Many of us recently made resolutions to better our lives in this new year. Improving your visual “resolution” is what we do every day at Primary Eyecare.
Do you have a high-definition TV, or Apple’s “Retina display” on your i-device? Did you happen to upgrade to a “4K Ultra HD” television over the holidays? What about your eyesight, contact lenses, and eyeglasses? Are they allowing you to see all that there is to see?
The precision of your eyesight is ultimately limited by the lowest quality optical interface between your eyes and what you are viewing. If you’re using an outdated eyeglass/contact lens prescription, or are using poor quality lenses from the onset, you’ll only see as well as those optics allow. The high definition sources won’t improve the way you see.
The Primary Eyecare Purpose Statement includes the following:
“The purpose of Primary Eyecare is to optimize the gift of sight as much as technologically possible in each of our patients, and ensure sustained ocular health to the best that modern healthcare allows for.”
Technology & Experience To Provide Your Best Possible Visual Performance
We start by using instrumentation with state-of-the-art technology to determine how light is optimally refracted (bending of light rays) into each patient’s eyes. While that computerized technology is fantastic, ultimately the direct responses from you make your prescription individually tailored. Guidance by your doctor through the refraction process helps to accurately determine your final prescription for ultimate clarity– something an app will never do. Computers and apps don’t take into account the ambient lighting conditions, the natural posture of your head, how far you sit from a computer, and dozens of other subjective factors that allow our doctors to precisely customize your prescription.
Highest Quality Optical Lenses
Next, we offer the highest quality, digitally-surfaced ophthalmic eyeglasses lenses, and we use the most sophisticated lens manufacturing processes scientifically available to deliver consistent optical clarity. Digitally surfaced lenses minimize the aberrations and distortions that occur naturally in all optical systems. Minor inaccuracies in optics can lead to big problems– think about the Hubble Telescope Mirror problem! In some optical instruments, focus is measured in fractions of a millimeter.
Our doctors and opticians strongly recommend the best non-glare (anti-reflective) treatments available today, which are often integrated directly into the matrix of the lenses rather than on the lens surface. Like your cell phone camera lens or professional-grade camera lenses, your eyes deserve and benefit from maximum light transmittance and glare reduction. While you can purchase less expensive lenses that do not provide glare-reduction, these actually reduce the amount of light reaching your eyes, and have a negative impact on your vision.
The Most Advanced Contact Lens Technology & Fabrication
In the contact lens arena, we prescribe lenses that are designed and manufactured with an “aspheric” optical surface. These lenses eliminate spherical aberrations which are inherent in any optical system. Good examples of aspherically designed contact lenses are Bausch+Lomb’s BioTrue ONEday daily disposable, and the Ultra monthly disposable contact lenses. We also prescribe “toric” (astigmatism) contact lenses for patients with low or high levels of astigmatism, to optimize the way light is focused in our patient’s eyes.
So if you’ve invested in a new HD TV or high resolution smart phone, give yourself the ability to see all that you can see. Trust the professional staff and high-quality eye glasses and contact lenses available locally at Primary Eyecare to make your “Resolution” high definition every day.
Click here to schedule an appointment to improve your Optical Resolution. We look forward to “seeing” you this year.