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Tell your story with Divel

Your eyes express, your lenses reveal.

New Mido 2023 campaign!

Your eyes express. Your lenses reveal. Tell your story with Divel! Divel presents a new campaign for MIDO 2023.

The campaign is inspired by a well-known Italian expression, “gli occhi parlano” (lit. “eyes speak”).

Discover the new summer trends in eyewear

Fashion optical sun lenses for 2023

Fashion optical sun lenses for 2023

Summer is almost here! So get ready to accessorize with your favorite pair of sunglasses. Protecting your eyes against UV rays is important. Why not do it with some super trendy lenses? With Divel Italia can you have sunglasses with graduated lenses in any color you like!

Sustainability in eyewear

Did you know that sustainability can even extend to your eyewear? Choose our eco lenses for a more sustainable future.

An eco-sustainable lifestyle means helping the environment in all that you do. Now that can even extend to your eyewear.

In conjunction with Earth Day, Divel Italia has set a goal of conveying our commitment to the crucial issues of sustainability and the environment. At Divel Italia, in our continued pursuit of these efforts, we’ve recently developed a new material for our GREEN LINE collection: POLYCARBONATE Eco, an extremely lightweight, versatile product that is ideally suited to meeting your every need in terms of quality and environmental sustainability, because it is made using recycled material and mass balance.

Our new graduated lenses for sports

Out of our Divel Sports lab come our Sport Single vision and Progressive lenses, a new line of graduated lenses designed for athletes. Available also in photochromic, polarized and mirrored versions, and with all types of coatings, to properly protect both the athlete and the eyewear itself. Lenses can be customized for functional purposes based on the needs of the athlete and of the sport. The color of a sports lens improves your vision by reducing glare and optimizing contrasts.

Sport Single vision and Progressive: graduated lenses for outdoor, indoor and special sports

Out of our Divel Sports lab come our Sport Single vision and Progressive lenses, a new line of graduated lenses designed for athletes. Available also in photochromic, polarized and mirrored versions, and with all types of coatings, to properly protect both the athlete and the eyewear itself. Lenses can be customized for functional purposes based on the needs of the athlete and of the sport. The color of a sports lens improves your vision by reducing glare and optimizing contrasts.

How much do progressive lenses cost?

It would be wrong to say that the most expensive lens will definitely be the best lens for you. To summarize, in order to choose the right progressive lens, you need to consider various factors: .

There are a few factors to consider.

It would be wrong to say that the most expensive lens will definitely be the best lens for you. To summarize, in order to choose the right progressive lens, you need to consider the following factors: - PRODUCTION QUALITY OF THE PROGRESSIVE LENS (e.g. top-of-the-line, mid-range, or standard) - CORRECTIVE POWER and THICKNESS - COATINGS APPLIED

The right sunglasses for sport

Three factors come into play in order to pick the right lens for the application at hand: colors, treatments and shapes.

How to choose the right lenses for sport sunglasses

Our eyesight plays a fundamental role in how we see the world around us. With our eyes we look, we examine, we understand, we get excited, we love. Its importance must not be underestimated when it comes to sports. For outdoor sports, protecting our eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays is essential. But we also need to protect our eyes from other external agents.

Lens Thickness

The material selected for a lens is fundamental, as it determines both comfort and clarity of vision.

The thicknesses of the lenses

The material selected for a lens is fundamental, as it determines both comfort and clarity of vision.

Can clear lenses protect us from UV rays?

Nowadays, there is widespread awareness of the dangers of direct exposure of our eyes to sunlight. This is why we often hear about glasses with UV protection in their lenses.

UV and Blue light protection

Nowadays, there is widespread awareness of the dangers of direct exposure of our eyes to sunlight. This is why we often hear about glasses with UV protection in their lenses. When we are exposed to sunlight for extended periods of time, we risk damage to the eyes in the form of disorders such as cataracts, macular degeneration, pinguecula, keratoconjunctivitis and photokeratitis, which, in the most severe cases, can lead to temporary loss of vision. By definition, sunglasses are designed to protect us from harmful solar radiation, but it must be said that not all types of sunglasses are fitted with lenses that block 100% of UV radiation.

How are the lenses for your glasses made?

At Divel Italia, we have recently installed new equipment at our Milan production lab to further strengthen our production of prescription lenses.

But what are the steps involved in making a prescription lens?

At Divel Italia, we have recently installed new equipment at our Milan production lab to further strengthen our production of prescription lenses.

What is L’una Aliena, you say? It’s our unique, personalized version of our top-of-the-line progressive lens, Aliena. What makes L’una Aliena different from other progressive lenses?

The lens designed by optician

What is L’una Aliena, you say? It’s our unique, personalized version of our top-of-the-line progressive lens, Aliena. What makes L’una Aliena different from other progressive lenses?

Digital Eye Strain (DES)

Computer vision syndrome is not a new concept, and numerous studies have shown how exposure to “blue light” can cause many problems for our eyes. Now, in these times in which many of us are forced to stay at home, it is more important than ever to take good care of our eyes, given our constant use of the screens on our phones, tablets, TVs and computers.

What is Digital Eye Strain?

What is Digital Eye Strain?

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is also known as Digital Eye Strain (DES), and both terms point to how prolonged exposure to the light emitted by the screens of our devices can be a major contributor to eye strain. There are many devices in the home or the office that can be responsible for DES — including phones, televisions, e-readers and, above all, desktop and notebook computers — if we spend too much time watching TV or playing video games.

The categories of sun lenses

The category of the lens depends on a value called Visible Light Transmission (VLT) or Tv (transmittance value). This is a measure of how much light the lens lets your eyes pass through and is expressed as a percentage.

When we talk about categories of sun lenses, we refer to the percentage % of light that reaches the eye when it passes through a lens.

The category of the lens depends on a value called Visible Light Transmission (VLT) or Tv (transmittance value). This is a measure of how much light the lens lets your eyes pass through and is expressed as a percentage.

Divel Italia logo's evolution.

Why a new logo? For this reason we have decided to make a further restyling of the Divel logo.We have separated the two elements: pictogram and logotype. The pictogram, currently registered all over the world, has been perfected in the lines so as to make it legible at any size.The logotype changes the font, opting for a sans serif, more linear and contemporary.In the logo, Divel has been inserted in bold, to affirm the identity of the company, called by its customers in the common language, in the abbreviated version “Divel”. However, the word Italy remained in the logo, so as not to lose the patriotic characteristic, which allows us to proudly spread our products abroad.

We observe how the world changes and we move with it.

Why a new logo? For this reason we have decided to make a further restyling of the Divel logo.We have separated the two elements: pictogram and logotype. The pictogram, currently registered all over the world, has been perfected in the lines so as to make it legible at any size.The logotype changes the font, opting for a sans serif, more linear and contemporary.In the logo, Divel has been inserted in bold, to affirm the identity of the company, called by its customers in the common language, in the abbreviated version “Divel”. However, the word Italy remained in the logo, so as not to lose the patriotic characteristic, which allows us to proudly spread our products abroad.

Re-live nominated for the Silmo d'or

Divel Italia has been nominated for the Silmo d’or 2023 with the Re-live lens!

Divel Italia's eco-friendly demo lens was nominated at the Paris Exhibition

Divel Italia has been nominated for the Silmo d’or 2023 with the Re-live lens!

RE-LIVE is an ecological lens created to improve our carbon footprint by generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to not using renewable energy. RE-LIVE is our new, sustainable demo-lens made from 50% certified recycled materials obtained from mixed polyester waste.

Corrective lenses: characteristics and benefits

As the name implies, corrective lenses, also known as “prescription” lenses, are used in eyewear in order to correct defects in the vision of the wearer.

As the name implies, corrective lenses, also known as “prescription” lenses, are used in eyewear in order to correct defects in the vision of the wearer.

As the name implies, corrective lenses, also known as “prescription” lenses, are used in eyewear in order to correct defects in the vision of the wearer.

Fitness for the eyes

Fitness for the eyes

Fitness for the eyes: an introduction to orthoptics

Vision training? Fitness for the eyes? Our eyes are supported by a fairly complex set of muscles, so it is actually normal that these muscles need to be kept in shape. You may already have heard of certain exercises for the eyes, or orthoptic exercises, but you may not know exactly what we’re talking about unless you’ve already had a need for such exercises.

DIVEL STUDIO - A new sun is rising

It is the embodiment of passion, creativity, design and technology.

DIVEL STUDIO is the creative arm of Divel Italia.

It is the embodiment of passion, creativity, design and technology.

How do corrective lenses work?

Although digital imaging technology has, in many respects, surpassed the abilities of the human eye — such as in light sensitivity — corrective lenses are, in fact, based on how the human eye functions.

It’s often said that our eyes work a bit like a camera lens.

It’s often said that our eyes work a bit like a camera lens. Although digital imaging technology has, in many respects, surpassed the abilities of the human eye — such as in light sensitivity — corrective lenses are, in fact, based on how the human eye functions.

The color of sunglass lenses

When it comes time to pick a pair of sunglasses, often one of the factors taken into account is the color of the lenses.

Indispensable-coatings

One of the main concerns for anyone who wears glasses every day is that your corrective lenses will get scratched and ruined, which can be a significant expense if you have to pay to replace those lenses. Coatings have been developed for organic lenses to help increase the durability of eyewear.

What coatings do you need for your eyewear?

One of the main concerns for anyone who wears glasses every day is that your corrective lenses will get scratched and ruined, which can be a significant expense if you have to pay to replace those lenses. Coatings have been developed for organic lenses to help increase the durability of eyewear.

Why choose a photochromic corrective lens?

How and when to use photochromic corrective lenses

How do they work? And when is the best time to use them? What’s better, photochromic or polarized?

Summer is on our doorstep, and the sun is shining for longer! It’s important to protect our eyes from sunlight. With photochromic corrective lenses, the lens adapts to changes in lighting conditions. But how do they work? When exposed to UV radiation, such as sunlight, photochromic corrective lenses undergo a reversible chemical reaction that causes them to darken. When no longer exposed to UV light, they gradually return to their initial state of transparency.

BLUE NATURAL FOTOCHROMA

Now, our Blue Natural blue-block lenses are also available in a photochromic version, Blue Natural Fotochroma. With a 1.61 index, these photochromic lenses adapt automatically to changes in lighting conditions.

Photochromic blue-block lenses

The high-energy blue light emitted by the screens of our computers, phones and other digital devices can, over time, be harmful to our eyes.

This is something we will all have heard by now, so many of us, especially those who spend long hours in front of a computer, will have already gone to our optician to buy glasses with blue-block lenses.

Using lenses designed to filter out this blue light, like our Blue Natural lenses, can offer a series of benefits for our eyes in terms of vision comfort, sleep quality and the overall health of our eyes, especially now that we are so frequently exposed to one screen or another. Here are just a few of the benefits:

This spring's fashion colors for eyewear

The degradé effect is also back this year, featuring delicate, gradual gradients in a dynamic range of colors.

This year will be overflowing with dynamic colors, such as vibrant yellow and bright green, contrasted against an intense navy blue or sophisticated violet.

The degradé effect is also back this year, featuring delicate, gradual gradients in a dynamic range of colors. So to take your outfit to the next level, why not top it off with some super-trendy eyewear with colorful, gradient lenses? The bold, bright colors of our new Bollipop lenses will be a perfect match for your most glamorous accessories for whatever outfit you put together this spring-summer season.

The functional coatings

Lens coatings serve to protect both the lenses and the person wearing them. By blocking certain types of light as they pass through the lens, we can enhance lenses in terms of look, vision, and overall quality.

Lens coatings serve to protect both the lenses and the person wearing them.

Lens coatings serve to protect both the lenses and the person wearing them.By blocking certain types of light as they pass through the lens, we can enhance lenses in terms of look, vision, and overall quality.

Love your eyes

Love Your Eyes – They are the gateway to good health

Love Your Eyes – They are the gateway to good health

Establishing healthy habits is essential to maintaining good vision health. Here are 10 tips to follow, even if you aren’t experiencing any deficiencies in vision.

Sunglasses Trend 2022

Trends in eyewear for summer 2022

Trends in eyewear for summer 2022

Sunglasses are an essential accessory in summer for their ability to exalt any outfit or style. This year, eyewear fashion will be sustainable and vintage, especially from the 1970s and 2000s, made with innovative materials and sporting **new shapes **and new colors.

Green Line - eco lens

In response to market demand, Divel Italia, in addition to reducing the environmental impact of our production site, now produces lenses and solar filters using increasing percentages of organic materials and environmentally sustainable by-products.

In response to market demand, Divel Italia, in addition to reducing the environmental impact of our production site, now produces lenses and solar filters using increasing percentages of organic materials and environmentally sustainable by-products.

In response to market demand, Divel Italia, in addition to reducing the environmental impact of our production site, now produces lenses and solar filters using increasing percentages of organic materials and environmentally sustainable by-products.

UV rays or Blue light?

The material selected for a lens is fundamental, as it determines both comfort and clarity of vision.

How to choose the right lens?

The material selected for a lens is fundamental, as it determines both comfort and clarity of vision.

Divel Coatings

What are the recommended coatings to make the glasses last longer?

What to ask your optician

To see clearly, you need the lenses of your glasses to be clean and in good condition at all times. This is why you should clean your eyewear daily using a soft cloth and water, cleanser, or other special cleaning solution or disinfectant recommended by your optician. Of course, the performance and durability of a lens also depends on the coatings that are applied by your optician of choice. So how do you choose the right coating for your lenses?

The pros and cons of progressive lenses

Presbiopia is something that generally starts to appear after the age of 40 and can be hard to accept, since it’s a symptom of the natural aging of your eyes. But it’s something that you need to come to terms with and consider whether you might need progressive (or multifocal) lenses.

Why is the move to progressive lenses such a big deal?

Put your glasses on. Take your glasses off… Who among us hasn’t found themselves doing this at least once? Or has seen someone else doing it? Sooner or later that day comes. The day on which, all of a sudden, you have a hard time reading text on your phone. Or the words in a book start playing tricks on you, or product labels seem like they’re way too small. Sure, you can move whatever you’re trying to read a bit farther from your face, but are your arms long enough? Not to mention that trying to ignore these symptoms can cause headaches and excessive eye strain. So the time has come to admit that you’re showing the first signs of presbyopia.

How to care for your glasses

It’s essential to take good care of your glasses and, above all, to keep your lenses clean and scratch-free, so that you can see clearly and minimize eye strain.

It’s essential to take good care of your glasses

Glasses are an indispensable accessory for anyone with vision problems.

It’s essential to take good care of your glasses and, above all, to keep your lenses clean and scratch-free, so that you can see clearly and minimize eye strain.

There are a few good habits we can adopt so that we don’t damage our lenses and to avoid worsening our vision.

When our glasses are properly centered and straight, for example, we know we’re getting the best support for our vision and that our lenses and frames will last a long time.

Fossili: display cases

Over the last year, Divel Italia has taken on the green philosophy to an incredible degree. With the help of smart, dynamic experts, our studies of lens recycling and reuse have led to applications in packaging, interior design, and even exhibition furnishings!

Following research into lens waste conducted at the University of Palermo, designers Federica Ditta and Cristiano Pesca turned their attention to the various potential uses for this waste.

Following research into lens waste conducted at the University of Palermo, designers Federica Ditta and Cristiano Pesca turned their attention to the various potential uses for this waste. They looked at both rejected lenses that failed to pass quality testing and excess material left over after shaping the lenses.

Divel Italia at Mido 2020

DIVEL GREEN LINE is the synthesis of all projects concerning new products, sample cases, works of art, and exhibition furnishings, and embodies a positive message that Divel hopes to convey at MIDO 2020. All of these projects may be seen in an exhibit integrated into DIVEL Italia’s stand (C01 D12).

For some time now, Divel Italia has been committed to increasing the environmental sustainability of our products and manufacturing technologies. In recent months, our core corporate philosophy has become eco-friendly, as can be seen in our products, pack

DIVEL GREEN LINE is the synthesis of all projects concerning new products, sample cases, works of art, and exhibition furnishings, and embodies a positive message that Divel hopes to convey at MIDO 2020. All of these projects may be seen in an exhibit integrated into DIVEL Italia’s stand (C01 D12).

Regular eye exams

Eye exams: when and why you should have your vision checked, even if you think you don’t need to

Why it’s important to see your optometrist regularly?

Why it’s important to see your optometrist regularly? You should get your eyes checked more frequently if you’re in an at-risk group. But what does that mean exactly? We’re not just talking about people who already have vision problems. There are a number of sub-categories of at-risk people that go beyond just those who already use corrective lenses.

Specialized lenses

Enthusiasts of specialized sports need eyewear with lenses that ensure maximum clarity on the target.

Billiards, golf and shooting sports lenses

There are various sports in which your vision plays a crucial role.

Take, for example, sports like billiards, **golf **and shooting sports. Here at Divel, we can provide corrective lenses for eyewear that give you the high levels of performance you need.

Natural ways to protect your vision

Vitamin A is of great importance in maintaining good vision. It helps in all those processes that improve our retinas’ sensitivity to light.

Are carrots really good for your eyes?

We’ve likely all been told from a young age that we should eat our carrots because they’re great for our eyes.

Our parents would try all the tricks they could think of to make us eat them. Cooked carrots on their own or together with potatoes, blended up in a pasta sauce, or pureed in a veggie soup. Here in Italy, about the only carrots some kids would eat was when they were chopped up with onion and celery and sauteed to make a Bolognese meat sauce, because then they would get lost in all the ground beef.