High Definition Lenses
A brief description of the types of high definition lenses we highly recommend at My Eye Xpert in Gurnee.
Eyecode technology is the most sophisticated single-vision lens available to wearers today. Six additional measurements are taken into account during lens surfacing, such as pantoscopic tilt, wrap, vertex distance, and eye dominance. These measurements are used to calculate a wearer’s unique prescription based on their new frame and wearing habits.
This lens design uses wave-front technology (a digital surfacing process) to eliminate all high order aberrations in the lens. Even with 20/20 vision, high order aberrations can cause “messy” light, especially in low-light conditions. Eliminating these aberrations can increase reaction time when driving. It also provides perfect clarity throughout the entire lens, whereas traditional lenses only have crisp vision in the very center.
Our practice is proud to offer the newest in progressive lens technology, the Varilux 4D. In addition to all the benefits offered with the Eyecode lenses, the technology goes many steps further.
In the past, progressive wearers have suffered from unwanted astigmatism in the periphery of their progressives- causing the dreaded “fishbowl” effect so many people have dealt with. The 4D offers the first progressive lens that provides virtually edge-to-edge clarity, offering vision for all distances that feels like single vision (as in the glasses you wore before you needed
This is achieved in many different ways:
Through Nanoptix technology- a process that breaks down the lens to its base components and surfaces each individually, making it possible to minimize unwanted astigmatism.
Taking eye dominance and frame positioning into account when surfacing lenses also makes it possible to achieve the best possible vision at all distances.
Lastly, measuring a patient’s wearing habits, such as their particular reading distance, is calculated into the prescription to offer the best progressive experience available today.
Lenses are a very necessary and personal choice. My Eye Xpert in Gurnee, Illinois has the experience to guide you toward eyewear selections that are comfortable and that work to complement your face. For help, schedule an appointment with your eye care provider and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.