iD LifeStyle 2 Lenses are made possible by HOYALUX iD technology. They have a patented approach to lens design based on the understanding that no two eyes are exactly the same. Here are two options:
For active individuals who frequently shift their focus between near and far objects.
Clarity lenses are designed to meet the visual needs of those who lead active lifestyles, providing wider and clearer fields of vision when looking ahead and into the distance.
If you’re a sports or outdoor enthusiast – or you’re just “on-the-go” all the time – and fine print is becoming more difficult to read, ask us if Clarity lenses are right for you.
Folks who primarily focus on objects and tasks that are regularly arm’s length away will find Harmony lenses a good choice. Harmony lenses are designed for those who already wear progressive lenses, and are seeking additional comfort with transitions between near, intermediate and distance viewing.
If you frequently perform tasks at arm’s length – like reading a book or using a tablet device – and you’d appreciate a broader, more comfortable near zone of vision to help you see the details, ask us if Harmony lenses are righ
Most people can wear their progressive lenses comfortably, there are a number of others who become dizzy and motion sick when they walk around with their eyeglasses. If this sounds like you, ask us about the newest HOYA progressive lens that dramatically improves your quality of vision like no other lens has ever done.
If fine print keeps getting fuzzier, you may have presbyopia, a common condition that can be corrected with bifocal lenses. These ‘lined’ lenses let you focus on both near and distant objects, but there is no “in between” viewing area. Plus, everybody stares at those lines across your eyeglasses because bifocals are for “old people” and you are not old!
The invention of bifocals is credited to Benjamin Franklin in the late 1700’s – that is some old technology! Now, progressive lenses feature an intermediate or ‘transition region’ that allows your eyes to focus in the area in between near and far distances. Progressives, or “no-line bifocals,” have a gradual curvature across the lens surface and provide not only clearer vision at near and far distances, but also smooth, comfortable transitions in between.
Today you can find factory molded progressive lenses at many major retailers and even on the Internet. These old-school progressive lenses are made for average prescription powers, standard fitting parameters, and limited frame sizes. Fortunately, all progressive lenses are not created equal!
What Makes HOYA Progressive Lenses Different?
HOYA has taken a research-oriented approach to progressive lens development. Rather than relying on traditional lens fabrication techniques, they have revolutionized progressive lens design technology, enabling practices like ours to offer more precise vision correction to each and every patient.
In addition they have developed a line of customized progressive lenses, made possible by HOYALUX iD technology. This new technique analyzes and then simulates the way your eyes see. Then using their patented Integrated Double Surface design process (IDS) your new lenses are shaped exclusively for the way you view the world. It’s the first technology to shape your lens design on both the front and back surface, which results in more comfortable transitions between near and far distances, noticeably wider viewing zones, and the virtual elimination of blurring and swaying sensations in your peripheral vision.
Think about it this way – old technology only utilizes one side of the lens to help you see. HOYA puts both sides of the lens to good use so you can see even better – two sides are better than one!t for you.
Will you be turning “29 again” this year? If you notice you’re struggling to read fine print or making adjustments between distances you may have a condition called presbyobia. Don’t worry, it’s not scary and believe it or not everyone will get it eventually! Presbyobia most commonly starts to set in around age 40. That’s when you’d consider getting bifocals or readers. No way, you don’t want those glasses hanging on a chain around your neck do you?
Good News! We offer HOYA progressive lenses. HOYA is the technology leader in making lenses that eliminate the need for granny glasses or fumbling around with multiple pairs. If you are sensing a change in your vision and are feeling uncomfortable in situations, like night time driving or adjusting from reading to quickly looking up into the distance let’s talk about:
the types of lenses HOYA has for you
the technology used to customize your lenses
other benefits of HOYA lenses — scratch resistance, protection from blue light, reduce glare, dirt and smudges
options for you before presbyopia sets in
We have lenses that can be customized to your lifestyle!
The Hoya iD Lifestyle 2 Lenses (you missed out on LifeStyle 1… they have innovated since!) have two core options: Clarity and Harmony. Clarity lenses are designed to meet the visual needs of those who lead active lifestyles, providing wider and clearer fields of vision when looking ahead and out into the distance. Typically people who are new presbyopes have success with Clarity.
Harmony lenses are designed for those folks who already wear progressive lenses, and are looking to have more balance between all viewing zones – near, intermediate and distance.
Tell us about your vision needs! We want to celebrate your lifestyle with lenses that work for you.
Start with a couple of lens blanks and a frame. Making a lens blank with the correct prescription can take 2-14 days depending on the materials used, special coating and power of the prescription. If the prescription of the lens blank is incorrect or there is a tiny, tiny, scratch…. WE START ALL OVER.
Make sure the right lens goes in the the correct side of the frame. Reversing the lenses is a BIG, BIG, no-no. Block the lens correctly, or…. WE START ALL OVER.
Trace the frame to get a pattern of the lens shape. If we get a bad trace the lens shape will not fit into the frame. Bad frame = Bad trace = WE START ALL OVER.
Once the frame is traced, plug in all the correct settings to match the prescription. The distance between the two eyes and the height of the lens placement , how much curve is on the lens will dictate the placement of the lens bevel. All settings must be made correctly at this stage; any error in the calculations… WE START ALL OVER from the beginning.
Now we chuck the lens and cross our fingers for a good cut. What can happen? Mechanical failure, cracked/shattered lens, lens can slip while cutting, the lens is cut too small … any error here… WE START ALL OVER.
Start to disassemble the frame so we can insert the finished lens. Don’t lose those little screws. I have spent too much time crawling on the floor looking for a tiny screw. For some unknown reason screws have the capability of jumping many feet. Imperfections in the frame need to be corrected here… sometimes its easy to take a frame apart but, very hard to reassemble.
Aww shucks… came out a little big. Seems to be a little too big to fit in the frame. We must reinsert the lens into the edger and re-size the lens a little smaller in 0.5mm steps. If we get too aggressive and size the lens too small… Guess what? WE START ALL OVER from the beginning.. Yippee… after a little bit of resizing the lens fits perfect.
The lens needs to be touched up by hand to have that perfect fit and finish. Almost done… can’t screw up here. Otherwise, WE START ALL OVER..
Wrestle with the frame and reinsert the tiny screw. OH YEAH! Don’t scratch that lens with the screw driver. Scratch the lens then we get to … START ALL OVER.
Check to be sure the prescription is correct and all landmarks are perfect. If the power is incorrect or the lens rotated while it was cut…. we can’t accept the lens and …WE START ALL OVER.
Hopefully, everything goes smooth (Murphy’s Law) and you are ALL PAU.