Digital Lenses + Coatings

Digital Lenses

Digital (or free form) lenses are created by using a computerized, advanced lab process that yields complex, precisely produced lenses.

Digital lenses are now widely available in personalized progressive addition lenses (PALS) and single vision digital lenses.  

In addition, digital lenses use aspheric curves to enhance vision in all viewing zones while increasing the wearer‘s field of view. Plus, they offer flatter and slimmer lens options.

Recently, technology has been used to measure and develop individualized aspheric surfaces based on patient visual requirements. The resulting custom-made lenses, based on electronic and digitally provided data, are truly one-of-a-kind. 

Speak to any of our on-staff Opticians regarding the best lenses to suit your needs!

 

Blue Light Protection

Blue light protection lenses offer a protective shield that reduces glare and filters blue light from digital screens and artificial lights.

The Problem with Artificial Light

Most of us are now continuously connected to our digital technologies. This can cause headaches, dry eyes, blurred vision and eyestrain. The high-energy visible (HEV) artificial blue light emitted by digital device and fluorescent lighting is known today to have a negative impact on the retinal cells. Artificial light can also decrease contrast that can lead to eyestrain.

"Nearly 70% of American adults experience some form of digital eye strain due to prolonged use of electronic devices."      — THE VISION COUNCIL

How they work:

Blue Light Protection Lenses use a special coating to reflect a portion of the blue light emitted by digital devices and artificial light. This coating also incorporates scratch resistant and anti-glare benefits, giving you clearer vision while using digital devices.

A blue sheen and a minimal yellow hue on the lens are the proof of the lenses actively filtering part of the blue light.

Although these specialized lenses are similar to clear lenses, and can be worn indoors and outside, they have an additional benefit for activities related to digital screen usage.