technology has been incorporated along with several other nanolayers within the Crizal® Sapphire™ HR structure to work together in achieving multi-angular efficiency against light pollution.

Enhanced lens protection

Water Repellency
Water Repellency

Water Repellency

The High Surface Density Process™ present in the top coat of Crizal® coatings works efficiently to repel water and oil off the lenses while making sure they are easy to clean. With this Essilor® technology, both sides of the lens are densely packed with fluorinated molecules.

Dust Repellency
Dust Repellency

Dust Repellency

Anti-static property prevents particles from adhering to the lens for less frequent cleaning.

Scratch and Smudge Resistance
Scratch and Smudge Resistance

Scratch and Smudge Resistance

An embedded hard coat and Crizal® High-Resistance Technology™(7) increases the density of the stack to ensure stronger resistance and reduce smears and fingerprints.

Anti-Reflection
Anti-Reflection

Anti-Reflection

Embedded anti-reflective layers reduce reflection and allow 99% of light to pass through. With the 360° Multi-Angular Technology™, Crizal® Sapphire™ HR further enhances the anti-reflective efficiency of the lens by reducing reflections at every angle.

UV Protection
UV Protection

UV Protection

Crizal® coatings offer double sided UV protection measured by the E-SPF® index(8)

 

(1) Internal R&D measurement – 2020 – compared to Crizal® Sapphire™ 360°

(2) External laboratory test - 2020 - compared to the competitor most known lens-brands by consumers (2019 external brand tracking in 11 countries).

(3) Compared to lenses with E-SPF25™ index in the same measurement conditions. Back-side UV reflection is weighted by the UV risk function W(ƛ). E-SPF35™ index means that 97.2% of the UV reaching the back-side of the lens are not reflected; a tolerance of -0.5% is applicable.

(4) External laboratory tests and internal technical tests in 2020. Compared to the most known lens-brands by consumers (2019 external brand tracking in 11 countries). The word ‘overall’ refers to consumer expectations about anti-reflective coatings, ranked through a quantitative consumer study run b y an external institute in 3 countries.

(5) External laboratory tests and internal technical tests - 2020. Compared to the competitor most known lens-brands by consumers (2019 external brand tracking in 11 countries). The word ‘overall’ refers to anti-reflective coatings important criteria, ranked through an external quantitative consumer study - 2019.

(6)  External laboratory test – stain release test – 2020.

(7) Available with Crizal® Rock™ and Crizal® Sapphire™ HR

(8) E-SPF® is an index rating the overall UV protection of a lens,developed by Essilor International and endorsed by third-party experts.