Lens Geometry

Wave contact lenses are made like no other by using the Scout Topographer and Wave Contact Lens Software. The idea is simple: create a lens that nearly mirrors the cornea for the most precise and comfortable fit available. Regardless of the design, Wave produces a lens that is thinner, more comfortable and better centered.


The efficient process begins with 14,700 data points from the topographer. With the data, the Wave software recommends the starting custom design. Single vision, front surface multifocal,  toric or bi-toric lens or reverse geometry (with or without toric periphery) are all available. Lens designs have multiple aspheric curves as small as 10 microns wide and are rotationally symmetric, geometrically symmetric or asymmetric depending upon the shape of the cornea.


Simply put, Wave designed lenses follow the shape of virtually any cornea.



Three Lens Geometries


Optimizing a Wave fit is accomplished by adjusting the height of eight meridians. Depending on the selected geometry, the designer has differing control of the meridians.


Rotationally Symmetric: Spherical shaped geometry. Adjustment of any of the eight meridians has the same equal effect on all meridians.


Geometrically Symmetric: Toric shaped although the toricity is only cut where needed. Adjustment of a semi-meridian of one of the eight meridians only effects the  symmetrical semi-meridian of that meridian.


Free Form: Asymmetric geometry. Adjustment of a semi-meridian of one of the eight meridians only effects that semi-meridian with no effect on the reciprocal semi-meridian.