|This lens is ideal for those who spend a good portion of their day using a digital device.|
Nikon’s DigiLife is a lens for ‘real life.’
Are your patients looking for a progressive lens designed to fit both their visual needs and their lifestyle? Most progressive lenses concentrate on providing a full range of focusing from distance through near. However, in today’s world, that’s not enough. From kids to senior citizens, smartphones, laptops, and tablets keep people connected both personally and professionally. One of the biggest challenges is how these devices are placing a greater demand on intermediate vision.
Thanks to new technology developed by Nikon Optical, ECPs are able to offer patients an option for seeing not only their electronic devices clearly but also the fine print in books, on product labels, etc. The DigiLife lens enables ECPs to offer patients a lens fit for “real life.”
Most progressive lens wearers lead a very active lifestyle and, until now, did not have the option to choose a progressive lens that favored intermediate vision. DigiLife provides the balance of all-day, all-distance performance with exceptional intermediate vision as the core of its design. This makes this lens ideal for those who spend a good portion of their day using a digital device. The revolutionary new advances made by Nikon enable these patients to view their electronic devices or read smaller print with ease. According to Nikon, DigiLife offers a digital distance zone that is twice as wide as conventional lenses and provides wearers with 26% fewer aberrations than previous digital designs; vertical eye rotation is reduced by 64%. Wearers will also appreciate the quick and smooth focusing this lens provides on smartphones, computers, and tablets.
Each lens is personalized for the wearer’s prescription and unique fitting parameters. Not only is DigiLife easy to adapt to, it provides sharp, clear vision at all distances, and because the lens is customized for each patient, it feels comfortable and natural. DigiLife is offered in three corridor length options so there’s one that’s just right for any patient. The recommended minimum fitting heights for each are: 10mm minimum fit height: 13mm; 12mm minimum fit height: 15mm; 14mm minimum fit height: 17mm.
Nikon’s new Equi-View Optimization (EVO) is also what sets this lens apart from other progressive lenses. EVO technology enhances image sharpness by significantly reducing unwanted astigmatism and power errors. Its high-precision spectral mapping on the horizontal plane creates extra-wide and -smooth visual fields in and around the corridor entry point (intermediate).
DigiLife is customized to provide patients with personalized visual ergonomics. ECPs must provide a few mandatory measurements: prescription, far monocular PD, frame measurements, and segment heights. Optional measurements include the reading distance, near monocular PDs, vertex distance, pantoscopic tilt, and wrap angle. A variable inset is calculated automatically using the parameters provided by the ECP. Nikon’s NODE (Nikon Optical Design Engine) software fully optimizes the back surface of each lens and creates a topography unique to every pair of eyes. In the event the ECP does not provide custom measurements, default values will be applied.
Nikon offers a wide selection of materials and options for DigiLife. You’ll find it in clear and Transitions‘ gray, brown, and new graphite green in 1.50, polycarbonate, 1.60, 1.67, and 1.74, and in polarized 1.50 and 1.60. It’s also available in polycarbonate polarized. Rx ranges vary by lens material going as high as from +10.00D to -16.00D with up to a 6.00D cylinder, with adds up to 4.00D.
Modern lifestyles require modern lenses, like DigiLife.
Paul G. DiGiovanni is a licensed optician and the co-owner of DiGiovanni Optical Group in Philadelphia, PA.
WHERE TO FIND IT:
Nikon Optical USA, Inc.
877-767-8033 • nikonlenswear.us