Varilux v Zeiss v Hoya
Q: I have been wearing Hoya progressive lenses for 2 years and am due to get a new pair of glasses soon. My Vision has pretty much stabilized since my cataract surgery 5 years ago.
I have enjoyed the Hoya lenses but am wondering if there is something else out there that would be as good or better than what I wear now. I do a lot of reading but also other activities that are hard on my glasses (welding, grinding, machine work etc).A:
Of course, there is always something new and innovative, every day there are new technologies and innovations that make our lives easier. I think all the companies are making good lenses and are all about the money you are willing to spend on new things. You have so many choices that indeed is hard to make a decision without reading on the internet for days or in the stores.
I believe that the big companies like Hoya, Varilux, Zeiss are making excellent lenses, all of them, so the only way to make a difference for them is to make something unique.
From this point of view, I would say that you need to do research and find what you need, so it is crucial that you know what you want. From there, you will chose the company and the lenses type that offer you what you need.
For example, you said about lens resistance, you look for the best hardening layer money can buy. What I'm trying to tell you find what you need, not what they offer with commercials. You do the same with the rest of the characteristics of the lenses and find the best lenses.
In the end, I use to say... Why change if is good? So you can stay at Hoya lenses if you were satisfied with them. But if you are looking for the best, is not usually easy to find it, and is about your money (you have to consider this also).
Hope this helps,