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  1. To Don and Quig's points, check your ANSI Z80...

    To Don and Quig's points, check your ANSI Z80 standards to determine if the lens falls within standards (at only 2-3 degrees off, it should unless the patient has considerable cylinder).

    If the...
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    You can usually use a lens clock to ascertain if...

    You can usually use a lens clock to ascertain if a surface is aspheric (you just can't measure the true curve of the lens), because the reading on an aspheric surface will alter somewhat from center...
  3. Hello bta89, For opticians, being qualified as a...

    Hello bta89,
    For opticians, being qualified as a speaker involves the American Board of Opticianry (ABO). As our national certification organization, they oversee the continuing education process...
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    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee) Gold Star for...

    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee)

    Gold Star for Julia- Eyezen+ is available in +0, +1, +2, +3, and- as of July- +4. As she indicated, their respective amounts of accommodative relief (plus power)...
  5. I had the pleasure of heading a task group for...

    I had the pleasure of heading a task group for the Vision Council that included Carrie, so I'm happy to say we are well acquainted! :)
  6. Are there any young CE speakers out there?

    (Disclaimer- I am employed by Essilor of America)

    As I travel around to state association meetings, Vision Expos, etc., it occurs to me the CE speakers in our industry are getting well, kinda old...
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    Great video! I positively hate having to replace...

    Great video! I positively hate having to replace 8-liner- would have loved having a video like this early in my career (of course, early in my career YouTube didn't exist ;^).
  8. (Essilor Employee) Essilor is currently...

    (Essilor Employee)
    Essilor is currently experiencing a shortage in the supply of some Thin & Lite 1.74 lenses, due to a fire that occurred at one of our manufacturing facilities. There was no lab...
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    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee) Just wanted to...

    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee)

    Just wanted to make one clarification. Varilux Physio does provide better optics to the patient compared to Varilux Comfort, because Varilux Physio has lower levels...
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    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee) A lot of good...

    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee)

    A lot of good points have already been made. I agree with the main point all of the previous posts are driving towards:
    Whenever a previously happy wearer...
  11. (Disclaimer- Essilor employee) Great review-...

    (Disclaimer- Essilor employee)

    Great review- your experience pretty much matches my own with the lenses.
    Just an FYI, the mirror color that seems to be least noticeable inside is the red. You...
  12. To Pete, what study changed your mind on damage...

    To Pete, what study changed your mind on damage from device induced blue light?

    The abstract of the study that put me squarely on the side of "yes, we need to reduce exposure to blue light" can be...
  13. Hi Chris, Actually, the debate on blue on...

    Hi Chris,
    Actually, the debate on blue on Optiboard has been pretty civil and well thought-out relative to some other discussions I've seen... Frankly, the approach some manufacturers have taken...
  14. I totally get where you're coming from... a very...

    I totally get where you're coming from... a very large percentage of the consumer-facing images being used to discuss blue light seem to involve an ominous blue glow emanating from some sort of...
  15. I've seen roundtables where experts have...

    I've seen roundtables where experts have suggested we may never see a long-term study on the effects of blue light, mainly because of the difficulties associated with following a large population...
  16. (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee) For anyone who...

    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee)

    For anyone who wants to actually read the paper (rather than the various consumer-facing articles which have attempted to put the findings in layperson language),...
  17. Kwill212- I was unaware of the non-ophthalmic...

    Kwill212- I was unaware of the non-ophthalmic applications of blue-violet light, thanks for the info (which I included in my presentation on blue this evening).

    Uilleann- Tell us how you really...
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    Blue-filtering can be added to just about any...

    Blue-filtering can be added to just about any lens Essilor makes, and is marketed under the term Essential Blue Series.

    There are a couple of processes used to add the blue-filtering to the blank,...
  19. Are you familiar with this article? optical24/7 ...

    Are you familiar with this article?
    optical24/7 Thanks for forwarding the study (printed, read, and added to the library :^).
    -I've seen numerous studies (including one conducted by the USAF...
  20. BlueNotes- facts and myths around blue light...

    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee)

    Anyone up for a conversation around blue light?

    I've taken on a personal project to write a series of articles on the topic (BlueNotes), and- if it's something...
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    In the heat (and this past week in Dallas has...

    In the heat (and this past week in Dallas has certainly been hot- wore the blue ones outside in 109F weather on Saturday) they work very well. My experience has been the latest generation of...
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    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee) - AR penetration...

    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee)
    - AR penetration in the US is 40% (Canada is higher- I don't have the specific number for that market, but it's definitely not 80%).
    - I've been wearing two pair of...
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    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee) Hello, You can...

    (Disclaimer- Essilor Employee)
    Hello,

    You can order Crizal products on tinted lenses (front and back), but there are some limitations.

    Any Crizal product (e.g., Crizal Avance UV) except Crizal...
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    I believe the total transmittance lost due to...

    I believe the total transmittance lost due to reflections in a 1.50 lens is around 8% (around 4% per side).

    As for studies, they already exist (conducted both by Essilor and others). ...
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    (Understanding I was a big fan of the X Files...)...

    (Understanding I was a big fan of the X Files...) I like to keep an open mind about non-traditional courses of treatment. A certain level of skepticism is warranted (and I'll grant a number of the...
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