Tuesday, 7 February 2012
From time to time the Optician team try out various products under its tried and Tested banner. While this n=1 approach isn't always popular it's a great way for the team members to get used to the features and benefits (or otherwise) of optical products. The opportunity to have products tried in a real world setting is increasingly popular with companies who reap the obvious benefits of promotion.
At the moment I happen to be wearing No7's Duette hybrid contact lens but I am also trying out B&S's Anti-Fog lens treatment from Dibble Optical. This is a gel that is applied and then buffed into the lens.
With all the snow on the ground at the moment and a real nip in the air its a great opportunity to try out the anti fog treatment whilst commuting to work.
Normally when I stop at traffic lights pretty much most eyewear fogs up immediately. But riding with CLs only is not a great idea with grit and debris floating around. In the past most treatments to prevent misting haven't been brilliant but this latest one from Dibble is looking quite promising.The trick seems to be putting it on correctly.
Last week I tried the gel on a pair of clear, prescription Oakleys but wasn't too impressed.While one section of the lens remained fog free the rest steamed up. Water droplets also collected on the front surface This morning I tried the B&S Anti-Fog on some Adidas evil eye halfrim pro cycling specs. These are good performing specs from an anti-fog perspective and the light enhab=ncing lens is great for dingy mornings. I tried to apply a little less gel and buff it less. the result: one lens was comletely clear and the other not bad. I will have to experiment. The vision from the Duette lens is very sharp so all round a pretty good combo.