Nov 012012
 

Its getting to that time of the year when we wrap up for crisp frosty mornings … enjoy cosy nights by the fire … but as a spectacle wearer do you find your glasses getting foggy when you’re out and about during your day in the winter?

Here at Lichfield Street Opticians we know it has always been a problem for all spectacles wearers that when you go from a cold environment to hot surroundings and visa versa your lenses foggy up and your vision is temporarily blurred until your lenses clear.  It can be a major inconvenience and until now there hasn’t been a product that has completely eliminated this problem.

Optifog coating was introduced last year and it has been has now been relaunched to include Crizal Forte UV.  It won ‘Product Of The Year’ at this years Opticians Awards.  The combination of Optifog and Crizal UV means that your eyes have 25 times better UV protection than without the coating plus a lens that won’t fog up when you move from hot to cold environments.

The top layer of the Optifog coating has fog repellent properties. To activate the Optifog on your lenses we supply you with a bottle of Optifog Activator.  You simply apply a drop of the solution to both sides of your lenses and wipe them over with a micro fibre cloth.  Your lenses are now completely fog resistant!

Unlike other anti-fog sprays you may have tried in the past, which have to been used daily with the Optifog Activator it only has to be used once a week.

Included in the Optifog UV coating is the usual benefits of an anti reflection coating

  • scratch resistance
  • smudge resistance/easy to clean
  • anti-reflection
  • dust repellence

Please call into see our Optifog Demonstration for yourself!  Please don’t hesitate to call and see us if you need any more information about coatings or about your eye health.

 

Many thanks to Essilor

Jun 182012
 

For many years we have been advised to protect our skin from UV (ultra violet) sun damage with sun creams and sun block, however our eyes also have daily exposure to UV light and are just as susceptible to damage.  Here at Lichfield Street Opticians we can provide you with the best UV protection for your eyes!

The sun and UV light

We now supply Crizal Forte UV, which is the first clear lens on the market to maximise your eyes protection against dangerous UV rays from the front and back surface of your lenses, while ensuring the best clarity of vision.

You may already be wearing a Crizal coated lens from us or have read about its benefits on our previous blogs. http://www.wolverhamptonopticians.co.uk/blog/clearer-vision-with-crizal-lens-coatings/

Crizal Forte UV still provides you with protection from the 5 enemies of clear vision, as seen below but now gives you 25 times better protection from harmful UV than without any lenses!

5 enemies of clear vision

                                                         The Eye Sun Protection Factor!

We all check our sun lotion SPF (sun protection factor) when we’re due to fly off somewhere sunny. We know that the higher the number of SPF the better protection our skin is. Our lens supplier Essilor have applied this to their new Crizal Forte UV. They have created the E-SPF (Eye-Sun Protection Factor) and when wearing lenses with Crizal Forte UV the E-SPF is 25, so your eyes will be 25 times better protected than when wearing no lenses!

Research has shown a connection between UV exposure and a number of short-term and long-term eye diseases. They can seriously damage our vision and health. Our eyes are directly exposed to UV rays 365 days of the year so protection is important.

Crizal Forte UV is available on a wide range of your spectacle lenses and still offers the superb two guarantee against scratches!

For more information about the new E-SPF 25 Crizal Forte UV or any of our spectacles lenses we’d love to hear from you!

Many thanks to Essilor.

Blog again soon … Ruth :-)

Dec 302011
 

Hiya!

Have you ever got fed up of fingerprints on your lenses or been dazzled by headlight glare when driving at night?  Here ‘s how to get the best out of your specs!

When your optician talks about anti reflective lens coating, it might be something you haven’t tried before or even heard of. A lens coating eliminates a lot of the problems and discomfort that spectacle wearers find with an uncoated lens.

One of the most popular types of lens coatings are Essilor’s Crizal Lenses.  This coating protects your glasses against the five enemies of clear vision:

  • reflections
  • smudges
  • scratches
  • dust
  • water
Crizal Coatings

Crizal Coatings

Crizal Lenses have a perfectly smooth surface that lets in light, rather than bouncing off the surface, keeping your vision clear and clean at all times.  The coating is suitable for everyone and there are four types of coatings within the Crizal family to choose from.

One of our lens manufacturers, Essilor has recently launched their new coating, Optifog.  It’s had a really successful launch and has received a lot of positive feedback.

Optifog from Essilor

Optifog Steam Repellance Lens Coating from Essilor

All spectacle wearers have at sometime found their spectacles have ‘steamed up’ moving from a cold to a hot environment, when playing sports or in a work environment. It can happen anywhere and it’s a real inconvenience when it happens!  The Optifog lens completely eliminates the problem giving you fog free vision.  The top layer of Optifog’s moisture repellent properties, once activated it prevents fogging for up to one week.  We have a demonstation in store so please call in to see how it works!

Crizal Forte is a premium state of the art coating and was winner of the Optical Product of the Year 2009.  It is an advanced coating that combats the problems experienced by spectacles wearers,  reflections, smudges, scratches, dust and water.

Crizal Forte

Crizal Forte coatings from Essilor

I have this coating on my lenses, I find it a real benefit.  Its great for night driving, I don’t get dazzled by on coming headlights any more.  My specs are really easy to keep clean aswell!

Crizal Alize is a great all round quality coating, preventing smudges, reflections and is scratch resistant. There great benefit of Crizal Alize is a premium level of dust repellence.

Crizal Alize

Crizal Alize lens coating from Essilor

If you haven’t tried an anti-relective lens before Crizal Easy provides the ideal introduction to the benefits of a coating with unbeatable value.  It is superior to any other standard coated lens you may be offered.  You will be able to benefit from an anti-reflective lens with scratch resistance and good smudge resistance.

Crizal Easy

Crizal Easy lens coating from Essilor

So next time you order your spectacles ask about Crizal lenses to experience the best you can get in anti-reflective coating. We have demonstrations of the coatings in store so please call in to see us and you will be able to see all the elements of a coated Crizal lens.

I hope this info has been interesting, for further information please do not hesitate to contact us on 01902 420348.

Many thanks to Essilor for the images and information.

May we wish you all a very Happy New Year!