Originally Posted by stylesmurf
One other thing I forgot to mention.
I was told that Zeiss (Claret/Individual?) and Hoya are the only people making 1.74 index lens that are free-form which is supposed to be better. Whether it makes any real difference in real world applications, who knows.
Yes and no. A free-form/digital lens will give you a better vision even in single vision, BUT you really only really get the best benefits from this design with a progressive/no line bifocal lens. In terms of Zeiss/Hoya making the best lenses, most larger name brands will have well advanced surfacing techniques.