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What’s the difference between a traditional lens and a digital lens?

digital lensesBen Curtis, the optician at Wesson-Mothershed Eye Center 

A digital lens is a much more precise technology. 

The surfacing of a traditional lens is when your prescription is ground into the lens. 

Meaning, your prescription will be correct, but those lenses are crafted with a more ballpark estimate. The edge is designed with one variance of power across the entire lens, so not every part is verified for accuracy. You may not notice it that much, but your vision will feel smoother at different parts of the lens and worse at other parts.

The digital option is so much crisper and clearer as the lens is built from the ground up based on your prescription, so every aspect of the lens is calculated exactly.  

This means your lens and the frame you choose will work with your prescription to the hundredth of a diopter of power. That's really fine detail!

This ensures that you have the crispest, clearest, vision possible.

Our goal is that your field of view is as crisp and clear as it can be all the way, across the lens.