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Steady Technology

Steady technology is a breakthrough in free-form digital lenses.

Steady Technology allows for strict control of the lens power resulting in a progressive lens with unparalleled wearer satisfaction.

Superior image stability for more comfortable vision

Goodrich Optical’s new lens design uses advanced mathematics to allow for the addition of Steady technology to every Goodrich Optical progressive design.

Inspired by stability

‘Swim effect’ is the perception of your surroundings that causes discomfort, and reduces overall wearer satisfaction and making adaptation more difficult.

Despite advancements made in progressive lenses, patients still experience swim effect. But, lenses designed with Steady Technology provide you with a more stable, natural image.

Past efforts to reduce swim effect in progressive lenses has focused mainly on the reduction and precise placement of unwanted cylinder error in the periphery of the lens. However, unwanted mean power also plays a significant role in the perception of swim effect, and in overall wearer satisfaction. Mean power error can drastically increase blur and reduce visual acuity.


  • Higher image stability for reduced swim effect.

  • Improves peripheral visual acuity in the distance.

Steady carefully controls the mean power (spherical equivalent) of progressive lenses and dramatically reduces unnecessary swim effect.

Distribution of spherical equivalent with and without Steady technology

Rx: Plano Sph. +2.00

Traditional progressives lens

Lens with Steady technology

Lenses available from Goodrich Optical with Steady Plus technology:

GO CS+ Progressive Lenses.

GO ES+ Progressives
GO Essential Steady Progressives

Effect of peripheral mean power error to distance vision.

Greatly reduced peripheral mean power error with Steady technology

Proven results

Excellent near vision*

Excellent near and intermediate vision*

In a double-blind study:
• Wearers wore the progressive glasses for a week. At no time did they know the type of lens they were wearing.
• All wearers were asked about their user experience and level of satisfaction.
* Scores of 4 and 5 on a scale of 0 to 5.

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