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New Technology Improves Prescription Glasses

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Technology advancements have literally changed the world, making many aspects of our lives easier and more efficient. We can all think of examples of how new gadgets have simplified daily tasks. But for many people, enhancements in prescription glasses are opening their eyes to new sights.

During an eye exam, vision professionals evaluate your eyes to determine whether correction is needed to help you see better, and they look for signs of serious medical concerns. If vision correction is needed, you may benefit from one of these new options for prescription glasses.



  1. High-definition lenses – Many people wearing prescription eyeglasses complain about the clarity of their vision. Even though prescription glasses correct vision to 20/20, they may need high-definition lenses to correct higher-order aberrations. In simplest terms, aberrations are abnormalities in the eye that affect vision and may not be corrected through normal prescription eyewear. New high-definition lenses are designed to correct the aberrations and provide sharper vision in daylight or nighttime light conditions.
  2. Wavefront lenses – Using a computerized instrument, vision professionals project uniform light waves into the eye. This light reflects off the retina and the return wave of light is evaluated to identify vision imperfections, including higher-order aberrations. This information is used to create customized wavefront glasses with high-definition lenses.
  3. Computer glasses – Many people using a computer for an extended period of time experience eye strain, blurred vision, red eyes or headaches. These all are signs of computer vision syndrome. Now eye doctors can prescribe computer glasses to enhance your vision. However, computer glasses should not be used as a substitute for regular glasses, such as for driving, reading or exercising.
  4. Colorblindness corrective lenses – Approximately 32 million Americans have some degree of colorblindness. Many have learned to work around their deficiency, relying on others to identify colors their eyes don’t see. Now with colorblindness corrective lenses, people can see a range of colors, making activities that rely on color recognition more enjoyable, such as playing sports, exercising, or driving a vehicle.

Learn more about vision technology advancements.

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Computer Glasses: Relieving Computer Eye Strain
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New Glasses Transform The Way Colorblind People See The World