Lens Technology


Lens technology has come a long way.  Traditional lens manufacturing involved using a semi finished lens blank that was molded using glass molds.  The lens would then go to the surface finishers and polishers to complete the grinding process.  This process did not allow for any customization of the progressive designs.  Traditional surfacing had many limitations.

High definition lenses are now the latest in lens technology.  Consider the improvements that have occurred in television.  The addition of sound, color, screen size and image definition allow us to experience higher quality entertainment.  Digital technology provides high definition imagery and clear surround sound for a more natural “live action” feel to what we are viewing.  The same advances in television technology can be incorporated when explaining the advances in high definition lenses.  The precisely made and personalized surfaces of high definition lenses may help to reduce aberrations that limit field of view or cause starbursts.  High definition lenses can also reduce or eliminate halos and comet-shaped distortions of lights at night.  The end result is that high definition lenses may provide sharper image quality, better peripheral vision, improved contrast sensitivity and less glare at night.

Virtually anyone who wears eyeglasses is a good candidate for high definition lenses.

In addition to the design and quality of high definition lenses there are many additions also available to help enhance the look and visual quality of your new lenses.  Including anti reflective coatings which allow 90% more light transmission allowing you to see better;  high index lens material which can reduce the thickness of your lenses; transition lenses allow you to go from indoor to outdoor, transitioning to a tinted lens while outdoors.

We would like to introduce Jordan Hughes, O.D. and Holly Hughes, O.D.!  Now scheduling so call today!


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Helpful Tip

Myth: Wearing glasses too much will make the eyes “dependent” on them.

Fact: Refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness, or astigmatism) change as kids get older. Many variables come into play, but most of this change is likely due to genetics and continues despite wearing glasses earlier or later or more or less. Wearing glasses does not make the eyes get worse.


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