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Filtering technology is commonly used and accepted within the ophthalmic industry. However, from a health perspective, today’s ophthalmic lenses currently provide only UV protection (generally below 400nm). The concept of lenses with UV filtering has grown to be universally accepted as necessary for most ophthalmic devices. The problem remaining is that UV blocking ophthalmic devices do not protect the retina from the damaging HEVL wavelengths (400-500 nm). UV light rays which have wavelengths between 300-400 nm are not visible but damage the human lens and have proven to be a factor in the progression of cataracts. Most eyeglasses, sunglasses, contact lenses, and intra-ocular lenses provide some level of UV protection. Currently, only certain specialized spectacle lenses, sunglasses and IOLs provide HEVL protection, but in each case these lenses exhibit a very noticeable yellow tint and, with the exception of the IOLs, are not broadly commercially viable for normal daily wear. Until now there has been no HEVL protection available in eyeglasses or contact lenses that provide the appropriate blue blocking/ inhibiting protection without exhibiting a very noticeable yellow tint or other dark sunglass color like grey or brown. The HPO technologies perform in ways that transcend, or significantly avoid, these issues. Our lenses have been produced using a variety of lens materials and processes.

High Performance Optics anticipates its proprietary selective filtering technology, when applied to ophthalmic lenses (eyeglasses, contact lenses, IOLs, corneal inlays, corneal onlays) will:

  1. Reduce one of the major risk factors believed to contribute to causing AMD
  2. Improve vision performance for the wearer through improved contrast sensitivity
  3. Block / inhibit HEVL wavelengths in such a way to protect the retina pigment epithelium from damage
  4. Have minimal/no negative impact on scotopic (low light) vision or circadian rhythms
  5. Be color balanced so as to not interfere with perceived color vision of the wearer
  6. Be mostly colorless when being viewed by someone looking at the lens being worn by a user as well as the users themselves (primarily for spectacle lenses, secondary for contacts)
  7. Provide UV protection
  8. Avoid causing additional pupil dilation
  9. Be cost efficient for manufacturers as well as patients