Specsmakers, South India’s largest optical retail chain has introduced the world’s thinnest lenses, an innovation that could benefit several hundreds of people with eye power correction.
Titled AIRLUX, the new lenses have an index of 1.76. These lenses are made with the finest material and reduce the thickness of lenses significantly, by a minimum of 50%.
The lenses are designed and manufactured in Japan and are customised to one’s power and style of frame, according to Pratik Shah, Founder and CEO of Specsmakers, who shared this information on his LinkedIn post.
These lenses are available for those who have single vision power as well as progressive vision.
The ultra-thin lenses are ideal for consumers who have an eye power above -4.00 and upto -20.00 and from +3.00 to + 12.00.
It is common to see many people sport thick lenses who have extremely low or high power, which also cause social stigma, especially among the younger generation in metro cities.
Starting at Rs. 29,990, the company offers an exchange option as well as well as an exclusive Rs. 10,000 launch offer for a limited period, on upgrading to 1.76 index lenses.
Chennai-based Specsmakers began its journey over a decade and a half ago and has raised INR 174 Cr (USD 21 mn) till date from Eight Roads Ventures, Fulcrum, AR Chadha & Co, Concept Studio among others.
Chess-legend Vishwanathan Anand is the face of the brand and has been an ambassador for several years now.
With 280+ stores across India, the chain ranks third behind Titan Eye+ and Vision Express by Reliance.