Despite what the name suggests, digital lenses won’t get you online or take pictures, but they may help you see better. The first thing to know is: there’s really nothing digital about them. They just correct your vision with less distortion because they’re more highly customized for your specific eyes. They’re perfect for bifocals because they give your eyes a larger “sweet-spot” where your vision is just right. We also use them for wrap-around sunglasses, which can have distortion problems in the corners and they can even improve single-vision prescriptions.
Think about traditional lenses as an old tube television. It worked well enough, and the picture was OK—until you compared it to your new HD TV. Like the new TV technology, digital lenses increase clarity. Yaou’ll also feel less eye strain because they’ll have less peripheral distortion. If you’ve been putting off the switch to bifocals, or are just bored with your current glasses, stop in! Our opticians can answer your questions about digital lenses and help you find the perfect pair of frames to hold them!
5 Things to Know About Digital Lenses
- Digital lenses are lighter and thinner than traditional lenses.
- Additional labor associated with more custom work makes them a slightly more expensive than conventional lens designs, usually about $70 to $100 more.
- Digital lenses are available for any vision prescription and are the ideal choice for bifocal wearers.
- Digital lenses are manufactured across the full width of the lens, providing a wider field of crisp, clear vision (even peripherally!)
- Digital lenses are used in all frame shapes and sizes and can be left clear for everyday use or tinted for sunglasses.