DNEye- an interview with Mrs Glass

We recently interviewed Optometrist Mrs Glass about her experiences with the DNEye scanner, and lenses she had made using the information found.  Read on to find out more and how DNEye could help YOU.



Mrs Glass, firstly you are very short sighted, can you please describe what your normal vision through spectacles is like?  “I have been very short sighted since I was seven years old and although I have had good vision when corrected with my glasses there have been times when I would have liked it to be a little bit better. Lens technology has improved incredibly since my first pair of glasses but my latest spectacle lenses have given me the best vision yet!”

That must be quite frustrating at times.  How has using the DNEye scan information helped you improve those things?  “Although I had excellent vision most of the time in my glasses, I found that particularly at dusk my vision wasn’t as good as I would have liked and night driving wasn’t comfortable either. Also due to the thickness of my lenses, as I moved my eye to the edge of the lens my vision deteriorated quite quickly, which wasn’t ideal The DNEYE data has enhanced my all round vision but particularly when the lighting level is low. The contrast has improved so much so, that I am much more confident driving at night (as is Mr Glass when sat in the passenger seat)!”

Is there a time when you notice the most improvement in your vision? When doing a particular task for instance?  “I must say, I have been most impressed with the improvement in night driving with less glare and scattering of light from headlights. The DNEye scanner can measure high order aberrations in the eye which can cause reduced vision by scattering light, especially at night when your pupil is larger. My vision is so much more comfortable. I like the fact that I don’t have to think about my vision but can just get on with my daily life.

Can you explain what it was like having the scan itself?  “The scan itself is very straightforward and very quick. You just look at a picture and the DNEYE does the rest- it couldn’t be simpler! It’s incredible that it can take 1000 measurement points in such a short time. This technology enables us to measure the higher order aberrations which can’t be done in a traditional eye examination. It really is a digital fingerprint of the eye.”

Is this only helpful for some prescriptions? Or some vision problems?Everyone, even people without a prescription can benefit from this technology if their eye shows high order aberrations, causing reduced contrast and poor vision at dusk. At Ryley and Evans and Culver and Glass we have always been at the forefront of lens technology with our partners Rodenstock and we are very excited about this latest improvement in lens design.

Can the information from the DNEye scan be used for any lenses?  “The DNEye data is used in the manufacture of the lens so can be used in all Rodenstock’s individualised range of lenses. It can also be used alongside the Rodenstock road coating to optimise comfortable night driving even more. We would encourage all our patients to take the opportunity to experience this latest lens technology at no extra cost at our open day. Please call us on 01159 734056 to book your place.”