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New Smith Optics technology will help anglers

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New lense technology will make life easier for anglers, says Smith Optics.

Sunglasses brand Smith Optics has begun introducing new technology into its lenses that could make life a whole lot easier for anglers. The US company believes that the new development holds significant benefits, particularly when it comes to recognising colours.

The technology is called Chromopop and is based on the premise that where colour wavelengths cross from blue to green and green to red, the eye has trouble distinguishing colour. Chromopop, explain the developers, filters out that colour confusion specifically in those areas.

Chromopop is not the only feature that will interest anglers looking to improve their sight out in the field. These lenses do not use polarising film; instead the treatment happens within the lens material, which is called Trivex. The measure of clarity (or Abbe to use the technical term) in Trivex is 45. In glass it is 44. This makes the lens as clear as glass and clearer than polycarbon.

Not only that, Smith Optics assures us it is 10% lighter than polycarbon, and a whopping 75% lighter than optical glass. The lenses are coated to make them anti-reflective and four times more scratch resistant than plastic.

Founded more than 45 years ago, Smith Optics is based in Ketchum, Idaho, and is a regular exhibitor at ICAST.


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