Adlens’ Smart Eyewear Debuts at CE Week
U.K.-based Adlens introduced at CE week Wednesday in New York City its FOCUSS series of smart eyewear – wearer-adjustable prescription glasses that are being made available at select eyewear specialists in America.
The glasses with their frames will be priced at $999 – comparable to high-level prescription progressive eyewear priced at around $1,500, said Dr. Graeme E. Mackenzie, the company’s director of regulatory and industry affairs. He said the FOCUSS technology provides a full field of vision with no peripheral vision distortion, unlike traditional progressive lenses.
The technology, called Variable Power Optics, mimics the eye’s natural dynamic behavior. The lens system sandwiches an oil-like silicon-based fluid between two lenses – a prescription lens on the front and the adjustable lens on the back. It can be fine-tuned using a dial at the corner of the eyeglass temple to alter the lenses’ focus – in effect, changing the shape of the fluid between.