The iCentauri free-form series is available in single vision, progressive, office/computer, and anti-fatigue lenses.

Central Optical provides ECPs with a wide flexibility in lens design, customized customer care, and attractive pricing for its iCentauri lenses.

There’s a small revolution going on in the lens business. With large companies producing dozens of lenses designed and processed using free-form technology, some savvy labs are looking at producing their own designs. This gives them the opportunity to provide eyecare professionals (ECPs) the latest in lens designs at attractive prices while the labs, not some lens manufacturer, control their designs.

Using this logic, Central Optical has introduced the iCentauri line
of free-form lenses. As Central sees it, “It’s not about brand; it’s about performance.”

Three design levels are found in the iCentauri series. Level 1 (Basic) works from conventional patient measurements and applies limited free-form integration in the surfacing process. The patient will notice some reduced thickness and a wider field of vision, which is a minimum of 20% and is greater in some instances. The basic level does allow for some customization of corridor length in progressive addition lenses.

In addition to the benefits found in the basic line, Level 2 (Advanced) incorporates “User Power” optimization, which corrects the entire lens surface for accurate power across a wide range of eye movements. The patient will find that crisp, clear vision is available throughout the lens, not just near the optical center or fitting center.

Level 3 (the Ultimate series) incorporates patient position-of-wear measurements. Besides a routine monocular PD and fitting height, the ECP can also provide vertex distance, face form (wrap), and pantoscopic tilt angle. These measurements are then used to create a truly unique lens designed precisely for the patient.

Since the corridor is created during the surfacing process rather than during the molding of the lens blank, it can be tailored for individual frames. Related to variable corridor lengths, the fitting height can also be adjusted to best match a patient’s position-of-wear and frame measurements.

Custom decentering is another feature. With free-form surfacing, a wide range of decentering options become available. The decentered lens has reduced thickness, less of a “wedge” appearance, and decreased optical distortion.

In addition, free-form surfacing means significantly reduced lens blank stock. There is no need for lap tool inventories either. If done properly, free-form surfacing can reduce or almost eliminate the need for fining and polishing and greatly reduce off-power surfacing errors. All these lower processing costs can mean lower patient costs.

Central Optical offers the iCentauri free-form series in single vision, progressive, office/computer, and anti-fatigue lenses. These designs are available in polycarbonate, 1.60, 1.67, and CR-39® and Trivex® lens material in a wide range of base curves. Transitions® and polarized options are also offered.

As an added bonus, the company is even including Oc2+ anti-reflective treatment on all iCentuari lenses.

And to help ECPs grow their business with iCentuari, Central Optical will also provide marketing and educational materials.

Thanks to iCentauri free-form lenses, ECPs can offer patients great vision, the right design to meet their needs, and a price that won’t break their budget.

John Seegers is the owner of an educational services company and opticianworks.com and a licensed optician in Richmond, VA.

Central Optical
800-322-6678 • centraloptical.com


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