Lens Technologies with SUBSTANCE!

Believe it or not, that magical word “FREEFORM” has been in our optical lives now for…18 years!!! [I know – where does time go!?]
A few years after the emergence of freeform technology we acquired the ability to map vari-focal/multifocal/PALs in 3 dimensions (with the introduction of compensated powers) – and this added another dimension to the ‘freeform revolution’.
Since then…? Well not a lot of any great substance, if we’re being honest. Plenty of concepts, of course, from the theory of distinct ‘right and left lenses’ to the ‘dominant eye’ principle, but nothing that has really stuck.
So is that all about to change in 2016?
Well, here at Optik Mizen we hope so – at least for independent practices.
Now that manufacturing back-surfaced multifocal lenses using spherical semi-finished blanks has become the industry standard, the optical limitation of fixed front curvature has become an issue for prescriptions with a significant reading addition. At Optik Mizen, we have developed OPUS CURVE TECHNOLOGY to adapt the front surface of our multifocal lenses in order to maintain the optimal base curve at each and every position throughout the corridor. This can make a significant difference to patients with a reading addition of 2.00 and above (and sometimes those more ‘demanding’ patients with lower additions).
The other technology that is providing us with extremely positive feedback is our MATRIX ASSIMILATE lens. By analysing the exact frame shape (as opposed to selecting a rough approximation shape “x”), we are able to push stable Rx zones – that would be cut out of lenses ordered by approximate shape – back inside the lens area, forcing unwanted astigmatism to the outer areas that get cut away when glazing. This Matrix for blogenables us to create significantly WIDER fields of vision (in all zones) than would otherwise be possible. And perhaps best of all, as it’s only
available from OPTIK MIZEN you can rest assured that it will remain available ONLY to independent practices. Of course, we need either a trace (oma, xml) or the actual frame itself in order to create MATRIX ASSIMILATE, but the resulting vision can really deliver the “wow factor” to the patient.
For more information on the above technologies (or any other aspect of the OPTIK MIZEN portfolio) don’t hesitate to drop me an email: rob.harnett@optikmizen.com

Rob Harnett (Director)