Optimized Wavefront Refraction (OWR) is based on WaveForm’s proprietary software, incorporating a set of Zernike coefficients that convert the low-and high-order data set into an optimized low-order prescription. This is achieved through a very simple turn-key process where the eye doctor or technician uses an aberrometer to measure the Zernike data set. This data set is seamlessly transmitted to WaveForm’s website, waveformlenses.com. Within seconds the website sends the Zernike dataset to WaveForm’s secure server; then the code is processed into the OWR prescription and immediately returned via the website back to the eye doctor’s computer. While the patient is still in the chair, the eye doctor has an opportunity to evaluate the OWR prescription and refine it if necessary.

There are instances where a refinement of the sphere power is necessary, as in the case of young eyes when accommodation needs to be eliminated, so as not to over-minus the patient or, for example when the patient has other medical related conditions such as cataracts. Based on USA clinical research, WaveForm’s OWR system provides an accurate end point prescription in 90% of all eyes tested.

Once the eye doctor assesses the OWR, the frame information and eyeglass lens material is recorded into the waveformlenses.com order entry screen. With the press of a button the order is sent to WaveForm’s free-form eyeglass lens manufacturing lab. All of this may happen within about 5 minutes from start to finish. This leaves the eye care practitioner more time to provide medical diagnosis and treatment, see more patients, and increase practice profitability. The average USA optometrist currently sees two patients per hour with conventional eye exams—under the OWR process an optometrist could see as many as 6 patients per hour.