Did you know that the even the best precision spectacle lenses cannot perform to their highest potential if the centration, i.e. the adjustment of the spectacle lenses to the particular spectacle frames, the distance between the eyes, the proportions of the face and even the posture, has not been measured properly? Up to 40% of valuable visual acuity can be lost this way. This is important for single vision lenses and especially important for the centration of progressive lenses. For progressive lenses all three vision zones (distance, intermediate and near) have to be optimally adjusted. Ideally, with a normal posture, the spectacles wearer should be able to comfortably read while looking through the near zone, work at a computer through the intermediate zone and drive a car with the distance zone. The correct centration and, of course, the selected lens design plays a decisive role in determining the spontaneous tolerability of progressive lenses. A difference of a millimetre can be crucial.
In the past, opticians did the measurements for the centration of spectacle lenses manually. The spectacles wearer looked through the selected spectacle frames and the optician used a felt pen on the spectacle lens to mark where the pupils were and the distance between the eyes.
Today, opticians can work much more precisely – to a precision of a tenth of a millimetre. The i.Terminal®2 from ZEISS provides an objective image of the spectacles wearer with the frames. With the selected frames, the consumer stands in front of the centration device and centration is done with a high-quality photo, simply, quickly and extremely precisely. The benefit of this is that the adjustment procedure is more pleasant for the spectacles wearer, since the optician does not have to enter the customer's personal space to do the measurement. The spectacles wearer should stand as relaxed as possible, and look through the spectacles exactly as he or she would do in everyday life. The more precisely your optician knows how you look through your new spectacles, the better he or she is able to adjust the spectacle lenses. The i.Terminal®2 works with a high-tech camera and intelligent ZEISS software that with one click measures the centration data, saves it and makes the calculations for the production of the spectacle lenses.
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