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Why did Younger develop a lens specifically for driving?

• As with all its offerings, Younger wanted to create a product that would meet a specific visual need that isn’t being met in today’s market.
• Although driving is an integral part of our daily lives, it is one of the most challenging and difficult activities a person can engage in – and we need all the visual help we can get.
• Drivewear lenses offer the consumer far more than just polarized photochromic eyewear – they are the beginning of a whole new lens category.

Who should wear Drivewear lenses?

• Worldwide, there are nearly 1 billion drivers and the number is growing every year.
• Nearly everyone of driving age that walks into an optical shop is an ideal candidate and can benefit from the improved vision delivered by Drivewear lenses.

What is the availability of Drivewear?

● Drivewear lenses are now available in polycarbonate single vision and Image® progressive; and hard resin single vision, IMAGE® progressive, Flat Top 28 and Finished planos (available through your Wholesale Lab). More in Drivewearlens availability.

Will all labs have the product or is there a list of ones that have it in stock?

• Drivewear is available to all Wholesale Laboratories; ask your lab about Drivewear.

How was Drivewear developed?

• Younger Optics continues its role as the Optical Innovator with this breakthrough research. Younger looked to Transitions Optical for the latest photochromic developments to enhance the lens performance. • Drivewear lenses combine two of the most advanced technologies in the eyeglass industry today – Transitions® Photochromic Technology and NuPolar® polarization.
• Multiple patents have been filed on this invention.

Is a progressive available in Drivewear?

• Yes, the IMAGE® progressive became available in Drivewear in January 07.

Can I mirror coat Drivewear lenses?

• Mirror coatings are not recommended since mirrors reflect the visible light and will not allow visible light photochromic activation.

Can I tint Drivewear lenses?

• Tinting is not recommended as the product darkens considerably outside. Additional tint could reduce outdoor transmission to possibly dangerous levels.

Can I add anti-reflective coatings to Drivewear lenses?

• Yes, Drivewear is compatible with most AR coatings.

Is POS available, and how can it be ordered?

• Materials can also be ordered from your wholesale laboratory or directly from Younger Optics. Contact Robert Lee at rlee@youngeroptics.com

How do Drivewear lenses work?

• Drivewear is the first polarized photochromic lens to darken behind the windshield of a car.
• Drivewear® Transitions® SOLFX™ lenses feature unique photochromic dyes which respond to visible light in addition to UV light.
  • This allows Drivewear lenses to change color based on current driving conditions in order to enhance the driver’s vision.
  • Wearers will have the security of knowing that Drivewear® Transitions® SOLFX™ lenses block 100% of UVA and UVB rays.
• In virtually every daylight driving situation, Drivewear lenses provide optimal visual comfort and safety.
  • In low light, the lenses are a green/yellow color which provides high contrast.
    • Color is designed to minimize glare and maximize useful light information.
  • In daylight (behind the windshield of a car) they change to a copper color, which reduces glare and excess visual light.
    • Provides good traffic signal recognition, highlighting reds and greens.
  • In outdoor light, they become a dark reddish-brown color, providing maximum comfort in high light conditions by filtering excess light.
• Drivewear lenses also utilize NuPolar, the world’s leading polarized Rx technology, to provide protection from blinding glare.

Can Drivewear be used for night driving?

• Drivewear lenses are optimized for sunlight response. They should not be used for night driving. Many Vision & Highway Safety experts believe that NO tint should ever be used at night.

 


Driving task
Learn more about what actually influences our senses during driving.
Explore Drivewear
Learn more about the behavior of the Drivewear lens and its benefits.
Genesis of Drivewear
The story of lens evolution from ancient times to the present.
 
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