JIN Co Ltd, which sells glasses, will release the JINS Kafun (pollen) Cut Clean anti-pollen glasses.
The frame of the glasses is coated with a photocatalyst-containing paint so that pollen allergens, viruses and germs attached to it are decomposed. As in the case of general anti-pollen glasses, the frame around the lenses prevents pollens from entering the eyes, and the photocatalyst prevents pollen allergens, etc attached to the glasses from entering a room, according to the company.
The photocatalyst employed for the glasses is titanium apatite. It generates active oxygen by using ultraviolet (UV) light and decomposes allergens into water and carbon dioxide to detoxify pollens. When titanium apatite powder was mixed with cedar pollen allergens and exposed to UV light for 24 hours, 98% of the allergens were decomposed, JIN said.
Compared with titanium oxide, titanium apatite causes less damage to resin frames and features a high durability. According to the company, the JINS Kafun Cut Clean is the world’s first anti-pollen glasses using titanium apatite.
Price: 4,900 yen.