Pantoscopic Tilt and Panoramic Angle

Every pair of glasses are different. That’s what we love about them! Your frame’s unique look expresses your personality, and your glasses should be your favourite thing to wear. Here are some factors that will create the distinction between quality frames and bothersome glasses that’ll only bring headaches.


Pantoscopic Tilt is a measurement we take which analyses the angle from the bottom of your glasses (at the cheek) to the top of the frame. Some glasses have flat frames, but most will tilt slightly, so the top portion of your glasses is slightly further from your face than the bottom. In fact, for progressive lenses, a slight tilt can assist your vision by contributing to the right kind of magnification effect.


What are Wrapped Frames and Why Do People Get Them? Wrapped frames will have a different panoramic angle than flat frames. Panoramic angle is the extent to which your glasses curve from the centre (nearest your nose) to the edge. It is more common to see a drastic panoramic angle on sunglasses than it is for reading or distance glasses. The reason so many sunglasses have a panoramic shape is because the curved edges don’t block peripheral vision and are therefore better for physical activities.


Consider How Your Lifestyle May Affect Your Visual Demands, and bring that information to your next appointment. At Doig Optometry, we have this conversation with every patient that walks through our doors. That’s what makes our services different. We want to find the best lenses for your lifestyle, and sometimes that means taking additional measurements to create a pair of glasses that allow you to be as active as someone with perfect vision. Even our progressive lenses can be created with any kind of pantoscopic tilt or panoramic angle in mind.


The type of glasses you wear shouldn’t affect your lifestyle. Let your lifestyle inform the type of glasses you wear. Have you scheduled your appointment with Dr. Doig yet? Our Calgary optometry clinic is conveniently located, and he’ll find you a pair of glasses that ensures you see sharp and look sharp — whatever you’re doing. Call us at 403-333-3353 to schedule your appointment now
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