Oliver Peoples Proprietary Crystal Lens
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Oliver Peoples introduces a Proprietary Crystal lens crafted of superior glass. Combining optimum elements with decades of expertise and experience, Oliver Peoples glass lenses provide the ultimate visual experience.
The Oliver Peoples Proprietary Crystal lens uses innovative technologies to provide the wearer with an exceptional UV protection and clarity. Oliver Peoples remains true to their foundation of refined, vintage-inspired styles. With this new product offering, they unite the original aesthetic with high performance technology and creative design.
These exclusive lenses provide exceptional benefits and coatings. Unique to the market, Oliver Peoples introduces a new UV 400 + UV Block coating which assures maximum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Due to its natural purity and unique transparency, glass offers the most precise optics. The glass lens is available in High Index 1.60 and +3.0D/-3.0D total power range.
Each lens is formed in a highly controlled process that guarantees there are no defects in the material, which would compromise vision and cause discomfort to the eyes. The organically hard surface of glass is scratch resistant. Glass is also resilient to heat, which is essential for the seamless application of coatings. To reduce eyestrain and fatigue for the wearer, an anti-reflection coating with UV Block is applied while hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings are applied to repel dust, water, oil, and fingerprints.
Oliver Peoples Crystal lenses pair with a hand selected assortment of frames to complement the fit and balance of the design.
The Barberini factory in Silvi, Italy where each lens is handcrafted.
The launch of the Oliver Peoples Proprietary Crystal lens is a partnership with Barberini, the most prestigious lens producer in the world, specializing in optical glass. Each glass lens is developed and manufactured at the Barberini factory in Silvi, Italy.
The Proprietary Crystal lens is of superior quality that is crafted through a process that combines advanced technologies with the human touch. Each lens is customized and tailored to the wearer and their visual needs.
During the fusing process, temperatures reach up to 2192 ̊F (1200 ̊C), liquefying sand to form glass.
Diamond tools are then used to obtain the curvature of the lens, followed by the application of multiple coatings.
The glass wafers are dipped in a chemical bath where the salt dissolves to harden the lens and ensure maximum resistance.
The lens is meticulously shaped by machine.
Several advanced coatings are applied to our exclusive glass lenses.
Using a steel ball released from a height of four feet, a ‘Drop Ball Test’ is administered to all lenses to verify that they are impact resistant.
Several advanced coatings are applied to our exclusive glass lenses. Coatings assure maximum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays, ensuring the best vision possible. Ultraviolet light is an invisible form of radiation produced by the sun and potentially harmful to the human eye.
An anti-reflective coating absorbs bounce-back glare off the interior of the lens, preventing it from entering the eye, thus reducing eyestrain and fatigue. Hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings repel dust, water, oil, and fingerprints.
Together with Hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings, additional coatings are applied to eliminate glare and reduce bright light.
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