I’m spending a few days with Dr. Neil Draisin at his beautiful place in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, and his vision has never been clearer. Dr. Draisin showed me his new Varilux X lenses, which recently became available in the United States. The reduction in distortion that normally acquires progressive is phenomenal, providing a much better view in the periphery and making it less crucial to adjust head posture to find the sweet spot.
Apparently Essilor isn’t making the full monty available in the U.S. market yet, but the concept of personalizing the lenses for near vision behavior based on habitual head movements and viewing gaze is exciting. Here is a great article form the August issue of Points de Vue on mapping near vision behavior.