Digital Lens Benefit Overview
• The clearest, crisp vision you can get, even with a high prescription.
• An optimized lens for all lifestyle needs.
• An easy to adapt progressive lens.
• Cosmetically appealing for high prescriptions
What Is Digital Lens Technology?
The newest technology in eyeglass lenses are Digital High-Definition Lenses. The technology used to make these digital lenses leverages computer software which takes into account frame fitting position, prescription, vertex distance, pantoscopic tilt and eye movement patterns. Digital lenses provide you with an exact prescription, rather than rounding to the nearest setting in traditional lenses. Imagine buying a shirt off the rack vs. a shirt tailored to your exact measurements. This new technology provides the greatest peripheral vision and the highest definition of clarity. One of the reasons why the term "free-form lenses" is often used interchangeably with digital lenses is to imply that the lens is not confined to the same pre-molded parameters as standard traditional lenses are.
Why are digital lenses important?
Digital lenses eliminate many of the aberrations that were unavoidable with conventional lens surfacing. They are six times more accurate than traditional lens surfacing and enable patients to enjoy up to 20% wider vision channels for both intermediate and near distances. Digital lenses are available in designs specific to patients’ lifestyles: sport, hobby, computer and reading designs to name a few.
Who are good candidates for digital lenses?
Everyone can benefit from the accuracy of a digital lens prescription, although the most drastic difference can be seen by those with high prescriptions and large amounts of astigmatism. Progressive wearers will especially benefit from digital lenses as they provide a wider field of vision and eliminate the “follow-the-nose” technique.
Remember when you first saw an HD TV?
It took a while to get used to because you were so accustomed to watching in low definition—but now you can’t imagine going back! The mind does an even better job of compensating for everyday eyesight. You may need a few days to adjust to the accuracy of digital lenses after compensating for a near-accurate prescription for so long.