Lenses, Then Now and the Future

Mr Andrew Sanders FBDO

With the boom in digital devices, mobile phones and sport activities our lifestyles and visual demands have changed exponentially over the last 20 years. This presentation looks at how lenses designs have developed to satisfy the needs of our patients and how consideration of frame fitting parameters combined with advanced surfacing techniques and lens coatings can provide the very best visual experience for our patients.

Learning objectives:
  • To understand how freeform lens surfacing has revolutionised modern lens designs. To understand the benefits of low add boost and occupational lens designs and to understand that designs have different degressions. To raise awareness of new lens “finishes” that enhance lens performance To understand that asthenopic complaints can be reduced by modern lens designs
  • By understanding modern lens designs will be able to avoid situations where expectations cannot be met