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Notice: This site is temporarily inactive due to redesign of Noviolenses soon to be released. We will have important news on that front in the very ner future.
Research by Essilor has shown that excessive High Energy Visible light (HEV), namely light with a wavelength around 420 nanometers (NM) can cause early retinal cell death. This light is near the Ultra Violet (UV) radiation wavelengths, which are well known to cause damage to the skin and the eyes, and most sources of UV also emit HEV light and vise-versa. The main natural source of HEV and UV comes from the sun, while artificial sources include cell phones and other hand held video devices, computers, fluorescent and some LED lighting, LASERs and all kinds of welding.
Essilor and other lens manufacturers have developed coatings that reflect HEV and UV, which seemed like a good idea, but they also reflect some of these rays back towards the eyes, and the heavy blue reflections are not cosmetically attractive. Noviolens was developed to absorb all of the UV and much of the HEV, while reflecting very little of either, making them very attractive, almost invisible. Noviolens is also very easy to clean and extremely scratch resistant, as well as extremely impact resistant. On top of all that, they are also much thinner and lighter than ordinary plastic lenses.
At this time Noviolens is strongly recommended for anyone who spends more than an hour per day on a cell phone, two hours per day on a tablet or lap top computer, or 3 hours per day on a desk top computer, regardless of their need for Rx eyewear. We also offer Noviolens in zero and low power readers for people who don't need an Rx.
Below is pictured what uncoated spectacles look like when facing a large picture window like the one on the right.
The picture below shows Essilor's Prevencia lenses with the wearer looking at a large window in my office. It is a bright blue sky outside, and the Prevencia lenses are reflecting a huge amount blue/violet and some UV (Ultra Violet radiation) toward the camera..
The next picture is the same patient wearing
Noviolenses, and looking at the same window. Notice they hardly reflect any wavelength having a very faint mauve reflection which makes them almost invisible and very cosmetically attractive. Unlike most other blue protective lenses, Noviolenses are completely safe both indoors and out.
The next photo shows the big plate glass window that the patient above was facing in the above photos.
The above 3 photos, like all the photos on this web site, were taken with an ordinary iPhone and have not been altered from the original other than cropping to protect identities.
Below is an unretouched picture of the Noviolens in ordinary room lighting. As close to invisible as you can get with any glasses! Noviolenses are perfect for anyone on camera such as news anchors, meteorologists and actors.
Noviolens is a brand new product, not readily available through normal optical channels, yet. Until then, you can order them directly on line, through this site. We are planning to offer a limited frame selection for our lenses, but right now are happy to finish the lenses for your frame, either your old frame that has an outdated Rx in it, or a new frame that you can buy from your local eyecare provider or from other on-line sources. All we need to get started is a copy of your current spectacle Rx and a "selfie" picture of you wearing the frame you want to use. You can do that right now by e-mailing it to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org . The selfie should be a face only portrait similar to a passport or driver's license photo, straight on rather than at an angle. If your Rx does not include a P.D. (pupillary distance), please hold any ordinary ruler firmly against your forehead while taking the selfie. We will be able to accurately determine the correct optical center placement from that picture. Noviolenses take about 10 days to produce, and are available at this time in single vision and multifocal form.