Dr. Alan Goldstone figured he had seen it all in the eye care business before he tried on a pair of iZon Lenses for the first time.
The co-owner of Dr. Goldstone Optometry High-Definition Vision Center in Fountain Valley encountered the new technology, which individually creates glasses based on a digital scan of each eyeball, at a convention several years ago. After Goldstone received his own pair of iZon glasses, he vowed to implement the system in Fountain Valley.
"It reminded me of the time I saw my first high-definition television," he said. "It was almost too much to handle, the amount of clarity I was seeing."
Although the center that Goldstone runs with his father, Dr. Harvey Goldstone, has offered iZon for three years, the glasses were too expensive to lure the average customer. This year, though, Ophthonix, Inc., the San Diego-based company that created iZon, lowered the price to about that of regular glasses, and the Goldstones celebrated with a grand reopening of their business.