Newly Developed Eyeglass Prescription Process

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by Greg Wilkerson, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. Hello all,

    Recently, a local newscast featured a story on a new type of eyeglass
    prescription process. This process involved a laser scanning the eye
    and, using that data, generating a very accurate eyeglass lens
    prescription which would take into account the various anomalies (I
    assume lens imperfections and eye shape issues). They interviewed one
    person who had the process done and he indicated his vision had never
    been better. It did not catch where this process was being done (I
    think Texas). Has anyone here heard of this? What about the details?

    My reason for asking is I seem to have vision problems that are very
    difficult to correct. I'm not a candidate for any laser procedures
    (corneas are too thin). I wore contacts some time ago but quit when
    the larger soft lenses came out. I just couldn't get acceptable
    vision with those and they were a pain to put in (too thin and too big
    in diameter). My optometrist is a great guy and has gone above the
    call to help me out. We've tried all kinds of contact lenses, but to
    know avail. I'm getting ready to replace my current set of eyeglasses
    and this process, if it's all it's cracked up to be, sounds really

    I would greatly appreciate any insights.


    Greg Wilkerson
    Seeking 20/20
    Greg Wilkerson, Aug 15, 2006
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  2. Glenn -, Aug 15, 2006
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  3. Wow! That sounds great! Any idea on the costs?


    Greg Wilkerson, Aug 16, 2006
  4. Scott Seidman, Aug 16, 2006
  5. Greg Wilkerson

    ArsenalFire Guest

    The question should not be "Does it work?" but "Does it really give me
    any tangible visual benefits?" The technology is there to provide a
    "fingerprint" type Rx correcting for both the lower and higher order
    aberrations in spectacles, contact lenses, and with refractive surgery.
    The potential sticking point is that vision is not simply optics but
    optics combined with perception. Some people looking through a
    wavefront guided lens may find the vision disturbing, almost "too"
    clear. The skill of a practitioner in finding the best Rx for a
    patient is not in the collection of the test results, but in the
    decision making process that leads from the results to an Rx that
    provides clear, comfortable vision meeting all the patient's visual
    needs. Until an instrument can be developed to read the mind while
    measuring the refractive error, the value of using strictly
    mechanically determined optical parameters for the Rx will be limited.

    That being said, the potential is there for a refraction / laser-guided
    aberrometric combination process for determining the Rx and I hope the
    Optometry schools are considering this as they plan future curricula.
    ArsenalFire, Aug 16, 2006
  6. No. It is a scam.

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, Aug 16, 2006
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