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New driving-optimised lens on the market

The new Rodenstock Road lenses are said to provide a better perspective of the road, even when visibility is compromised by conditions such as glare, rain and fog.According to Rodenstock, the lenses’ optimally overlapping visual zones for the right and left eyes support spatial vision, simplifying the estimation of distances, which can be useful for parking or when driving past objects. The lenses’ large visual zones have also been optimised to deal with rapid changes in focus.{{quote-A:R-W:450-Q:The new Rodenstock Road lenses provide a better perspective of the road, even when visibility is compromised by conditions such as glare, rain and fog.}}They feature a new multifunctional coating that combines a prium anti-reflection coating and a slight 12% filter tint to minimise reflections on the back surface of the lens as well as headlight glare from oncoming drivers. This coating is also designed to ensure high-contrast vision during the day.Rodenstock’s patented eye lens technology is additionally said to assist in nighttime driving.“When the pupils dilate in darkness, the high order aberrations have the strongest effect on the visual syst,” a company statent explained. “DNEye [Rodenstock’s lens technology] then ensures sharper and higher-contrast vision, most notably during poor visibility.“To this end, the DNEye Scanner measures the eyes with high accuracy at up to 1,000 measurent points. It records high order and low order aberrations for far and near vision subject to the pupil size. This information is then combined with the subjective refraction data gathered by the optician.”The lenses can be used as everyday spectacles and combined with Rodenstock’s thin-tpled frames, which reportedly minimise visual obstruction during headchecks.The Rodenstock Road range will be available from 1 February 2017 in both single and progressive lenses.