It is one of the common truths that small things and intricate details often make a noticeable difference. This also applies to spectacles. Some important features distinguish simple glasses from a premium quality, customised pair of glasses that delivers significant benefits. You may wonder how better glasses can also improve the quality of your life. Certainly, a budget priced pair of mass produced spectacles will restore your vision and is highly affordable. After you have had vision problems for a while, you will enjoy being able to see again. What more can you expect? Is even better vision an attainable goal?
Yes, it is and it is indeed possible to achieve it. Your eyes actually deliver all of the optical information to the brain. In the brain the information is interpreted and converted into spatial visual impressions. Actually, the quality of the visual impression the brain generates is directly linked to the quality of the information it receives.
The perfect interaction of both eyes is of critical importance. The brain’s ability to create perfect three-dimensional images and its natural spatial perception of all life situations are contingent upon it.
"In the past, whenever I tried to watch TV lying on my side on the couch, I found it impossible to see the images on the screen clearly – they were all strangely distorted. My new pair of spectacles with premium quality ZEISS lenses has solved this problem. Now I can relax and watch TV from any position on the couch I find comfortable," says Manuela D., a severely nearsighted patient.
Our ability to perceive the depths of rooms as well as the size of and distances from objects correctly is contingent upon our spatial vision. However, every eye is just as unique as a fingerprint. This has to be factored into the equation when a pair of glasses is manufactured. In addition to conventional vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, innovative measuring devices have the capacity to also include more complex issues and can align the spectacles with the needs of the affected eye much more precisely.
As a result, patients receive spectacles that give them clearer, more brilliant vision and richer contrasts.
The optimum alignment of spectacles is particularly important for progressive or varifocal spectacles. Those who wear glasses with progressive power lenses to support both their close-up and distance eyesight require progressive lenses that are designed to interact optimally with the wearer‘s lines of vision across all individual lens ranges so that the visual impression generated is as perfect as it can be. Wearers of progressive lenses frequently suffer headaches or have difficulty climbing stairs. Opting for customised lenses can greatly enhance their quality of life. The benefits are evident in excellent depth perception as well as much more natural and more relaxed visual impressions. For the eyes this means a lot less stress and fatigue. Glasses of such superior quality are also much more comfortable.
Did you know that a study by research institution Ifd-Allensbach determined that in 2008, only 49% of people asked in a leading European city were completely satisfied with their spectacles? Another 45 % stated that they were generally satisfied, while 5 % were not quite satisfied or not satisfied at all. A mere 1 % claimed to be undecided. Carl Zeiss and its contract optometrists are working hard every day to make sure the number of completely satisfied customers increases substantially.