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Varichrome® Relaxation Mask

With no missing wavelengths!

Step into a Varichrome® World

Experience real wavelengths, like rainbow-pure colors. Find your favorite color and let it soak in.

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Guide your own experience as you adjust the real wavelengths and frequencies of the light.

 

Melt away the visual stress from your hours viewing simulated colors from your conventional RGB televisions, computer screens, and virtual reality masks.

Adjust the frequency to experience your unique responses with patterns and shapes reminiscent of a kaleidoscope. You can "watch" as about 30 brain centers hum with activity to process your experience.

Users report improved brightness, contrast, and colors after only a few minutes.

Like going to the gym, relaxation follows exercise.

A few details

Wellness practitioners: help your patients reduce their visual stress and strain. Add the Mask's visual stimulation and relaxation to your patient's experience. Let them enjoy their experiences via the Mask by itself or during some otherwise boring procedure.

The Varichrome® Relaxation Mask delivers visible light (430-690nm) to your visual systems, a few wavelengths at a time. Importantly, with no missing wavelengths!

Disclaimer: the Relaxation Mask isn't intended to diagnose or treat any disease or disorder. Exercise and relaxation are important for maintaining wellness.

Who needs it?

The varying wavelengths gently stimulate and relax your vision systems.

1. Nearly everyone who has eyes but doesn't get outdoors enough.

2. People looking for the benefits of photobiomodulation for the eyes and surrounding areas.

3. People who spend time using virtual reality (VR), augmented reality, or other RGB screens until feeling tired or stressed.

4. People who feel that their eyes are working too hard. They may blame aging but even kids are told by ophthalmologists to spend more time outdoors.

 

5. People looking for exercises for the vision system.

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6. Practitioners who provide VR or augmented reality headsets having an "infinity focus" lens system. One source of stress and fatigue comes from the decoupling of the eye focusing and angle changes from the simulated distance.

How does it work?

The Varichrome® Relaxation Mask provides the user with light controlled by the Varichrome® Pro. The mask reflects light to form a non-focusing low-contrast field.

 

The Mask provides the eyes with wavelengths throughout the visible spectrum (430-690nm) a few wavelengths at a time.

 

The aim is to stimulate and relax the eyes and vision systems by observing real wavelengths instead of the 3 wavelengths of RGB screens like virtual reality goggles.

For example, RGB screens simulate light from a real campfire that is in the yellow-orange range (570-620nm). The simulation uses only combinations of green and red but without the yellow-orange wavelengths.(See below.)

Watch the wavelengths from the Mask (yellow trace) sweep across the visible spectrum and back to yellow (580nm) that is missing from the RGB wavelength peaks. The clip ends with the light in the yellow range that is missing from the RGB simulation.

Could evolution sitting around a campfire mean that the yellow-orange wavelengths may be important to maintaining eye wellness?

Advantages of the Varichrome® Relaxation Mask

The mask's low-contrast non-focusing field means that your eyes get to relax with nothing to look at. But keep your eyes open to let the wavelengths inside. Lower the intensity for comfort. The light will help the facial muscles to relax as well. Different users often remark that they find a particular color range the most relaxing.

Adjust the frequency of the light flashing. Users report ever-changing patterns and shapes that exercise the vision system.

A brief experience (about 10-20 minutes) is usually enough to make the world appear brighter, more colorful, and sharper according to users.

Analog controls let the user:

  • Manually adjust the wavelength to personalize the experience.

  • 7 preset ranges sweep portions of or the full visible spectrum spectrum (430-690nm).

  • Adjust the frequency of the light to experience kaleidoscopic-like shapes and patterns.

Technician controlled:

  • Hands-on operation or minimally attended.

  • When the practitioner wants to define the experience.

  • Typically two 5-minute full spectrums plus two 2-minute yellow-orange wavelengths.

Disclaimer: the Varichrome Pro and Relaxation Mask Accessory are not intended to treat any disease or disorder. Exercise and relaxation are important for wellness.

Real wavelengths and RGB simulations

The Relaxation Mask presents the real wavelengths that sweep through portions of the visible spectrum. Mask Setting W7 spans the visible spectrum for 5 minutes to give the user time for a self-guided tour of the visible spectrum while adjusting the "blinking"frequency and/or the rate of wavelength changing.

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Upper panel: the real wavelengths from the Mask continuously move across the spectrum. The static RGB peaks show the wavelengths present in a typical RGB screen. The data is output from a spectrophotometer.

 

Lower panel: the RGB simulations of real wavelengths is accomplished by varying the relative intensities of the red, green, and blue peaks. The peak RGB wavelengths don't change in wavelength for a particular screen or VR mask. The data is the output of video processing "scopes" that show the RGB levels in the Mask area.

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