Nanomite Lens

Why we develop Nanomite™ lens

Nanomite Optical started to develop Nanomite™ Lens after realising the danger of infrared light, blue violet light and UV rays to our eyes. Nanomite™ Lens is the world's first optical lenses that brings complete protection to your eyes.

Ozone depletion, global warming and our environment has poses a major threat to our eyes. This amplifies the importance of a pair of lenses that can protect our eyes from harmful infrared light, blue violet light and UV rays.

1.Ozone depletion

The ozone layer is a belt of naturally occurring gas that sits above the Earth and serves as a shield from the harmful infrared light, blue violet light and UV rays emitted by the sun. Deterioration of the ozone layer allows large amount of harmful infrared light, blue violet light and UV rays to reach Earth. Such harmful light can cause cataracts, blindness and other serious eye diseases.

2.Global warming

Greenhouse gas emissions are trapping more heat and is causing the Earth's surface temperature to rise. The heat from Greenhouse gases absorbs and emits infrared radiation, which is harmful to our eyes. Excessive infrared light absorbed by the eyes can burn the eye tissues and cause damage to the retina.

3.Our environment

All matter with temperature greater than zero emits thermal radiation. Infrared radiation is an example of thermal radiation emitted from many objects around us, such as light bulbs, toasters, hair dryers, remote controls and other household appliances. Thermal radiation is also emitted in a lot of industrial manufacturing processes. Infrared technology is also used in many industries such as weather forecasting, sports, scientific research, healthcare, survelliance and defence.

Exposure to strong infrared radiation is harmful to our eyes. Over a period of time, it can cause damage to our eyes.

The effect of Infrared Light, Blue Violet Light and UV Rays to our eyes

Infrared Light

Infrared Light

INFRARED light is a colour in the "non-visible light spectrum" that cannot be seen by the human eye. Almost all infrared light passes through the cornea and lens and reaches the retina. Extended exposure to infrared light will affect the sediments of the protein and may cause the accumulation of higher temperature in the photoreceptor cells. Over a period of time, the higher temperature in the eye may burn the eye surface and resulting in cataracts and retinopathy.

Blue Light

Blue Light

BLUE light is a colour in the "visible light spectrum" that can be seen by the human eye. Almost all visible blue light passes through the cornea and lens and reaches the retina. This light may affect vision and could prematurely age the eyes. Early research shows that too much exposure to blue light could lead to:

(a) Digital eyestrain: Fatigue, dry eyes, bad lighting, or how you sit in front of the computer can cause eyestrain. Symptoms of eyestrain include sore or irritated eyes and difficulty focusing.

(b) Retina damage: Studies suggest that continued exposure to blue light over time could lead to damaged retinal cells. This can cause vision problems like age-related macular degeneration.

UV Light

Ultraviolet Light

ULTRAVIOLET light is a colour in the "non-visible light spectrum" that cannot be seen by the human eye. There are different types of UV.

UV-A can hurt your central vision. It can damage the macula, a part of the retina at the back of your eye.

UV-B is mostly absorbed by the front part of your eye (the cornea and the lens). UV-B rays may cause even more damage to your eyes than UV-A rays. Long hours of outdoor activities such as skiing, surfing or working in the sun without proper eye protection may lead to cataract, photokeratitis or pterygium.