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2020.09.29

New record for Essilor’s Special Lenses Lab!

It all began in September 2016, when the SL Lab created its first prism for Mr. Ptáček, who needed a particularly high prismatic correction following a serious eye injury. In 2020, he asked his optician to replace both his eyeglasses and his prescription sunglasses with a single pair including an augmented prismatic correction. SL Lab rose to the challenge, creating Exceptio Stylis Transitions lenses with a 36 D prism for him.

Watch the video below to hear from Mr. Ptáček himself as well as Nina Šlaisová, optometrist at Dienst Optik and Monika Spálavská, Essilor-Optika in the Czech Republic:

To meet Mr. Ptáček’s very specific need, the Special Lenses customer service team and production teams, together with specialists of the Group’s R&D and Instruments Division, explored the possibilities to create adapted lenses whilst taking into consideration the strength of the lens required and the tools available. With innovation as their watchword, they opted to use a Stylis Transitions lens for polymerization to obtain a 36 diopter prism – the very first time this had been done!

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