Digitally Manufactured Progressive Lenses

Monday, March 2, 2015

Digitally Manufactured Progressive Lenses

As a patient all the new terms, advertising and lingo can be confusing. The way progressive (non-line) lenses are made has changed and it isn’t a gimmick. You may hear terms like free-form, direct to surface, high definition, digitally surfaced or digitally enhanced. Even lens brands and designs that were already on the market when this technology came out can now be digitally surfaced.

Your eyeglass professional, your licensed optician, will be able to help you navigate through all the new terminology so that you are educated enough to make informed decisions about your lenses. Lenses that outperform when compared to others do tend to be more costly so you always want to feel you know why you are spending the added dollars. Where you need to be more cautious is when you are purchasing a lens based on just price - even if it is a digital lens.

A digital process cannot improve a poorly designed or old designed lens and those types of digitally surfaced lenses are not worth the added dollars. Newer designed progressive lenses manufactured with digital technology do provide better end results compared to the older ways of manufacturing. Lens companies are able to provide a more accurate and more custom lens in a wider range of materials and lens features. These lenses provide crisp, sharp vision, much like when you compare HD TV’s to one another. We always recommend protecting your investment and vision by pairing your new progressive lenses with non-glare. Not only does it protect the surface of your lenses but it always enhances the way you look to others by eliminating glare and these lenses allow more light to reach your eye and since light helps create vision that is a good thing! Here at D’Ambrosio Eye Care our #1 selling digital progressive lens is the Varilux Physio DRx ™. This lens provides more natural vision, wider fields of sharp clear vision, less head movements and for first time progressive wearers that like those trendy smaller frames, these lenses are able to be fit into those too! Don’t sacrifice your style or vision for price the next time you are out shopping for a new pair of progressive lenses.

D'Ambrosio Eye Care provides eye care for patients throughout greater Boston, central and western Massachusetts with office locations at 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, Massachusetts 01523, 100 Powder Mill Road, Acton, Massachusetts 01720, 413 Main Street, Athol, Massachusetts 01331 and 74 Main Street, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440.