Four Things to Know About Digital ophthalmic Lenses

Digital ophthalmic lenses

Are you suffering from Eye Strain? Have you been experiencing blurred vision, tired eyes, dry eyes and even neck strain?

We live in a tech-focused world, where smartphones, tablets, PCs, and laptop computers are an integral part of our lives. According to a 2016 report by Nielson Company, adults in America spend up to 10 hours each day on digital devices. This puts an unnatural strain on our eyes. This strain and its consequences are now being referred to by doctors as Digital Eye Strain. So what is the solution to this troublesome condition? Enter digital lenses.

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 1. Biggest Improvement in Eyewear in many decays

High definition lenses also known as digital lenses have been referred to by many opticians and Optometrists as the biggest improvement in eyewear in 100 years. In the last 100 years, lens material moved from glass to composite, to standard plastic and polycarbonate materials.

However, the introduction of high definition glasses has been a game changer in the entire industry. HD glasses do more for the wearer than any other glasses have been able to do in the past. HD glasses are 15x more accurate at resolving compared to standard progressive lenses.

2. Digital Glasses are Custom-Made According to Your Eye Needs

In order for a precise pair of digital glasses to be made for you, you’ll first need to undergo a comprehensive eye examination. This will include the regular eye tests, as well as a digital scan of your eyes. This allows for lenses to be custom made to fit your unique eye conditions whether nearsighted, astigmatic, or farsighted.

The scan and technology used will take into consideration things such as pantoscopic tilt, Rx, vertex distance and eye movement pattern, to make digital lenses that are unique. These are all functions that cannot be incorporated into a traditional progressive lens, making HD lenses far superior to all the conventional products on the market today.

3. Your Eyes Adapt to Digital Lenses Faster

Gone are the days of having to spend weeks with an uncomfortable pair of glasses while your eyes try to get used to them. Studies conducted by the University of California Berkeley indicate that people have a preference for digital lenses because the eyes adapt to them faster. So if you’re looking for lenses that’ll give you a wider visual field and won’t take long to get used to, then consider digital lenses.

4. You’ll Want an Experienced Optician to fit These Lenses

Digital lenses are very sensitive, and errors in any calculations pertaining to your lenses will be translated to the lens during the lens making process. To get the best digital lenses you’ll need to find an experienced optician who has worked with such lenses before.

The optician must have good design software, and must also be able to measure and take all the necessary regular parameters without any errors. Furthermore, they should also be able to prescribe a good frame that’ll complement the designed lenses.

The world of digital lenses promises to revolutionize the way people with eye sight problems experience the world. The technology is still new, but working with an experienced optician, will go a long way in ensuring that you get the best fit possible.

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