These days, almost everything’s digital: banking, shopping, arranging travel — you name it. Even the process of designing and fabricating lenses for vision correction has gone digital in many cases, such as with HOYA, Zeiss and Varilux lenses. Here at Metropolitan Optical, a local DC optical store, we pride ourselves in keeping abreast of all the latest trends in lens technology. If you have a minute, we’d like to tell you a little bit about the advantages of today’s digitally-crafted optics. Though you may think you’re seeing well enough now, a peak through modern lenses could very well blow your mind. There’s more to vision correction than 20/20.
In the days before computer-assisted ophthalmology, the precision of measurements and lenses-crafting was relatively limited. This resulted in lenses that, while they could achieve 20/20 clarity, often still distorted things quite a bit, especially when you’re not looking straight ahead. (Think back to the first time you put on a pair of regular glasses or bifocals. Chances are the new view took a little getting used to.) Today, however, at Metropolitan Optical — your local DC optical store — we have the latest in measurement and lens grinding technology at our disposal. Not only has “going digital” allowed us to get an extremely detailed portrait of what’s wrong with your eyes, it has also allowed us to make lenses custom-fit to each person’s unique vision correction needs. Perceptually, this means vision correction with less distortion. Another benefit of new techniques is often reduced glare, which translates to more light coming into your glasses and better vision as a result.
When it comes to choices of next-generation, digitally designed and crafted eyeglasses, Metropolitan Optical is hard to beat. HOYA, Zeiss and Varilux are just a few of brands we carry. Wavefront, progressive and computer lenses are just a few of the styles available. Feeling overwhelmed by your options? It’s definitely understandable if you are, but no need to panic. You can be sure that we’ll answer all of your questions and help you get the glasses you need. Schedule an eye exam at our DC optical store today.