It’s been about two weeks since I got my brand-spanking new MyStyle lenses from Hoya. In my previous post, I talked about the unique way these lenses are ordered and made, and the lesson I learned from that process.
As a quick review, I chose six of the 15 lifestyle preferences to design my lenses: Business, outdoor activities, reading, photography, driving and computer use, and as I recall, rated each of them as a five out of five. If I had read the personalized printout once the online ordering process was completed, I might have noticed that it said my lenses have “a remarkably short transition from reading to far vision” – in other words, virtually NO intermediate area. It appears that since I rated four of the six distance weighted possibilities with the highest rating, it virtually eliminated the intermediate (computer) distance.
So, I am a bit disappointed in the usefulness of the intermediate area, but cannot fault the lens for that shortcoming. They have AMAZING distance clarity, incredibly sharp from one side of the lens to the other, so I love these while I’m driving and doing other far distance visual tasks. Adaption at distance was instantaneous.
Overall, I like the near vision as well, but have to wonder a bit if my choices skewed the performance a bit away from near. On a different note, I love the appearance of these lenses, as they are very flat and thin (attractive in eyeglass lenses!!). My only negative is that the lens is not available in Trivex at this time.
Overall, I am really excited about this lens, and all the possibilities it offers. I like the ability to totally personalize the prescription for the patient, and the fact that it DOES take a reasonable amount of skill to fit it well. It is a pretty impressive process to go through to design the lens, and showcases the difference between us and other eyewear providers; less qualified opticians will probably steer well clear of the learning curve necessary to obtain the desired results for patients.
RECOMMENDATION: For anyone who truly values well made products that perform at a level others can’t match, and for the person who wants the absolute perfect lens for their exact visual needs. Come in to any Hoya authorized dealer to check them out for yourself!
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