ZEISS DuraVision BlueProtect UV
The blue light lens coating from ZEISS.
DuraVision® BlueProtect UV is a blue light lens coating specifically developed for patients who spend a lot of their time indoors and are exposed to blue-violet light from LEDs as well as TV, computer or tablet screens. ZEISS' blue light coatings for eyeglass lenses block specific wavelengths of light, and can help to relieve the eyestrain perceived by the patients which is typically associated with blue light exposure.
Why is blue-violet light relevant to your patient?
of the people who spend three hours or more a day at a computer are affected by computer vision syndrome.1
people were active internet users as of April 2020, encompassing 59% of the global population.2
of U.S. adults sometimes use a digital device while watching TV – one screen is not enough.3
What is blue light and how can blue light lens coatings help your patients?
Natural light, i.e., sunlight, contains many types of colored light. One of the shades of light in the visible spectrum is blue light. It accounts for about one third of high-energy visible light (HEV). Blue light ranges from 390 to 500 nm on the visible light spectrum, which penetrates the eyes easily, passing through the cornea and lens to the retina. Blue light filter solutions such as blue light lens coatings for eyeglasses are a suitable solution to this problem. By wearing appropriate lenses with a blue light coating, a reduced amount of blue-violet light can enter the eye. Scientific evidence has indicated there are benefits to blue light exposure, however potential associated risks have also been mentioned (referred to as the dualism of blue light).
A closer look: the positive and negative sides of blue light
The range between 390 and 440 nm of the light spectrum is considered to be the potentially harmful part of the UV & HEV spectrum. It is everywhere, although its intensity varies greatly. While a typical LCD computer monitor produces a brightness of 250 cd/m2, a clear blue sky at midday is 32 times as bright. Direct sunlight can be thousands of times as bright.
Blue light lens coatings and more: ZEISS blue violet light solutions.
ZEISS offers a comprehensive blue-violet light blocking portfolio that meets different patient requirements for indoor and outdoor activities. The range of products filters different amounts of blue-violet light depending on the activity.
- DuraVision® BlueProtect by ZEISS, a blue light blocking coating for lenses which partially filters blue-violet light; ideal for indoor activities.
- PhotoFusion by ZEISS is a self-tinting lens that blocks different intensities of blue-violet light, and also offers sunglass-level UV protection.
- ZEISS BlueGuard® : The latest in blue light blocking technology, where the blue light filtering properties are incorporated within the lens structure.
ZEISS DuraVision® BlueProtect UV
ZEISS DuraVision® BlueProtect UV is a unique, high-performance blue light lens coating that offers your patients:
- An increased reflectance in the blue-violet spectrum of light.
- Selective attenuation of the blue-violet light passing through the lens.
- A reduced amount of blue-violet light entering the eye.
DuraVision® BlueProtect UV coating has a blue light filter which attenuates blue light in the range from 390 to 440 nm. It still lets the “healthy” blue light through that our bodies need, thereby providing greater visual comfort.
In addition to blocking blue-violet light, ZEISS DuraVision BlueProtect UV comes with all the premium features of ZEISS coatings, including:
- A superior hard coat.
- Easy-to-clean lenses to provide better vision.
- DuraVision Platinum UV on the backside of the lens.
Anti-reflective vs. blue light coatings: What is the difference?
Both anti-reflective and blue filter coatings are applied to the surface of the lenses and have the advantage of minimizing glare. However, blue light lens coatings offer additional protection against blue light. AR coatings do not block blue light.
According to the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, https://www.downtowneyes.com/blog/eye-care/preventing-computer-vision-syndrome/
According to Nielsen’s latest Total Audience Report, https://www.statista.com/chart/16738/second-screen-usage-while-watching-tv/