VSP® Optics Launches Anti-Bacterial Anti-Reflective Lens Coatings with ISO-Certified Technology

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RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., May 13, 2020 – VSP Optics announced today the launch of TechShield® Anti-Reflective Coatings with ISO-certified anti-bacterial technology. The enhancements break new ground in the optical industry as the first-ever anti-reflective coatings for ophthalmic lenses in the United States that include anti-bacterial technology certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).1 The coatings are patented and only available through private practice doctors in the VSP network.

“In these challenging times for eye care and health care, it’s vital for us to continue to lead the industry forward with best-in-class technology for VSP network doctors,” said Randy Dannewitz, senior vice president of strategic development for VSP Optics. “The development of TechShield Anti-Reflective Coatings with anti-bacterial technology demonstrates our ongoing commitment to deliver meaningful new products that are uniquely relevant to current market needs.”

On top of being anti-bacterial, the new line of TechShield Anti-Reflective Coatings offers exceptional visual performance and cosmetic appearance; improved scratch and smudge resistance; greater cleanability; defense against blue light and UV with TechShield Blue Anti-Bacterial (AB); and optional UV defense with TechShield Elite AB, TechShield Plus AB, and TechShield AB. Additionally, the coatings are available on all lens designs and materials, unless otherwise specified by the manufacturer.

The full portfolio of TechShield Anti-Reflective Coatings with anti-bacterial technology includes:

  • TechShield Elite Anti-Bacterial
  • TechShield Plus Anti-Bacterial
  • TechShield Anti-Bacterial
  • TechShield Blue Anti-Bacterial

The new line is now available to order via Eyefinity. For more information, please visit TechShieldAR.com.

1. ISO Anti-Bacterial Certification based on ISO 22196:2011 

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About VSP Global
VSP Global is a doctor-governed company that exists to create value for members and opportunities for VSP network doctors. Our industry-leading businesses include VSP® Vision Care, the only national not-for-profit vision benefits company, which provides access to eye care for nearly 90 million members through a network of over 40,000 doctors worldwide; Marchon® Eyewear Inc., one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and distributors of high-quality eyewear and sunwear; VSP Optics, industry leaders in ophthalmic technology and lab services, providing custom lens solutions for the vision and lifestyle needs of patients; Eyefinity®, the industry leader in practice management and electronic health record software; VSP Retail, which focuses on increasing access to eye care and eyewear through multiple channels, and VSP® Ventures, which offers care-focused, customized choices for doctors looking to transition their practice.

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