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As we age, the lens of our eyes acquires a yellow-brown tint called Ocular Lens Pigment that enhances our vision and protects it against macular degeneration

San Antonio-based Photoprotective Technologies introduces Sunglass Lenses with OLPTM - to enhance and protect our vision
OLPTM (Ocular Lens Pigment) - the newest protection to vision that technology has to offer. It’s also the oldest.*

The ocular lens of a young child is crystal clear. Unknown to most people, this lens becomes yellow, then yellow- brown with age. Still less known, this yellow-brown tint acts as a filter for high energy visible, blue and violet light that increases the risks of macular degeneration.

OLPTM -based eyewear for children – new UV/HEV lenses with OLPTM could protect the eyes of children from damage due to exposure to sunlight, computers, fluorescent and LED lighting during the period in which the juvenile ocular lens has relatively little OLP.

OLPTM -based eyewear for seniors – new UV/HEV lenses with OLPTM could protect the eyes of cataract patients who are at risk when the HEV-protecting OLP is removed along with their cataract lens – especially at a time when the anti-oxidant system located near their retina is compromised because of age.

Technology developed and patented by San Antonio-based Photoprotective Technologies (US Pat. 6,825,975)

To order eye wear or lenses containing OLPTM, go to Melanin Products

* Ocular Lens Pigment was present in the lenses of early-evolving humans. It evolved to protect and enhance vision – for performance and for survival. Last Updated ( Wednesday, 24 September 2008 )

The lens inside a child's eye is crystal-clear. But as we age, our lens becomes tinted yellow-brown with Ocular Lens Pigment (OLPTM ). This tint protects our vision from sunlight damage.
As we age, our lens becomes yellow-brown. Like Nature's own sun lens, this protects our eyes from sunlight damage. Scientists are now putting this ocular lens pigment (OLPTM ) into sun glass lenses.