Luxexcel and Vuzix provide 3D lenses for AR headsets

Luxexcel has announced that it 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.

3D printed lenses are the next revolution in eye correction as 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.

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 current ophthalmic lab flow. This opens up a broad range of new market opportunities for ophthalmic labs.