Search

CET and skills guides

Study and gain CET points through OT’s online CET exams, and access archived CET, CPD articles and skills guides in our education library

Find out more

Science and vision

News and features about the latest scientific developments and advances in optometry, ophthalmology and eye medicine

Find out more

Professional support

News and features about the latest developments relating to professional support from across optics. This includes updates from optical organisations such as the AOP and the GOC

Find out more

Jobs

Explore the latest UK and global jobs in the optical sector for optometrists, dispensing opticians and more

Find out more

Essilor Eyezen Start targets visual fatigue

The lens company spoke to OT  at 100% Optical

Man on tablet device

Essilor’s Eyezen Start lens uses Dualoptim technology to correct distance and close targets for pre-presbyopic patients who suffer from visual fatigue at the end of the day.

Speaking to OT at 100% Optical, Essilor’s professional relations manager, Dr Andy Hepworth, explained: “Screens are becoming ever more used, so our research and development team set up different research units to discover exactly what increased screen use means.”

Dr Hepworth explains the benefits of Eyezen Start

He said the research units discovered that people using a screen are holding devices at a distance of 32cm on average, which is closer than a traditional hard copy target.

“They are looking through a lower portion of the spectacle lens and they’re holding that smartphone closer. The spectacle lens isn’t dealing with the instant angle. That’s what Eyezen Start compensates for,” he added.