RODENSTOCK: new high-tech enhancement, Solitaire® LayR
Rodenstock announces the release of their new innovative high-tech enhancement Solitaire® LayR, improving Rodenstock’s biometric lenses with the brand new LayR technology to offer the wearer “a significantly clearer view”.
The technology has been developed by Rodenstock, looking at the coatings separately – layer by layer – as an extension of biometric lenses with multifunctional layers to provide the best possible vision. Each of the LayR technology layers is specifically designed to overcome various impairments on the path to clearer vision, be they scratches on the lens, dust, dirt or fingerprints on the lens surface, and harmful UV as well as potentially harmful blue light.
Advanced anti-reflective coatings, UV protection and scratch resistance
The advanced anti-reflective layers of LayR technology reduce visible reflections by 50% and allow more light to reach the sharp visual center at the back of the eye. To achieve this, LayR technology eliminates the use of the widely used green reflection color, to which the eye is much more sensitive, and instead uses a blue subtle reflection color. The new subtle reflection colour is perceived less strongly by the human eye and increases clearer vision.
Because the sun’s ultraviolet radiation can cause cataracts and retinal damage such as macular degeneration, proper eye protection is important. The multifunctional lenses with LayR technology have a layer with integrated UV protection that protects the eye from harmful UV rays from the front and also from reflected UV light from the back of the lens.
Scratches on the lens can be extremely distracting for spectacle wearers and cause additional strain on the eyes. To increase lens durability and ensure the best visual experience, LayR technology features a revolutionary hard coating. This protects the front and back of the lens to ensure distraction-free, clear vision.
LayR technology also offers an optional blue light reducing layer, thanks to which significantly less potentially harmful blue light hits the eyes. An antistatic coating gives the lens repellent properties that ensure that dust does not collect on the surface and impair vision. In addition, the antistatic layer also prevents the lenses from becoming statically charged during cleaning, thereby attracting dirt particles and lint.
An additional benefit: X-tra Clean
To provide clear vision for longer, LayR technology incorporates the industry-leading X-tra Clean finish. By providing an exceptionally smooth surface, X-tra Clean prevents water, grease and dirt from accumulating on the surface while allowing for quick and easy lens cleaning without streaks or residue when needed. In fact, in a study conducted by an independent institute, 93% of spectacle wearers said that lenses with X-tra Clean finish are easier to clean than their current lenses and that fingerprints can be wiped off without streaks.