At MezmerEyes Optical we pride ourselves on serving the best lenses with the newest technologies, to help you see sharper, easier. Whether its for single vision lenses or progressive lenses, for computer or for driving, there is a specific lens available to make your life easier!

To clear our any confusion, depending on the lens manufacturer, they may use the term “Digital”, “Free Form”, “Non- Conventional” & “High Definition” which all essentially represent the same idea for the newest methods of making a lens.

As our Registered Optician graduated in 2009, he has minimum interest in using conventional lenses made using methods from his childhood. Instead there is a wide variety of High Definition lenses for patients to choose from in which there is great familiarity with these newer lenses, cleaner coatings at a price that makes older conventional lenses overpriced.

Hearing your coworkers, or family members talk about their new glasses you may be wondering about some of the terms or features they are mentioning such as Crizal, Varilux, SeeCoat or Nikon W.

We will take a closer look at what 30 years of lens progress has gotten us.

Conventional:

The process of making a conventional lens is a very hands-on routine. The lab technicians spend a great amount of time and skill to precisely apply your prescription to the correct lens material.

Lab technicians are in charge of making sure the materials they select for your lenses  are the most suitable to match your prescription. The lenses have to be laid out, placed with a tracer and then cut, marked, and blocked all before they can be processed. If all goes right, these tools get the Rx within 1/10 of a diopter of the actual prescription.  Then the lenses are placed in an anti molecule chamber to have scratch-resistant and anti glare added to them.

Digitally Surfaced Lenses

What a difference 30 years of research and development makes!

New digital lenses are created… digitally. Meaning the computer sets the markings, prescription and cutting electronically using a diamond point cutter creating a much clearer and more precise lens. With high-definition lenses, the prescription is placed in the back of the lens. High-definition lenses are semi custom made, due to the fact that they can be customized with the patients viewing distance, seg heights and specialty tasks. Because of this technological breakthrough, prescription lenses are now up to 10 more precise then conventional lenses.

As you now learned, its not the best to see your future, if you can’t see clearly!