G’Day, optical aficionados! If you’re as passionate about clear vision as we are, you’re in for a treat.
In this blog post, we’ll delve into the realm of Free-form and digital lens design, the cutting-edge in prescription glasses, and answer five critical questions. Whether you’re a single-vision lens wearer seeking unparalleled clarity or a multifocal enthusiast desiring optimal vision at every distance, The Optical Superstore has you covered. So, grab a cup of coffee (or bubble tea), settle in, and dive into the world of vision perfection!
One of the simplest ways to understand Free-form lenses is to look at your television. How So?
These days, a sleek, thin HD TV set is commonplace. Gone are the days of the old CRT-designed boxes that you had to drag into the corner of the room, taking up as much space as a recliner! And many families enjoy 4K and 8K awesomeness; this technology’s image sharpness, clarity, and colour results are phenomenal. Why? The sheer volume of pixels used to display the images on the screen means there is more capacity to develop that deeper level of detail and colour difference.
Similarly, free-form lens generating and manufacturing processes allow for more of the frame details, prescription information, and lens form specifications to go into the production of your glasses—this, too, results in a higher level of clarity and vision precision for your eyes.
Traditional lens manufacturing incorporates restricted calculations; limited primarily to the prescription, the front and back curvature of the lens material, and basic frame measurements. Often, in the cases of strong prescriptions, the end result—whilst above minimum optical standards—leaves a lot to be desired regarding comfort, appearance, weight, thickness, and overall quality.
A discerning glasses wearer who truly values clarity, quality, and comfort demands more—as they should.
Free-Form lens manufacturing shatters the limitations of conventional lens design and production. The process involves computer programs to calculate and control the design, layout, and lens form for single-vision glasses, multifocals, and any new generation of lens design in between. We can also refer to this design of lens as digital lenses.
The manufacturing (cutting and glazing) process is also highly computerised, allowing for precise customisation and adjustments. Consider the attention to detail a tailor may take to craft a bespoke suit. Precise measurements result in the perfect fit. Free-form lens manufacturing requires results in a highly personalised optical appliance. A pair of Free-form lenses are unrivalled in clarity and comfort compared to the same prescription in traditional lens manufacturing principles.
Free-Form technology takes that ‘plain old pair of hefty reading glasses‘ to new heights. It also delivers dramatic improvements with wrap-design sunglasses by navigating the challenge of barrel distortion, induced by the wrap shape of the lenses and frame curve. With Free-Form lenses, every point of your lens can be optimised for crisp clarity. This means no more compromise across the prescription for your distance vision or reading tasks. The result? A level of visual clarity that makes seeing a joy to behold.
For those rocking multifocals, Free-Form lenses are the ultimate game-changer. Like switching from a basic phone to a smartphone, Free-Form lenses bring multifocal clarity into the digital age. One common drawback of multifocals for some, however, is the distortion around the peripheral edges of a multifocal lens design.
Thanks to advanced computation and the ability to assign and reduce where the distortion patterns appear throughout the lens layout, today’s Free-form lens technology provides a seamless transition (or graduation) between distance, intermediate, and near vision. The days of narrow viewing zones butted up against overly-distracting blurry areas are long gone!
The Optical Superstore brings you the future of optical perfection. Imagine having a lens design tailored to your unique visual profile, as distinct as your fingerprint. Free-Form lens manufacturing makes it possible. With cutting-edge technology and a dash of optical wizardry, your lenses and frame choices undergo personalised measurement and computation, paving the way for lenses that truly align with your visual world.
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transformative visual experience.
Digitally-designed prescription lenses using Free-form technology have the power to transform your world. And, The Optical Superstore is your gateway to the future of optical excellence. So, why wait?