JAKARTA, 26/4 - PEMENANG KONTES VIDEO. Presdir Essilor Indonesia Budi Riawan (2 kanan) berbincang dengan tiga pemenang optifog video contest: Heppi Elastiko (kanan), Raymod Sigar (2 kiri) serta Dedi Iskandar (kiri) seusai penyerahan hadiah, di Jakarta, Kamis (26/4). Pada Optifog video contest periode Desember 2011- Februari 2012 ini para peserta membuat video pengalaman kacamata berkabut untuk memperebutkan hadiah utama jalan-jalan ke Paris dengan uang saku sebesar 2400 dolar AS. FOTO ANTARA/Herman/nz/12


Nikon History

1946 : First Nikon spectacle lens ‘Pointal’ is marketed to the consumer
1983 : Nikon introduces the first anti-glare coating
 Nikon introduces the first anti-glare coating with true, built-in scratch resistance.    This technology becomes immediately popular in Japan, where nearly 100% of lenses now feature this type of coating.
2000 : Nikon introduces the highest index material available - Index 1.74
Today, Nikon makes hi-index 1.74 double sided aspheric stock lenses as the thinnest and lightest lenses in the optical lens market.
2003 : Nikon introduces the first custom made Single Vision lens
Nikon introduces the first custom made Single Vision lens, SeeMax, a lens providing the best in optical performance at the time.
2004 : Nikon introduces its first double design progressive lens
Nikon introduces its first double design progressive lens, Presio W with an aberration filter a new innovation in the optical lens market.
2006 : SEE Series is launched
The most premium lens range SeeSeries is introduced. The range includes SeeMax single vision, SeeMax progressives, SeeCoat and SeeStyle. With SeeSeries, we continue revolutionizing optical technology.
2011 : SeeCoat Blue, receives Good Design Awards
SeeCoat Blue, designed by Nikon’s new blue light control technology, receives Good Design Awards.


World Sight Day 2011


World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation of the visually impaired held on the second Thursday in October. 

World Sight Day is observed around the world by all partners involved in preventing visual impairment or restoring sight. It is also the main advocacy event for the prevention of blindness and for "Vision 2020: The Right to Sight", a global effort to prevent blindness created by WHO and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.

UV-Related Facts

  • During the summer months, the level of ultraviolet radiation is three times greater than in the winter.
  • Reflected sunlight off water, snow and pavement can be the most dangerous type of UV light because it is intensified.
  • Of the 20 million people with cataracts, an estimated 20% of these cases may be due to UV-rays.
  • Every year 3.2 million people go blind from eye conditions caused due to prolonged UV exposure.


What should you do?

Have fun in the sun, but remember to protect your eyes!
  • To protect your eyes, wear the right kind of sunglasses and a broad-rimmed hat whenever stepping outside, even when it is overcast. Don’t be fooled by a cloudy day, as the sun’s rays can still inflict damage through the clouds.
  • Ask your eye care professional. Sunglasses don’t necessarily mean UV protection. It is a myth that tinted glasses or all sunglasses protect you from UV exposure. UV protection is not a function of the color of the lens but of the material used or treatment applied. Therefore some clear lenses can protect you from harmful UV exposure too.
  • Wear sunglasses that block 100 percent of UV-A and UV-B rays. To check whether your eyewear provides the necessary UV protection, have your eye care professional measure your lenses for UV absorption. The UV meter takes only a few seconds to read and will ensure that you have appropriate UV protective eyewear.
  • Don’t forget protection for the kids. Children are more vulnerable to dangerous UV rays and it is especially important for them to wear hats and sunglasses. Keep children away from the sun between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. when the sun’s ultraviolet rays are the strongest.



Silmo d'Or 2011

Press Release

Two Essilor innovations win gold awards
at the Paris Optical Show

Chareton-le-Pont (France), 3 October 2011 - At the Paris Optical Show (29 September - 2 October), Essilor was awarded two Silmo d'Or awards for its latest innovations: Optifog, the first anti-fog lens, and Mr Orange, the latest digital machine for lens mounting.

The Optifog lens represents a real scientific breakthrough and offers eyeglass wearers fog-free vision thanks to a hydrophilic coating whilst simultaneously offering all the optical and anti-smudge performance of Essilor lenses.

Mr Orange renews the heart of the Essilor Instruments range and gives a large number of opticians acces to the latest technologies. This new digital system allows them to master a wider range of lenses and frames, in particular for curved fittings, and provides them with an accurate and high performance response to market needs.

Essilor, world leader in ophthalmic optics, put innovation at the heart of its strategy and invests over150 million Euros each year in Research and Development. The Group has played a major role in all the major technological breakthroughs of recent decades. Essilor was recently ranked 25th in Forbes Magazine's listing of the world's most innovative companies.