Many of our European Optical clients are now experiencing improved visual clarity and comfort by wearing high definition lenses, also known as free-form or digital lenses. These newest lens designs are created by an advanced manufacturing process that reduces higher-order aberrations that occur in eyeglass lenses made with traditional eyeglass lens manufacturing tools and processes.
The fabrication of the lenses from your eyeglass prescription is optimized with computer-controlled surfacing equipment that is much more precise than conventional tools.
This type of "hi-def" digitally created lab equipment can surface lenses in power increments of 0.01 diopter (D), compared with 0.125 to 0.25 D increments of conventional eyeglass lens tooling. Designing the power curvature on the back of each lens enables the wider field of vision through the digital design. We like to compare it to enjoying HD TV! It's really that much clearer.
Taking into account the clients prescription, the size and shape of frame chosen and pupillary distance, wearing digitally produced prescription lenses enhances all areas of vision, including off to the side as well as through the main optical center of lens.
Our satisfied clients express their new found comfort of "going digital" in their progressive lens choice as though it feels like wearing single vision lenses; no more unease at looking off to the side. The visual field is much smoother and they appreciate eliminating such obvious vision jump from distance to intermediate to close up.
When you're ready to see us for your next pair of progressive lenses, ask any of our opticians about the new Shamir Autograph digital lenses and give yourself the gift of seeing as clear as possible. The future of all progressive lenses will be digitally produced. And here at your favorite optical shop, we're on board with offering you the best in quality prescription lenses!