Seiko Uses 3D Virtual Reality System for Free-Form PAL
|February 26, 2013 12:33 AM
Quick Take: Seiko Optical Products of America is introducing Supernal, its first free-form lens designed using an advanced 3D Virtual Reality System for improved lens design capabilities.
Wearer: Advanced Aspheric Compensation and Multi-Polar Astigmatic Correction combine to improve visual comfort, panoramic vision, and image stability, especially difficult for Rx’s with very high astigmatic correction.
Specifics: Seiko Supernal offers seven automatic semi-variable insets based on the prescription that range from 1.75mm to 3.25mm, in 0.25mm increments and also utilizes patented “Internal progressive and Internal Aspheric design” to reduce blurriness and distortions.
Selling Points: “This new 3D Virtual Reality System is an evaluation method utilizing computer graphics technology which enables optical engineers to understand how patients view objects in numerous settings and improve PAL lens design performance by simulating vision through the wearer’s eyes,” explained Mike Rybacki, Seiko’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. The width of clear vision around the fitting point has been increased by approximately 50 percent by utilizing Non-Linear Progressive Power Change. This technology maintains a broad near field of vision while expanding clarity around the fitting point and distance area.
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