Ophthalmic lens technology leader, HOYA Vision Care, announced today the U.S. launch of Array 2. The original Array design employed HOYA Free-Form Backside Surfacing Technology on any single vision lens, in any material and could be optimized for individual prescription for greatest performance of the lens design. The second generation, Array 2, builds on its flexible backside platform and now incorporates Binocular Harmonization TechnologyTM (BHT).
“It is always our goal to offer independent practices the opportunity to differentiate themselves with science, innovation and technology in our increasingly competitive market. The original Array ensured practices had the widest selection of materials available. Now with Array 2, they can take that flexibility and truly differentiate themselves with Binocular Harmonization Technology,” said Nick LaManna, Global Lens Product Manager for HOYA Vision Care, North America. He continued, “We know that more than 7 in 10 people have a difference in prescription from their left to right eye which has an impact on adaptation and overall comfort – BHT solves these problems.”
There are three key things to know about the Array 2 design. First, Array 2 offers the broadest range of availability in lens materials, treatments and coatings making it suitable for everyday as well as second pair design. Array 2 is a versatile design that is great for younger presbyopes as well as those needing more than their previous lenses offered.
Second, is HOYA’s implementation of patented Binocular Harmonization TechnologyTM (BHT). How BHT works is the right and left prescription are treated as individual components to define the required binocular lens design and then the necessary corridor length and progressive power distribution are calculated. Patented algorithms and free form processing technology are implemented to achieve the finished product. The patient benefit is most pronounced for those with anisometropia, a difference in prescription between the right and left eye, which affects 73% of the population*. The Array 2 lens design with BHT ensures that both eyes receive equal accommodative support, according to the needs of each eye to achieve optimal binocularity which will minimize non-adapts.
And third is Array 2 will be available in many of the most popular vision plans at a favorable reimbursement rate for eye care providers.
*Source: Hoya data: European Progressive lens 2007-2013
Founded in 1941 in Tokyo, Japan, Hoya is a global technology and med-tech company, and a leading supplier of innovative high-tech and medical products. Hoya is active in the fields of healthcare and information technology, providing eyeglasses, medical endoscopes, intraocular lenses, optical lenses, as well as key components for semiconductor devices, LCD panels and HDDs. With over 150 offices and subsidiaries worldwide, Hoya currently employs a multinational workforce of 37,000 people. For more information, please visit www.hoya.com.
About HOYA Vision Care
For over 60 years, Hoya Vision Care has been a global leader in the eyeglass lens business. With a presence in over 50 countries, Hoya Vision Care has a proven expertise in lens designs and freeform surfacing technology combined with a leading position in high performance, quality AR coating. Hoya Vision Care’s solid market portfolio includes VISION EASE, SEIKO and PENTAX optical lenses, as well as innovative products such as Yuniku, the world’s first vision-centric, 3D tailored eyewear. The company employs over 16,000 employees worldwide with mass production facilities in Asia & Europe and over 40
local Rx laboratories globally. For more information, please visit www.hoyavision.com.