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Digitally Surfaced Lenses &
Free-Form Technology.

Free-form is a revolutionary digital manufacturing process that uses computer-aided design and surfacing to create high-level, customized eyeglass lenses with your unique prescription. Think of it as a tailor for your eyes. Just like you can take an off-the-rack pair of pants and have it customized to fit your specific measurements, you can now have lenses made customized for your specific prescription and frames.

In contrast, digitally surfaced lenses are high-definition lenses that are created with state-of-the-art equipment, using a diamond-point lathe cutter controlled by computer software. The prescription is carved into the back of the lens blank. Your lenses can be created specifically for your vision needs and the lab does not have to use a pre-made lens to start with, nor are premade tools used to polish the lenses, so they are polished within 1/100th of a diopter of your actual prescription, 10 times more accurate than conventional lenses.

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Traditional Versus Digital Lenses.

Digitally surfaced lenses can be created for just about anyone who wears glasses, no matter if they need single vision or progressive lenses. The lenses can be created from thin and light materials, which means more comfort for all-day wear. They can also receive non-glare treatments, tints, and they can adjust to changes in lighting conditions with photochromic technology. These lenses will be sharper and will provide a larger field of view than traditionally surfaced lenses.

Benefits of Customized
Free-form Lenses.

Many leaders in the vision industry expect free-form technology to be the next revolution in vision correction. In addition to the improved visual clarity that customized free-form lenses provide, you can expect:

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  • Exceptional night/low light vision: Free-form lenses can reduce glare and halo effects caused by light sources at night, such as car headlights.
  • Exceptional contrast perception: Free-form lenses can sharpen vision.
  • Exceptional color vision: Free-form lenses can maximize the optics built into your lenses, providing brighter and more intense colors.
  • While everyone can benefit to a certain extent from customized lenses, people with complex prescriptions and progressive wearers will notice the greatest visual improvements.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the right time to consider cataract surgery?

Most cataracts develop slowly and don’t disturb your eyesight early on. But with time, cataracts will eventually interfere with your vision. When your quality of life becomes affected, Quigley Eye Specialists recommends treatment.

Is cataract surgery covered by insurance?

There are many lens procedures to choose from. However, only one is covered by insurance, which is the standard mono-focal intraocular lens. This lens gives you distance vision, but you will need glasses for near and intermediate tasks.

Other options, such as SmartLens® procedures, which include multi-focal intraocular lenses, can give you a full-range of vision free from glasses. These lens options are considered an upgrade by your insurance company. This means that your insurance company will cover the surgery, but you will need to finance or pay out-of-pocket for the upgraded lens procedure.

What is the surgical process like?

During surgery, our surgeons will remove the cataract with a technique called phacoemulsification, also known as small-incision cataract surgery. For most individuals, no anesthesia will be required. The eye is numbed with a topical eye drop, so you won’t feel a thing! After the eye is numbed, a small self-sealing incision is made and the cataract is broken into microscopic particles using high-energy sound waves. These particles are then gently suctioned from the eye.

What type of lenses are available?

During your cataract evaluation, your Quigley Eye Specialists’ surgeon will talk with you about which SmartLens procedure may be best for you depending upon your lifestyle, the health of your eyes, and whether you want to be free from glasses or lower your dependency upon them. After your evaluation, your surgeon may recommend one of the following:

HD Lens: High definition lenses enable patients to enjoy up to 20 percent wider vision channel for both intermediate and near distances.

Symfony Lens: This lens takes 24 days to make and gives you great distance and intermediate vision with less glare for night driving.

Multi-focal IOL: Excellent lens with an Abbe number of 55, the multi-focal gives you near, intermediate and distance vision.

Toric Lens: This lens corrects astigmatism while giving you good distance vision.

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