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Digital eyeglass lenses offer what the eye care industry considers “high definition” vision.

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Crafting Your Eyeglass Lenses
Traditionally, crafting your eyeglass lenses relies on a few standard measurements to ensure your frame and lenses are balanced with your eyes. However, since standard lenses use estimated measurements rather than what your actual visual needs are, your vision isn’t fully corrected. Not only can standard lenses lead to poor peripheral vision, but some patients find it hard to focus up close or at a distance. For high definition vision, one must rely on more than just an eye exam or skilled optician.

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High Def & Progressive Eyeglass Lenses in College Station

Digitally surfaced lenses offer what the eye care industry considers “high definition” vision. Unlike standard lenses, digital lenses are designed based on your eyes’ unique shape and how they move. There are additional measurements that include more than just the distance between your eyes and the lenses. The complexity and subtle measurements needed to create digital lenses require computer-controlled surfacing equipment to precisely craft the lenses into the right shape rather than conventional tools. The various edges and grooves subtly etched into your new lenses will result in greater sharpness and flow with how your eyes see the world.

Plus, many progressive lens wearers prefer digital lenses as they can avoid bifocals or lined/split lenses. The design of digital progressive lenses can help you switch between near and far vision based on your lifestyle. Patients consistently share improvements with their visual acuity and enjoy wider zones of view between distance, intermediate, and near vision through their tailor-made, customized digital lenses.

Quick Facts About Digital Eyeglass Lenses

Digital lenses are available in single-vision, high-index and progressive (no-line bifocal) lenses.

Digital lenses are available in thin and light materials. (Ideal for long wear & high prescriptions.)

A great alternative to contact lens wearers.

Digital lens technology allows for surfacing of lenses in power increments of 0.01 diopter. Standard lenses using conventional surfacing tools can only allow for increments in powers from 0.125 to 0.25 diopters.

We Recommend High Definition Eyeglass Lenses for Everyone!

Adults and children equally can struggle with their eyeglasses, even if the frames fit well, don’t slide, and have additional lens treatments. Certain angles can still show up blurry or create visual distortions simply because of poor lens design. Eyestrain and poor reaction times can also occur in some patients who wear standard lenses.

No More Blurred Edges!

To maximize visual capabilities, everyone can benefit from the digitally surfaced lenses, such as improved visual field, better control of off-axis astigmatism and power error, and reduced magnification differences. Plus, your vision will stay clear no matter which direction you gaze and under any form of lighting. Digital lenses are an ideal option for anyone who wears their glasses outdoors, such as for jogging, nature walks, or light sports. We recommend adding lens treatments to protect your lenses from damage such as scratches.

Customized or Free-Form Digital Lenses are Designed:

  • Depending of the lenses position in front of the wearer’s eyes.
  • With the size of the frame in mind
  • Considering the relationship between your eye’s pupil and the outline of the frame
  • Upon where your gaze is positioned. How you look to the sides rather than straight ahead forms various angles between the eye and the back surface of the lens.

A digital lens takes these slight changes into consideration so your vision remains clear at all times. High-definition digital lenses guarantee the widest fields of vision without distortion for better peripheral vision and overall clarity. For progressive lens wearers, this also allows you greater control switching from near and far views.

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Dry Eye is typically the result.

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What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

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Dry Eye Syndrome, referred to as DES, is a chronic eye condition that occurs when the eyes produce an insufficient amount of tears or when the tears lack the essential oils that lubricate the eye’s surface. (This often results in watery eyes and excessive tearing!). A well-lubricated eye blocks foreign bodies or substances from irritating the eye’s surface.

Dr. Michael Moulder treats patients from all over College Station, Texas who have Dry Eye symptoms, helping them achieve long-lasting relief from Dry Eye Syndrome.

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What Causes Dry Eye?

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Dry Eye can result from a number of factors, including genetics, the natural aging process, or prescription medications, to name a few.

Hormonal changes are a common cause of Dry Eye. In fact, women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking oral contraceptives, or experiencing menopause find that their eyes feel dry and uncomfortable during these times. Women over the age of 50 have a 50% greater chance of developing DES than men of the same age.

Common Symptoms of Dry Eye

Patients with DES experience a number of symptoms that can disrupt their daily activities or cause chronic pain.

The most common signs of DES include the following:

  • Blurriness
  • Burning
  • Dryness
  • Feeling as if something is in your eye
  • Irritation
  • Itchy eyes
  • Pain
  • Red eyes
  • Stinging
  • Watery eyes

Dry Eye Treatment and Relief


Those who suffer from DES often try to alleviate the pain by blinking either less or more often, rubbing their eyes, or by using over-the-counter artificial tears.

Why is blinking important? Blinking is healthy because it naturally moisturizes the eyes and gets rid of tiny particles that may enter the eye. Less blinking can increase dryness, itching, or redness, making DES symptoms even more acute.

Rubbing your eyes, especially when they’re already irritated, can intensify your symptoms. This is because the added pressure can make the pain worse. If your hands aren’t 100% clean, you can unintentionally spread germs or bacteria into your eyes when you rub them. Rubbing the eyes can also cause tiny blood vessels to break, increasing the redness of your eyes.

Artificial tears provide some temporary relief by lubricating the eyes with a medicated solution. These can be quite effective at alleviating soreness and itchiness, however, excessive use isn’t recommended. Many brands include preservatives, which aren’t good for your health in the long-term. Other preservative-free brands can, over time, fail to relieve the basic Dry Eye symptoms. Patients may find that having to continuously purchase artificial tears can become costly, and consistently using them throughout the day disrupts their daily activities.

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Dry Eye Syndrome Treatment

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Typically, DES is treated with medicated eye drops, anti-inflammatory drops, or a heated compress. Occasionally, the doctor may recommend punctal plugs. These are tiny devices that are inserted into the eye’s tear duct, blocking any drainage. This can alleviate DES symptoms by preventing moisture from draining out of the eye, instead keeping them inside the tear duct area. This increases the moisture level, giving longer-term relief. Plus, punctal plugs are not permanent and can be easily removed or replaced, making them a simple, affordable solution to alleviate symptoms.

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Dry Eye Technology

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Advancements in medical technology and scientific breakthroughs have made treatment for Dry Eye easier, with quicker results, and longer-lasting benefits. Three of the up-and-coming technologies for DES treatment are InflammaDry and TearLab.

Brazos Valley Eyecare has some of the most cutting-edge and advanced technologies to quickly and effectively test for Dry Eye Syndrome. Let Dr. Michael Moulder and the talented, experienced staff help get you started on the path to real long-term relief from Dry Eye.

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Our tears contain a natural protein enzyme called matrix metalloproteinase-9, or MMP-9. Patients with Dry Eye usually have elevated levels of this protein. The InflammaDry system measures MMP-9 levels by analyzing the tears taken from inside the lower eyelid. The entire process is fast and results are received in about 10 minutes. The disposable test is performed in the office, making it a top choice for doctors and DES patients.

The TearLab device measures concentration levels in human tears. This helps diagnose DES by noting any levels of tear concentration that are elevated, which can be a sign of Dry Eye.

TearLab consists of a 3-in-1 device: the test card, test pen, and countertop unit. The test card is a single-use microchip that collects a tiny sample of tear fluid in under 30 seconds. It sits inside the test pen, which analyzes and sends the data t the reader, which is in the unit. The unit rests on a flat surface and displays the test results in seconds.