The maker of eyewear that allows people with color blindness to see more hues has a new line of products that address low vision and age-related eye conditions.
EnChroma will premier its Lx Series at the Opti Munich 2020 International Trade Show for Optics and Design that starts later this week.
Age-related visual impairments such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration are expected to grow rapidly as a result of aging demographic shifts worldwide. Building on over 10 years of lens expertise from EnChroma’s acclaimed eyewear for color blindness, the EnChroma Lx Series is uniquely designed to support functional vision for people with vision impairments by reducing the disabling effects of glare, improving contrast and enhancing color vision over multiple lighting conditions.
The Lx Series Trial Kit includes four lenses: a Category 1 lens (80% transmission) for low-light and night-time use, Category 2 and 3 lenses (12% and 36% transmission respectively) for combined glare reduction and color vision enhancement, and an ultra-dark Category 4 lens (3% transmission) for extreme glare management.
“Until now, the low vision options available to patients have been limited,” said Mark Mattison-Shupnick, master optician and vice president of business development for EnChroma. “EnChroma’s new offering for low vision features a unique spectral filter that reduces the intensity of white light while transmitting colors up to two times brighter than an average lens. A patient using the new lens will experience superior glare reduction and comfort, as well as enhanced color and contrast, which can aid mobility and safety.”
Patients with conditions such as cataracts, corneal damage, optic neuropathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma and other visual disorders associated with glare sensitivity and reduced color vision may benefit from the new lens.
The lenses are available in non-prescription and prescription forms including single vision, progressive and blended bifocal designs.