Best in Class Clarity and Durability with NEW Crizal®
Sapphire™ HR No-Glare Lenses

This post is sponsored by Essilor of America, Inc.
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Crizal® SapphireHR lenses address the main concerns of wearers through enhanced protection from glare, scratching and UV light.

Reduce Glare and Maximize Clarity with NEW Crizal®                 Sapphire™ HR No-Glare Lenses
As an eyecare professional, you know that finding the right lenses for your patients goes far beyond writing the script. Not only are you safeguarding their vision—you are enhancing how they see and participate in the world. For those with glasses, glare has always been an issue, especially when driving, using screens, and when outside near water, ice, or snow. In fact, 80% of wearers experience reflections whether indoors or outdoors.1
New Crizal Sapphire HR lenses are the best overall anti-reflective coating.2 Combining the best of all Crizal No-Glare technologies, Crizal Sapphire HR lenses are designed with three key benefits in mind: clarity, durability and protection. They provide a solution to glare with a propriety coating that shields against reflections, scratching, smudging and UV light for long-lasting transparency and protection.

What’s the problem with glare?

​As patients spend increasingly more time behind screens, glare can hinder their vision during working hours as light glints off computers and handheld devices. Additionally, it can cause patients to have lower contrast vision than they would without glare and reduce the sharpness of their vision.
But glare doesn’t just occur from screens. Whether it’s a distracting glare from light bouncing off a smooth surface, a more disabling, veiling glare from light scatters that can reduce contrast and raise the differential light threshold, or a blinding glare from water, ice, or snow, Crizal Sapphire HR lenses will help reduce glare so that your patients experience clear, sharp vision, while also protecting against UV light, and repelling water, smudges, and dust.
Despite being 50 times thinner than a strand of hair, the nanoscopic layers of technology in Crizal Sapphire HR  lenses offer durable protection from glare, smudges, scratches, and UV light, while remaining invisible to your patients.
The aesthetic transparency of Crizal Sapphire HR lenses is due in part to Multi-Angular Technology™ which is designed to reduce reflections from both the front and back of the lens, regardless of the light’s incidence angle. In addition to reducing glare, this technology also helps deliver better aesthetics and enhanced UV protection.
Crizal Sapphire HR lenses also feature the Crizal Anti-Particulate Layer which actively repels dust and dirt at the molecular level, helping to keep lenses cleaner for longer. Additionally, a High Surface Density™ Super Hydrophobic Topcoat improves smudge resistance and makes the lenses easier to clean. Given that on average, wearers wipe their lenses 20,000 times5 before renewing them, reducing the need to clean lenses helps to reduce wear and tear on the lenses to extend their performance.
High-Resistance Technology provides three times more scratch resistance than its predecessors6 using a combination of four specific oxides known for their protection against dust, scratches, and temperature.

Does Crizal Sapphire HR protect against UV light?

Crizal Sapphire HR lenses carry The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation for their safe and effective protection against UV radiation. The Seal of Recommendation, a symbol recognized and trusted worldwide, is overseen by renowned dermatologists and granted to products that meet the Foundation’s stringent criteria for safe and effective sun protection.

Benefits of the Crizal portfolio of products

Crizal is the number-one performing anti-reflective brand according to eyecare professionals.4 All Crizal No-Glare coatings are available on a variety of lens designs and materials and are covered by major managed vision care plans. To give your patients added peace of mind, Crizal No-Glare lenses are backed by a two-year warranty. Just as all your patients have individual needs, there is a Crizal No-Glare coating for every wearer, need, and lifestyle. In addition to Crizal Sapphire HR, the Crizal portfolio includes the following products:
  • Crizal® Prevencia®
  • Crizal® RockTM
  • Crizal® EasyPro
  • Crizal® Easy®
  • Crizal® Kids UVTM
  • Crizal® Prevencia Kids

Explore the benefits of the Crizal portfolio for your patients.

1. GfK - online consumer quantitative research 2016 - declarative results - USA, Spain, India, n=2406 wearers from 25-65yo.
2. Within the US market, based on the results in several studies in areas of anti-reflective efficiency (Internal Essilor® R&D measurement - 2020 - compared to Crizal® Sapphire™ 360), ease of cleaning, smudge and scratch resistance (Internal Essilor® R&D 2020 and External testing 2020 at NSL Analytical Services, Inc. funded by Essilor® - compared to Crizal® Rock™), and UV protection (Internal Essilor® R&D 2020)
3. Based on R&D measurements: Criteria calculations are based on the studied products only..(1)UV Protection based on E-SPF (Ruv + Tuv) – scale from 0 to 50 (2)Scratch Resistance based on Sand Resistance Test value – scale from >3,5 to 0. (3)Easiness-to-clean based on sliding angle - scale from >22° to 0°. (4)AR Efficiency based on Rv –scale from >1,2 to <=0,3 - (5)Antistatic property yes/no
4. Survey conducted in 2020 by an independent third party, sponsored by Essilor. 383 Independent Eyecare Professionals were surveyed.
5. Essilor Estimations - France, USA, India - based on the following: average number of times cleaned/week, number of times wiped, «wipe» corresponding to a one-way cleaning motion, and spectacle replacement rate.
6. Internal Sand Resistance test 2019 - compared to all previous generations of Crizal coatings.
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