Trivex, Trivex lens material, Trivex eyeglasses

Monday, August 20, 2012

Trivex®: Our Newest Lens Material

We wanted to share some information about Trivex® Lens material for eyeglasses. First, let’s start off by briefly explaining ABBE value. This is an indicator of light dispersion and should be considered when describing the technical affects of materials but the negative effects of light dispersion is rarely a problem in eyewear today. 

Leave that stuff to us! But every once in a while a very sensitive patient may notice the difference when changing from a higher ABBE to a lower ABBE lens, complaining possibly, that they do not feel they see as well or there is blur in their peripheral vision. Trivex® lenses were originally developed for military applications and, due to its high ABBE value, this lens has superior optical qualities and it also rivals polycarbonate for its impact resistance and UV protection. Yes, you can be protected from UV in most premium products even though the lens is clear! In addition to these features, Trivex® has a chemical resistance making it a good lens choice for patients exposed to chemicals often such as hairstylists or engineers. A drawback to this material is because it is so new it has limited availability, but each quarter there are more lens designs released in this material as it is popular among lens specialists like our licensed opticians. 

Please stop by any of the optical departments at D’Ambrosio Eye Care or call us at 800-325-3937 for more information on lens types that are available to best fit your needs and prescription. You may also request an appointment at or visiting D’Ambrosio Eye Care

Staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services.

D'Ambrosio Eye Care is a leading eye and LASIK center serving Athol, Acton, Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Boxborough, Chelmsford, Clinton, Concord, Fitchburg, Gardner, Greenfield, Groton, Harvard, Hudson, Lancaster, Leominster, Lexington, Littleton, Lowell, Lunenburg, Marlborough, Milford, Shelburne Falls, Shirley, Sterling, Stow, Sudbury, Templeton, Westminster, Westborough, Winchendon and Worcester, Massachusetts.