Improving the Benefits of AR
A new anti-reflective lens actually
repels dirt, smudges and dust.
GAYLE KARANGES, O.D.
Aliz� with Clear Guard features an anti-particulate
a rule in our practice, the customer always comes first. Because of this golden
rule, we try to dispense only glasses that provide the clearest vision possible.
Thus we dispense anti-reflective (AR) coating on more than 70% of the lenses in
our office. Providing premium AR lenses helps patients see more sharply, look
better in their glasses (since lenses almost seem to disappear) and drive more
confidently at night. As you probably know, once you have AR, you never go back.
In the two years since we have been dispensing Crizal Aliz� brand AR lenses, by
Essilor, we have not had one patient complain.
why I was so interested in Crizal Aliz� with Clear Guard, the company's newest
generation of AR lens. We had come to expect an excellent product in terms of
scratch resistance and cleanability, so I was skeptical of what advancement the
new version could hold. But it did not disappoint.
Stays cleaner longer
This new product has an
anti-particulate layer actually fused into the AR coating. This feature repels
smudges, dust, dirt and fingerprints. In fact, even if you clean these lenses
with a tissue, no residue is left behind. I had so many patients who loved AR
when it came out, but found it difficult to keep clean. The big advantage to
these lenses is that they stay cleaner longer than previous versions.
anti-particulate effect of the lenses not only repels dirt and smudges, but also
makes them easier to clean. These lenses have an even higher contact angle
(113�) than previous generations. Of course, the higher the contact angle, the
slicker the surface, making lenses easier to clean. Less cleaning means less
likelihood of scratching.
Meeting patient needs
Aliz� with Clear Guard
Performance Measures for Crizal Aliz� with Clear
Back side scratch
Front side scratch
With its scratch resistance, cleanability, and
now anti-particulate abilities, these lenses are the answer to my patients' AR needs.
It fact, we now recommend them to every patient of all ages, including children.
My 11-year-old daughter, Kelsey, has Crizal Alizé with Clear Guard in all of
her eye glasses. She loves that she doesn't have to clean them as frequently. These
lenses have remained in great condition for more than a year. Now that lenses stay
cleaner longer, I have everything my patients need from an AR lens for the clearest
vision possible for the long term.
DR. KARANGES IS
IN PRIVATE PRACTICE IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS. CONTACT
HER AT (817) 860-9050.
Optometric Management, Issue: March 2006