THE LENS WITH BUILD-IN PROTECTION
In a world that increasingly surrounds us in artificial light, it is a given that our eyes need protection from the damaging effects of HEV (High Energy Visible), or what is commonly known as blue light. Now, every lens you order can have built-in protection with proven effectiveness, in a clear lens offering today's best protection of visual health.
SHAMIR BLUE ZERO
Shamir has developed a lens material with built-in protection from the potential harm of artificial light, which is increasingly present in everyday life from TV and computer screens, smartphones, tablets, and more. Based on a unique polymer formula, Shamir Blue Zero absorbs HEV, or blue light, while maintaining lens clarity*. Shamir Blue Zero is today's best way to protect your patients' visual, and even general health.
*The lens may appear to have a slight yellowish tint.
ARTIFICIAL LIGHT SOURCES
At best, extensive exposure to blue light leads to tired eyes, dry eye and eye strain, insufficient visual contrast, and headaches. At worst, it increases risk of macular degeneration and retinal disease. Children are particularly vulnerable since the lens of their eyes is more transparent, allowing in more blue light from TV screens, tablets and so on.
WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT – REDUCING
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER
Research on visual health shows an increase in the incidence of ophthalmic disease related to today's greatly increased exposure to artificial light, which is known to not only increase the risk of ocular disease, but is also related to general health problems. It can cause increased production of lipofuscin (aging markers and free radicals), and is an effective suppressor of melatonin. Decreased melatonin causes disruption of the natural sleep cycle and has been related to greater risk of a number of other conditions from cardio-metabolic problems to impaired immune system.
WHY IT'S YOUR BEST OPTION – PROTECTING
Shamir Blue Zero is a clear lens. It eliminates the unsightly and annoying blue residue apparent on other products attempting to block blue light. Its lens clarity ensures comfortable vision in all light conditions, while it maintains optimal visual acuity. By absorbing just the right percentage of blue light, it protects health without interfering with comfortable vision. It also provides UV protection by effectively absorbing harmful UVA and UVB rays. And finally, Shamir Blue Zero is suitable for everyone, recommended for children as well as adults, and for wearers of prescription or plano lenses.
While lens coatings such as Shamir's Glacier Blue Shield™ UV offer effective protection from blue light, not everyone chooses to include it with their lens order. Now, Shamir's new lens material with built-in protection means that everyone's visual health is automatically cared for!
FOR ULTIMATE COMPREHENSIVE PROTECTION
For even more comprehensive UV protection, we recommend adding Shamir Glacier Plus UV. This AR coating provides the eyes with UV protection from rear surface reflected light, as well as offering a number of extra benefits. Its improved anti-reflection feature minimizes distracting glare, while antistatic properties repel dust, and its hydro/oleo-phobic and water/oil resistant surface keeps lenses clean. Shamir Glacier Plus UV makes lenses stronger, more durable, and longer lasting, while enhancing visual acuity, comfort and style.