In my previous posting, I stated that "it's about technology" and while that's true and I do appreciate technology, the reason I practice optometry is because I enjoy the opportunity to help people to see better. If the technology doesn't improve or preserve the quality of vision, then the value of that technology is difficult to justify. This is a constant process of consideration for all doctors who must make evaluations of the many technologies that are available to us for the evaluation and management of everything from refractive errors to cancer. For instance, my practice has invested in ocular coherence tomography (OCT) and frequency doubling technology (FDT) in order to allow us to better evaluate the eyes for diabetic retinopathy, plaquenil toxicity, manage diseases of the macula and treat glaucoma, all with a high degree of precision that was unavailable just a few years ago. We chose to incorporate these technologies into our practice in order to provide the best care for our patients and because these conditions are the most common causes of vision threatening disease. It's truly valuable.
Fortunately, most people don't need these kinds of technologies in order to see well. They need a pair of glasses. But in order to see our very best, we need the best lenses and the best lenses are made by Hoya Vision. They have improved the quality of vision that many people experience via the incorporation of high order mathematics to reduce aberrations inherent in progressive addition (PALs) as well as single vision lenses. Hoya Vision is about technology. They are the leader in the science of spectacle lens designs (iD), lens materials development (Phoenix) and lens coatings (EX3). HOYA is the only manufacturer with double surface technology. We have chosen to make these lenses available to our patients because I believe that they're the best and the positive responses I have been seeing from my patients that have converted to these lenses reinforces that conviction. It gives me great satisfaction to hear someone exclaim how clear their vision is with their new glasses! I feel that same pride that I'm sure Dr. Cook enjoyed, when he pulled back the curtains to the window and let me experience my first pair of glasses and I exclaimed, "The trees have leaves!"
Hoya Vision is valuable technology for your vision.
Jay Johnson, OD
I have been providing primary vision care since my graduation from Northeastern State University College of Optometry (now known as, Oklahoma College of Optometry) in 1984. I have recognized my status as a Child of the living Lord, Jesus Christ since 2013. Previous to that, I was my own shepherd.