by Steve Guild, optician, Van’s Eyecare
Van’s Eyecare patients’ most common comment when looking through their new high definition lenses is ‘WOW!’
We’ve all heard the term “High Definition,” especially in reference to TVs and DVDs. When TV signals were converted to a digital standard, much more clarity was possible in the TV display. With many more lines of resolution, larger TVs became possible and featured better clarity in the display. By constantly changing the refresh rate, even fast-action sports scenes are sharp and clear on large screens.
Now, Van’s Eyecare opticians are providing digitally-surfaced high-definition eyeglass lenses more and more frequently. With HD, lens surfaces are controlled to allow more usable vision, not just straight on, but peripherally. This new technology is so well-received that lens grinding laboratories are upgrading everything, including inventory, computers, and machinery, to control each aspect of grinding and polishing lenses to this higher standard.
Why do it? To see more of what you’re looking at, and to see it more clearly.
Precise control of the peripheral magnification power, plus compensation for tilt and wrap-around angles eliminate distortion and bring peripheral clarity to the wearers of HD lenses. Athletes place high demands on their vision, and when peripheral vision is enhanced, their racquetball, or lacrosse, or racing is enhanced. Such activities as driving or bird watching are more enjoyable because the blur areas that existed in older designs of eye wear are GONE!
If you think your prescription is too complicated for HD digital designs, it’s NOT! HD designs also work on progressive lenses, making the reading area more usable, with less noticeable blur areas as your lens changes power laterally and vertically. Van’s Eyecare has used HD designs on many, many patients’ eyeglasses and the most common comment when looking through their new lenses is WOW!
Older traditional lens designs are still available but generally take longer to make because labs have been converting to the new technology.
Stop by today for an evaluation.
A very thorough vision examination and consultation is available from Dr. Van, and is fundamentally important for your best vision. Short of that, you can stop by today for an evaluation by an optician of your present prescription’s suitability for the HD digital design for your eyeglass lenses .
Experience the WOW! of peripheral clarity for yourself from Van’s Eyecare.