Marchon 3D and Younger Optics Announce Prescription 3D Lens Collaboration
03/17/2011 0 Comments
MELVILLE, N.Y.––Marchon3D has announced its joint collaboration with Younger Optics to develop and offer prescription 3D lenses.
“For the past year, Marchon3D and Younger Optics have been engaged in technical collaboration to make prescription 3D eyewear a reality for consumers,” said David Johnson, president of Marchon3D. “3D enthusiasts and prescription wearers will soon be able to enjoy the 3D viewing experience without the need to wear bulky frames that fit over existing eyewear.”
Complementing Marchon3D’s patented M3D lens technology, Younger Optics will utilize proprietary technology to manufacture semi-finished prescription circular polarized 3D lens blanks. Using digital lens processing, the prescription 3D lens can be created for both single vision and progressive lens wearers.
”Younger Optics and Marchon3D will leverage our combined optical expertise to produce innovative, prescription 3D lenses that provide superior visual performance and an enhanced 3D experience,” added David Rips, president and CEO of Younger Optics. “In addition to distribution of this product through Marchon3D, Younger Optics will also make these lens blanks available to other interested customers.”
Marchon3D anticipates that consumers will be able to order prescription 3D lenses through their eyecare professional as early as the fourth quarter of 2011. Additional information including pricing and availability of the prescription 3D lenses will be announced in the coming months, the companies said.
Marchon3D was awarded U.S. patent 7,854,506 for its curved M3D lenses in December 2010 and has other pending applications in the United States and other countries worldwide relating to different aspects of the M3D lenses.
Younger Optics is a world leader in prescription polarized lenses with its NuPolar brand.