Press Release April 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2018 (Sarasota Florida, USA)
E-VISION™ ANNOUNCES THE WORLDS FIRST DEMONSTRATION DEVICE FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL ELECTRONIC CONTACT LENSES. A DEVICE THAT UTILIZES e-VISION PATENTED TECHNOLOGY THAT COULD SOON BE FOUND IN ELECTRONIC CONTACT LENSES AROUND THE WORLD.
Companies will be able to see how the Electronic Contact Lenses (ECL) now in development will work as the device electronically shifts focus on demand utilizing e-Vision Smart Optics patented technology available for licensing now.
E-Vision™ Smart Optics is proud to announce the successful completion of an electronic contact lens platform device to demonstrate the ability to electronically change diopters in real time to prospective licensing partners. “People are amazed as they see the lens in action, realizing how this technology can impact our industry by offering electronic diopter control. Our first in category electronically controlled features must be seen to believe”, Joel D. Zychick, President & CEO e-Vision. The Electronic Contact Lenses will offer impressive features including onboard power/control, remote setting and activation, dimensions that fit within current contact lens size requirements, and up to four diopters of control, or more, that can be switched in 50 milliseconds.
The Science behind the patented Electronic Contact Lenses
Sandwiched between three thin layers of polymer are two layers of liquid crystal, 8 microns thick. In the unpowered mode, the liquid crystal molecules are in their relaxed state and provide no optical power. When a small voltage is applied, the liquid crystal molecules begin to change their optical properties resulting in focus changes in the lens. The current device can be switched to one, two or three diopters of optical power but many other combinations can be designed into it, including higher and more distinct optical powers. The commercial product will have its base optical power molded into the polymer, while the liquid crystal changes the optical power as required. For example, if someone was near sighted, the contact lens would be molded to provide the user with best corrected distance vision, then be able to switch as needed to pre-programmed near focus, close intermediate focus, intermediate focus and distance. All power, electronics, optics and communication components will be inside of the contact lens. The power source will provide energy for a full day’s use and be recharged wirelessly when removed from the user’s eye overnight.
The Electronic Contact Lens unit was created to demonstrate how the final product will perform. A small camera allows the focus changes to be seen on a monitor, plus the lens can be removed from the camera and hand-held to look through and see with your own eyes the focus changes. “The device makes an impressive statement when you consider the scale required for the electronics and the increased performance Electronic Contact Lenses will provide”, Tony Van Heugten – Chief Technology Officer of e-Vision. Helbling, known around the world as a leader in electronic advancements in integrated technologies, is a valued partner behind this new technology.
The global contact lens market is anticipated to reach USD 17.72 billion by 2025, according to a report by Grand View Research, Inc. (Aug 2017). An extension of contact use from 1-5 years in the existing base of contact users, could increase the contact lens profits in the industry by billions.
E-Vision Smart Optics, Inc., headquartered and with laboratories in Sarasota Florida, develops technologies related to the eye care industry.
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Press Release Nov 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOV 2017 (Tokyo, Japan — Sarasota Florida, USA)
NEW LIQUID CRYSTAL LENS TECHNOLOGY EYEWEAR UTILIZING e-VISION PATENTED TECHNOLOGY TO LAUNCH SPRING 2018
Electronic Liquid Crystal Eyewear to Become a Reality in 2018 Mitsui Chemicals Inc., Tokyo Japan, with business interests in Japan, Europe, China, Southeast Asia and the USA, has announced the upcoming 2018 launch of eyeglasses that switch electronically between near and distance viewing utilizing e-Vision patented eyewear technology.
Utilizing “TouchFocus,” self activating touch sensor, in-frame battery and electronic control, this new product switches from near to distance in an instant. The rechargeable battery originally designed for about 10 hours of continuous use has proven to work up to two weeks as tested by internal employees. This battery combined with embedded electronic technology allows the user to control their eyewear through out the day.
“We are excited to see this new product move into launch, as this is another example of our patented technology providing advanced performance based on our science”, Joel D. Zychick, President & CEO e-Vision.
E-Vision Smart Optics, Inc., headquartered and with laboratories in Sarasota Florida, develops technologies related to the eye care industry. The Mitsui Chemicals, new “TouchFocus” glasses, targeting the presbyoptic market utilizes patents from the e-Vision portfolio of 375 patents issued and/or pending and the 150 patents owned by third parties, that e-Vision controls. E-Vision continues to be on the cutting edge of technology, another notable patent use is the current development of tunable optics e-Vision is developing for NASA.
Existing corrective lens market – Global market expected to grow from $7.4 billion in 2012 to $12.5 billion by 2020(1)
To find out more about this and other new technologies go to www.evisionoptics.com
(1) Grand View Research – Contact Lenses Market Analysis and Segment Forecasts to 2020
Press Release Feb 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOV 2017 (Galveston, TX— Sarasota Florida, USA)
E-Vision Presents Scientific Poster at Annual Meeting for NASA- and NSBRI-Funded Investigators
Anthony Van Heugten, James Allen and Harry Milton today presented a scientific poster at the 2016 NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop, the annual meeting for NASA- and NSBRI-funded investigators. The poster describes the development program for e-Vision’s Electronic Focusing Eyeglasses to address loss of vision in astronauts during long-term exposure to microgravity on space flights.
Applying E-vision’s platform technology, Smart Focus Optics™, these Electronic Focusing Eyeglasses will feature an almost infinite number of prescription settings. The wearer will have the ability to instantly change far, near and middle-vision settings, which will be customized to the individual’s own needs. These eyeglasses have the potential to provide astronauts with an immediate solution to visual changes that occur in space and may be useful to aid in an astronaut’s visual accommodation on earth once the space tour has been completed.
E-Vision is developing Electronic Focusing Eyeglasses for space travel under a grant from NSBRI-NASA. The theme of this year’s workshop is “Frontiers in Human Space Exploration Research.” The workshop’s goal is to provide an informal, collegial atmosphere for cross-disciplinary interaction.
Press Release Nov 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOV 2017 (LAS VEGAS, NV, — Sarasota Florida, USA)
E-Vision Accelerates Development Program for First Fully Tunable Electronic Contact lens