VSP Optics Group Launches TechShield Anti-Reflective Coatings

New portfolio to simplify AR for eye care professionals and patients

TechShield AR

Rancho Cordova, Calif. — In keeping with its commitment to provide eye care professionals with the latest technology, VSP Optics Group unveiled TechShield Anti-Reflective (AR) Coatings today. This new family of lens enhancements utilizes advanced technology to make AR easier to understand, dispense, and rely upon. 

“It is our top priority to utilize the latest technology to provide independent eye care professionals with high-quality products that are simple to dispense and easy to wear,” said Randy Dannewitz, Sr. Vice President of Strategic Development for VSP Optics Group.

The entire TechShield portfolio is grounded in simplicity, featuring a streamlined lineup of four core products, simple language, straightforward benefits, and near-limitless lens compatibility.  And the portfolio’s simplicity does not come at a cost to performance. In addition to providing exceptional visual performance and cosmetic appearance, TechShield outperformed the industry-leading AR coating in independent testing for scratch resistance, while receiving “excellent” grades for glare and reflection reduction, cleanability, oil and water resistance, and UV protection.*

“With feedback from VSP network doctors, TechShield AR was designed to provide ECPs an alternative to overwhelming portfolios, confusing terminology, and compatibility limitations,” Dannewitz said. “It’s an attractive, easy-to-understand, easy-to-dispense offering that allows eye care professionals to spend less time worrying about the nuances of coatings and more time helping their patients see and look their best.”

TechShield AR is available to order today and will be available on all lens designs and materials, unless otherwise specified by the manufacturer. Visit TechShieldAR.com to view the full portfolio, product specs, availability, and benefits.

* ISO standard Bayer rating tests were conducted by an independent analytical laboratory in order to compare TechShield AR to the industry leading anti-reflective coating.  Coating properties/attributes such as scratch-resistance, cleanability, adhesion, and durability were analyzed.  TechShield AR received overall superior scores to the leading anti-reflective coating.


About VSP Global

As a doctor-governed company, VSP Global® exists to create value for members and opportunities for VSP network doctors. VSP Global’s complementary businesses include VSP® Vision Care, the only national not-for-profit vision benefits company, which provides access to eye care for its 85 million members through a network of 38,000 member eye doctors; Marchon® Eyewear, Inc., one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and distributors of high quality eyewear and sunwear; VSP Optics Group, industry leaders in ophthalmic technology and lab services,  providing custom lens solutions for the vision and lifestyle needs of patients; Eyefinity®, the eye care industry’s largest electronic health records and practice management software company, and VSP Omni-Channel Solutions, which creates connected consumer experiences designed to strengthen the relationship between VSP members and their eye doctors. To date, VSP network doctors have provided eye exams and eyewear at no-cost to over a million people in need through a partnership with VSP Global’s Eyes of Hope®.




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