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Luxexcel Partners with Vuzix to Provide 3D Printed Prescription lenses for AR Headsets

Luxexcel has teamed up Augmented Reality leader Vuzix Corp to provide 3D printed prescription lenses for the Vuzix Blade AR headset. Luxexcel 3D printed prescription inserts will be introduced with the Vuzix Blade model, at CES Las Vegas, 2018. The Luxexcel VisionPlatform enables 3D printing of ophthalmic lenses for specialty applications including Augmented Reality applications. Recently, Luxexcel raised funds to accelerate its activities in ophthalmic smart eyewear.

“60% of the US population needs eye correction. Without custom prescription inserts, those people will not be able to fully enjoy the most advanced new augmented reality products. Luxexcel is thrilled to partner with Vuzix as the early adopter of 3D printed ophthalmic lens inserts. We see great synergy between the amazing innovations of Vuzix and the technology of Luxexcel.” Hans Streng, CEO of Luxexcel.

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3D printed lenses are the next revolution in eye correction since it offers full freedom of lens-design and freedom to embed smart-functions into an ophthalmic lens. This entry into the AR/VR segment is a glimpse into the potential the Luxexcel 3D printing technology brings to smart eyewear and other products.

“We are delighted that with the 3D printed prescription lenses provided by Luxexcel, a much broader audience can enjoy our unique new product, the Vuzix Blade.” Paul Travers, President/CEO of Vuzix.

Luxexcel offers its VisionPlatform, a full 3D print solution which enables the ophthalmic industry to 3D print mass-customized lenses for traditional ophthalmic segments as well as emerging markets such as AR/VR. The Luxexcel VisionPlatform is fully integrated in today’s ophthalmic lab flow. This opens up a broad range of new market opportunities for ophthalmic labs.

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