RESEARCH : JAINAM LENSES

RESEARCH

Research:

The Jainam Foundation supports important research on the treatment of macular degeneration.  We support ongoing research into the causes and treatment of macular degeneration.  Click our research page to learn how we contribute to treatment breakthroughs.

Mission:

Jainam targets towards developing technologies for healthy vision and to prolong ageing process as much as possible. Healthy aging gradually alters neurophysiological, perceptual, and cognitive aspects of vision. The natural degradation of visual functions reduces progressively, but steadily, the elderly’s autonomy in the everyday life. Age-related losses in visual acuity, depth perception, problems in distinguishing colours and contrasts are inexorably accompanied by consequences in gait balance, locomotion, spatial orientation and goal-directed navigation. The global demographic aging makes the consequent increase in the frequency of vision disturbances a genuine public health problem.

In today’s world there are 470 million elderly people over 65 years old, a figure that is set to rise to 820 million in 2025, and to close to 2 billion in 2050. In France, the number of people aged more than 60 will increase from 13 million to 22.3 million in 2050, i.e. by more than 80% within 40 years. Far beyond presbyopia, which affects a large fraction of the population after 45 years, on average, and stabilizes at around 65 years, the specific functional and neurobiological factors responsible for sensitivity loss in various visual functions (e.g., contrast sensitivity, motion perception, visual attention, etc.) remain poorly characterized.

News & Research:

Our research aims at enhancing our fundamental understanding about specific underlying factors altering perceptive and spatial cognitive aspects of visual aging. We adopt a cross-disciplinary approach combining experimental psychophysics and computational neuroscience to cross-link multilevel patterns of age-related functional consequences (from behaviour to the level of neuronal processing). By providing a unified characterization of the impact of healthy aging on vision and action, we aim at fostering innovative technological transfer of fundamental knowledge towards visual aids and rehabilitation solutions (e.g., selective spectral filters to alleviate photosensitivity and enhance contrast sensitivity). Another exploitation axis leveraged by our research will be the definition of novel standards and normalizations for the design of early diagnostic tools for visual disturbances in the elderly. Also, the results from a deep epidemiological analysis will promote a better understanding of the characteristics and needs of the (visually healthy) aging population. The innovative concepts will be placed at the disposal of eye health professionals for the development of their activity.

We value our customers and are in a constant endeavor to give back to society. As a company, we have always supported research initiatives.

Jainam currently uses high-index lens monomer to build complex lenses. These high-index monomers provide 90 percent of the “extra” lens characteristics most valued by consumers like clear vision, thinness, visual acuity, durability, scratch resistance and protection (UV and impact). Therefore, choosing higher index lenses is a right choice. It’s important to inform that the company spends vigorously to research and develop anti reflective coatings and the many ways of coating surface of lenses to improve the ability of eyes to see better.

Additional coatings repel water and grease, making them easier to keep clean. Coatings reflect harmful light, reduce glare and increase contrast. Different types of antireflective coatings are applied to help reduce image distortions associated with reflections at the surface of the substrate. Absorption of high energy rays starts from the surface of the lens itself, not limited by the reflection of the light that reaches the surface. Scratches and removal of coatings after years of wear & tear doesn’t affect the ability of lenses to filter high energy light. Hence even after years of wearing eye lenses, there is 100% absorption of UV light.

There are 3 series of lenses. By using multiple layers of coating materials, it became possible to obtain minimum reflection at a single wavelength. Coatings that give very low reflectivity over a broad band of frequencies was possible to be made, although these lenses are complex and relatively expensive. Optical coatings are made with special characteristics, such as near-zero reflectance at multiple wavelengths and optimal performance at angles of incidence other than 0.

The molecular structure consists of a hexagonal pattern of pores each roughly 200 nm deep and spaced on 300 nm centres. The structure is approximately the same as a quarter or a half a wavelength of light. This kind of pores allow the wavelength of visible light to pass, so the light sees the surface as having a continuous layer of high index between the air and the medium. The molecular structure is textured with 3D pyramids and 2D grooves (gratings). This nanostructured technology effectively eliminates high energy light & reflection, thus giving perfect performance. Natural low energy visible light passes through the lenses and reaches the eyes. Retinal cells are protected which helps in healing of damage caused by harmful rays occurs. Thus, eyes are most protected by Jainam lenses. This is a form of biomimicry. There is continuous research being done for improvement in technology.

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