PixelOptics’ Revolutionary Electro-active Lenses Technology May Replace Progressive Lenses
An amazing new development is underway in eyeglass lens technology which may revolutionize the visual experience for those who wear progressives. PixelOptics has developed an eye glass lens that can actually change its prescription as the viewer changes viewing tasks!
Electro-active lenses, unlike progressives, are lenses that dynamically change prescription strengths in response to a cue from the wearer, such as a slight tilt of the head. A small balance-sensitive “tilt switch” is concealed in the temple of the eyeglass frame. When activated, these micro-electronics will cause a change in electric field of liquid crystal molecules within the actual lens. This in turn changes the density of the lens material, resulting in “electro-activation” of the lens’s reading power. Tilting the head back up switches “off” the near reading power, and the lens reverts back to its distance power. This all happens in the blink of an eye. The reported benefits of electro-active lenses are wider distance and near fields of vision (2X wider than conventional progressives), wider intermediate fields of vision (up to 10X wider than conventional progressives) and up to 100% less distortion.
This new technology will likely not be widely available for a few more years. We will stay on top of any developments and bring you updates as they become available.
In the meantime, why settle for a “conventional” progressive? Our patients are finding huge advantages in switching to Digital Custom Progressives. These lenses are custom made from scratch using computerized technology generated from precise in-office measurements. The results are impressive – wider reading areas and up to 60% less distortion than typical progressives.
Your eyes are too important to wait. Come and see us to discuss how the latest eyewear technology can benefit your life.