WE MAKE BESPOKE

We use progressive lenses made using nanotechnology which offer far more precise distance vision, wider fields of vision and an optimised reading zone compared to previous generations of lenses. The top-of-the-range bespoke lenses require additional measurements to be taken such as angle of gaze, computer distance and sat-nav position.

PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES HAVE CAUGHT UP

TAILOR-MADE LENS DESIGNS

THE IMPORTANCE OF CENTRATION

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN

WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN PROVIDING THE MOST ACCURATE PROGRESSIVE LENSES. HERE’S HOW WE DO IT…

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CONSULTATION

This ensures that the prescription takes into account all focusing requirements, history, feedback from previous glasses, and a thorough understanding of the visual requirements of the wearer. The optometrist needs to have an extensive and current knowledge of all of the lens types available and we pride ourselves on this!

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LENS SELECTION

Optimum lens selection is chosen by discussion during the visual analysis. There are subcategories of progressive lenses: some that range from computer distance to closeup, others specific for driving and the dashboard, perhaps for a music stand at 80cm and to see the conductor as well. Or a good all-rounder. It’s all done to discussion. Often a single-focus lens would be recommended.

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3D DESIGN

In recent years there’s been a revolution in progressive lens design - using 3D computer-aided design, advanced lenses are now designed with minimum distortion and have wide zones of clarity to reduce any visual discomfort. In parallel with improved design is improved manufacturing - using nanotechnology, the sophisticated designs can be made with accuracies of microns.

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MEASUREMENT

We use the most current digital measurement techniques, accurate to 0.1mm, to ensure lens positioning accuracy. Gone are the days of a pen being used on the lens and crude handheld ruler measurements. We measure reading distance, computer distance and height, dashboard distance, neck angle, all using sophisticated measuring methods. The refraction is measured using the latest Nidek instrumentation and Adam can refract accurately to 0.125 Dioptre, which is more accurate than usual.

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GLAZING

If the lenses aren’t cut with the same precision as the measurements, errors will creep in. Again, we only use the latest digital methodology to ensure glazing accuracy. We always take into account contrast sensitivity and low illumination variation, such as during night driving.