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Xperio UV – The Best in Polarized Lens Technology

This post is sponsored by Essilor of America, Inc.
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Find out why a polarized lens is so important for maintaining clear vision, while protecting your eyes from harmful effects of ultraviolet light.

Xperio UV – The Best in Polarized Lens Technology
This is a sponsored post by Essilor of America, a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists!

If you ask an eyecare professional about sunglasses, they most likely will tell you they only wear polarized lenses.

Do all of your patients wear polarized sunglasses? Are they aware of how much better the vision is with polarized lenses?
Xperio UV™ allows one to view the world with sharp outdoor color perception and glare elimination. Xperio UV lenses provide maximum UV protection to your patients, are scratch resistant and easy to clean.
All of these features are important for patients with active lifestyles!

How do Xperio UV™ lenses work?

Xperio UV™ lenses have 6 layers for providing excellent vision and protection from the sun.
Water-repellent layer: repels oil, smudges, and waterScratch resistant layerPolarized filmUV protectionAnti-particulate layer: repels dust and dirtScratch-resistant booster layer: provides additional scratch resistance

How do Xperio UV™ lenses protect against damage from the sun?

These lenses protect your eyes from UV due to a special UV protection layer that provides the maximum UV protection and keeps the eyes safe from harmful effects of UV.
The harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) light on the eyes have been studied and identified for a very long time. There is concrete evidence that demonstrates and highlights the harmful effects of UV light on the eyes.
It is known that UV exposure can exacerbate and lead to the development of cataract formation and anterior segment pathology such as photokeratitis (1,2).
Interestingly enough, 40% of all UV exposure occurs when one is not in direct sunlight (

What makes Essilor's Xperio lenses superior to other polarized lenses?

Polarized lenses can enhance vision during many activities and sports. For those activities, durable lenses are essential!
Xperio lenses provide protection on both surfaces of the lens. The lenses have an extra layer of scratch resistance on both sides that provide increased durability and longevity of lenses. The lenses also have an anti-particulate layer to repeal dust and dirt. This keeps your lenses clean and clear which is extremely important!

Who can benefit from these lenses?

  • Snow-skiers, boaters, fishermen, golfers
  • Truck drivers
  • Those who ride motorcycles
  • Children, teenagers, college students
  • Commuters
  • Athletes
Essentially, everyone can benefit from this lens technology as everyone can benefit from UV protection.
It is imperative to start protecting the eyes early on in life as the harmful effects of UV exposure are cumulative and happen over time. Children and teens are in the age demographic that is most susceptible to UV penetration, so these patients can benefit even more from an ocular health standpoint.

What are the benefits of Xperio UV polarized lenses over tinted lenses?

  1. Sharp outdoor color perception
  2. Glare Elimination
  3. Clarity of Vision
  4. Reduced eye strain
  5. Maximum UV protection
As eyecare professionals, we are committed to providing the most crisp vision while emphasizing and maintaining a healthy eyes for our patients.
Xperio UV™ lenses combine the best in technology to meet the demands for our active patients.


(1) Roberts, J. E. “Ultraviolet Radiation as a Risk Factor for Cataract and Macular Degeneration.” PubMed. Eye Contact Lens, July 2011. Web. 7 Aug. 2014. <>.
(2) Taylor HR, West S, Muñoz B, et al. The long-term effects of visible light on the eye. Arch Ophthalmology. 1992 Jan;110(1):99-104.
Courtney Dryer, OD
About Courtney Dryer, OD

Courtney Dryer is a 2011 graduate of SCO. She opened 4 Eyes Optometry in her hometown of Charlotte, NC in February of 2013. After 5 years, the practice name was changed to Autarchic Spec Shop to renew the practice's commitment to independent optometry. In addition to consulting with new graduate optometrists on start-up practices, she contributes regularly to New Grad Optometry and has guest blogged for Invision Magazine. The unique design of her boutique practice was featured in Women in Optometry. In 2015, Vision Monday named her a Rising Star, and one of the most influential women in optical.

Courtney Dryer, OD
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