Shamir has expanded its lens technology range with the introduction of Metaform, which draws on materials used in the auto, aviation, and space industries to manufacture lenses up to 18x stronger than the FDA standard requirements and up to 40% thinner and lighter than standard minus lenses. Additionally, this new lens technology has been designed to minimise environmental impact.
Defined by its industry leading technology, Shamir’s award-winning range covers every visual need, from single vision and progressive lenses, to UV and blue light protection, tints, mirrors, and everything in between.
This technology results in a new lens that is up to 18 times stronger than the FDA standard requirements and up to 40% thinner and lighter than standard minus lenses
The Secrets Behind Metaform
Metaform is a nano-structure lens manufacturing technology that offers a new breed of super-powered lenses with all the optical features and coating built in.
The lens material is manufactured by rapidly fusing a Preform™ overlay, which contains a super resistant optical film often used in the auto, aviation, and space industries due to its impact resistance.
This technology results in a new lens that is up to 18 times stronger than the FDA standard requirements and up to 40% thinner and lighter than standard minus lenses.
As a consequence, Metaform overcomes the common need in optics to trade safety for aesthetics, and fast service for high quality.
Additionally, the Metaform production process is up to 80% more energy efficient than many of the alternatives, using minimal water, chemical and energy consumption, leaving the smallest possible ecological footprint to minimise its impact on the environment.
Yagen Moshe, CEO of Shamir Optical Industry, says his company is “proud to bring to the world the next technological revolution in the world of optics, breaking the boundaries of what’s possible in lens production.”
He added, “The Metaform technology takes our performance even further than before, using special materials and algorithms, ensuring rapid production, uniform quality from lens to lens and clearer vision”.
Metaform will soon be available in a range of indexes and materials from Shamir Australia, with a release date to be announced within coming weeks.
Contact: Shamir Account Manager (AUS) 1300 553 465