LEADING UK INDEPENDENT LAB CALEDONIAN OPTICAL LAUNCHES PIONEERING DIGITAL LENSES
Leading ophthalmic manufacturer Caledonian Optical has launched a new range of lenses which use the latest digital technology to create bespoke glasses for every lifestyle, including drivers, office workers, smartphone users and even hillwalkers.
Designed to improve both vision and comfort for customers, the Aberdeen-based laboratory is the first manufacturer in Scotland to provide Digital Ray Path 2 lenses across its whole product range.
The new range was created for work and leisure use in response to consumer trends, demand for choices to suit modern lifestyles and a desire to enhance the user’s experience of their eyewear.
The updated technology works across Caledonian Optical’s current suite of lens products but with enhanced features to improve vision and comfort.
The Digital Ray Path 2 lenses minimise the effect of oblique aberrations and are optimised for the wearer’s entire accommodative object space, with virtual elimination of peripheral blur.
The result is thinner, lighter Ultra HD lenses which are customised for the individual parameters of each customer, including material, base curve and frame.
Mark Robertson, head of manufacturing at Caledonian Optical said: “The Digital Ray Path 2 acts as an ultra-HD lens, sharpening focus, eliminating blurring at the edges and minimising the ‘swim effect’, while adopting a thinner and lighter design for a high-quality finish.”
While prescription strength is unique to the individual, the lab is going the extra mile for patients to raise awareness of the importance of specific lenses, such as those for driving or prolonged screen time.
The product range has been created to suit a variety of lifestyles, including the HD:SV Drive 2.0, a fully personalised premium lens specifically designed for frequent drivers.
This lens reduces the effects of night myopia by incorporating a specific night vision zone, allowing drivers to experience a greater visual quality and less visual fatigue when driving.
Customers who experience visual fatigue when reading, playing video games or working at a computer may benefit from Serene 2.0, an anti-fatigue design that has been calculated to reduce visual fatigue produced by a continuous accommodating effort.
Zone Mobile 2.0 has been developed specifically for users of electronic devices, providing expanded near and intermediate visual fields. Combined with a smooth transition, this allows wearers to change focal distance in a more agile way.
For hillwalkers and climbers, the Zone Extended 2.0 lens has been specially developed for experienced progressive wearers who want extra-wide distance vision. It provides panoramic high-performance distance vision for traveling or enjoying landscapes.
Mr Robertson added: “Our new lenses are suitable for anyone who requires a prescription but primarily, it’s all about adding a tailored high-quality approach, increasing clarity and comfort for the wearer throughout their everyday life.
“The benefits are incredible. Previously people would have had to make unnecessary head movements to focus precisely but with the new Digital Ray Path 2 technology, the entire lens can accommodate the prescription.
“With excellent dynamic vision, easy transition between close objects and those further away, it’s a superior product and we’re incredibly proud to be the only optician in Scotland to offer it.”
Caledonian Optical specialises in premium digital lenses, offering an extensive range of lenses to suit individual’s needs.
From single vision lenses to occupational and varifocals, there are many options to choose from. In addition to driving and screen usage lenses, there are lenses that help balance near and far distance and personalised bespoke lenses, calculated to personal parameters for high precision focus.
Established in 1976, Caledonian Optical has grown to be one of the UK’s leading labs for the latest and innovative digital lenses using free-form technology.
The lenses are to order now.
For more information, visit https://www.caledonianoptical.com/
Issued on behalf of Caledonian Optical by BIG Partnership. For more information, please contact Rebecca Lewis on 07525 814009.
Notes to editors:
Caledonian Optical provides lenses to more than 200 clients across the UK.
With more than 40 years of lens manufacturing experience, Caledonian Optical is one of a select few independent laboratories that have harnessed the full capabilities of freeform technology enabling it to manufacture a portfolio of the latest high definition digital prescription lenses.
In 2015, the laboratory completed a major refurbishment with a second line of digital freeform surfacing equipment added to allow for increased efficiency, as well as investing in an in-house AR coating facility to provide quicker turnaround times.
During 2015 it also introduced ARC - the most advanced varifocal lens - to its portfolio, and has grown to become one of the largest ARC manufacturers in Europe.
Caledonian Optical was awarded a Made in Britain accreditation in 2016.