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As we age, the lens of our eyes darkens - with OLP - to enhance our vision and protect it against macular degeneration

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.

OLP-based eyewear for children – new UV/HEV lenses with OLP 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.

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

* Ocular Lens Pigment was present in the lenses of early-evolving humans. It evolved to protect and enhance vision – for performance and for survival.

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.