It’s a fact of modern society that we’re all spending more time in front of digital screens at work, home and play. While handheld devices were the dominant device a few years ago (requiring close viewing at the visual center-line), we’ve evolved our usage to encompass numerous screens simultaneously, including laptops, tablets, TVs, video gaming consoles, and more. A new term was even coined “second screening” to describe this phenomenon, where television watchers use a secondary digital device, such as a smartphone or tablet, at the same time. This multi-screen connectivity poses unique visual challenges for presbyopes.
Enhanced Visual Acuity and Comfort in a Digital World
A multi-device lifestyle requires eyewear that emphasizes the near- and intermediate-near areas of vision to provide greater comfort, while minimizing eyestrain when engaging with these devices. In the past, a combination of short progression and lateral falloff of addition power in progressives made the area of useful intermediate vision rather small. This forced progressive lens wearers using multiple devices to make frequent horizontal and vertical head movements, often leading to fatigue, muscle pain, and an overall frustrating visual experience.
OptiScreen Technology pushes addition power up and out without increasing peripheral aberrations, allowing expanded areas of intermediate addition power to provide clearer viewing of screens in any configuration. As a result, wearers no longer need to turn their head and/or reposition the device to see screens clearly. OptiScreen also reduces the need for wearers to awkwardly adjust their posture and movements, ensuring an easier and more comfortable viewing experience.
With OptiScreen Technology, we’ve achieved the sweet spot—expanded near- and intermediate-near areas of vision—in Unity Via II Progressives to enhance the visual experience in today’s increasingly digital world.
In our next post, we’ll take a closer look at InnoVue Technology and how its customized approach to progressive lens design further enhances and expands patients’ visual experience.
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