Abstract: The present invention relates to novel ophthalmic lens elements and eyewear having wide field of view, low distortion, improved astigmatism correction where required and enhanced eye protection properties. Series of lens elements have steeply curved spherical reference surfaces. The edged lenses of the series have approximately consistent aperture size, shape and hollow depth across a range of common prescriptions. Novel sunglasses, laser protective eyewear, and lens edgings, coatings and frames are included in the invention.
November 24, 2003
May 27, 2004
Sola International Holdings Ltd., Australia
Michael Alan Morris, Colin Maurice Perrott, Simon J. Edwards, Ray Steven Spratt