28.01.2011
Generation IQ

This year's opti marks the starting signal for the ColorMatic IQ® intelligent ophthalmic lenses from Rodenstock, an in-house development of the company that has been the undisputed pioneer of photochromism for more than 40 years. Hence, Germany's innovation leader is presenting a true innovation at the fair. ColorMatic IQ® is the fastest ColorMatic lens ever. To spectacle wearers, this means an even more decisive advantage, because the first seconds are decisive when changing to other light conditions.

Lenses that Think for Themselves
As a photochromatic lens, ColorMatic IQ® automatically adapts to the light conditions of the surroundings very quickly, which is typical of Rodenstock. The lenses from Rodenstock lighten noticeably fast in the first two minutes. Hence, the self-tinting lenses are the perfect companion for active and comfort-oriented spectacle wearers and outdoor fans, who really value maximum reliability and the greatest wearing comfort. Besides speed, the service life is also an important quality feature for photochromatic lenses because UV radiation attacks the photochromatic molecules in the lens in the medium term. ColorMatic IQ® lenses have extremely efficient photochromism even after being used constantly for many years. It goes without saying that the lenses also meet the other needs of dynamic spectacle wearers, above all the lightness. The attractive plastic lenses with an index of 1.67 or 1.6 are particularly thin and that way ensure an elegant look and a pleasant feeling when wearing, even for greater visual impairments. ColorMatic IQ® is available as single-vision or progressive lenses and provides optimum light protection. 100% of the harmful UVA and UVB radiation is absorbed. And, on the side, the lenses also perform an anti-aging function. Due to the perfect UV-400 protection, the lenses protect the sensitive skin around the eyes, and the wearer simply looks younger.

Intelligent Interplay of Colours
At 8%, ColorMatic IQ® lenses have a low amount of basic absorption. To end customers, this means very light lenses that are very clear indoors. Natural colour perception is guaranteed by colour blends that are physiologically adapted to the eye. Rodenstock has recomposed the colours using modern dyes and that way created the most attractive ones in the market.
ColorMatic IQ® lenses achieve absorption of up to 85%. In brown, they increase the contrast when in a darkened state. Grey lenses have a more neutral and balanced effect. Due to uniform filtering of the entire light spectrum, they guarantee neutral colour reproduction in all colour variations. ColorMatic® IQ in green is a unique feature, since it is a colour that is exclusively available in photochromatic lenses from Rodenstock. Furthermore, ColorMatic IQ® is available in the ColorMatic IQ® Contrast variation in orange and green as intelligent sun protection and an ideal companion for outdoor activities.

ColorMatic IQ® is a brand product from Rodenstock and therefore stands for the highest quality, the best materials, and innovation that is “engineered in Germany". The noticeable benefits of this high-tech brand product put ColorMatic IQ® far ahead of other photochromatic lenses and give opticians security in their consulting.

ColorMatic IQ® 1.6 and 1.67 start internationally as of February 2011, and in Germany as of April 1, 2011.

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