Vision-Ease Lens

RAMSEY, Minn. (Oct. 27, 2010) –Vision-Ease Lens (VEL) today announced the availability of a new Thindex™ 1.70 Spherical SFSV lens beginning Oct. 28.  The new offering provides a premium, high-index solution for those with direct surfacing capability.

The new spherical SFSV lenses are available in base curves ranging from 0.50 – 8.50 and prescription ranges from -16.00 to +8.00. The lenses combine thin, lightweight comfort with industry-leading optics, and join existing Thindex options of A SFSV, A FSV SuperHydro AR and a Novella Short Corridor progressive.

Introduced in late 2009 by VEL, Thindex 1.70 lenses are thinner and lighter than 1.67 lenses and rival 1.74 high index lenses for greater comfort in mid to stronger prescriptions. They also feature a higher ABBE value than 1.67 and 1.74, resulting in less chromatic aberration. SuperHydro anti-reflective coating on the FSV offering allows lenses to transmit maximum light for sharper night vision and reduced glare, while offering effective liquid repellence, high abrasion resistance and anti-static properties. An oleophobic coating resists smudges and oil, making lenses easy to clean.

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About Vision-Ease Lens

Headquartered in Ramsey, Minn., Vision-Ease Lens is a manufacturer of quality ophthalmic lenses including LifeRxÒ light-responsive lenses, Coppertone polarized lenses, SunRxÒ polarized lenses, and IlluminaÒ progressive line-free lenses. Vision-Ease Lens products are sold through independent opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists, as well as many retail chains and dispensing markets across the country. For more information about Vision-Ease Lens and its products, visit