Advanced lensometry for its time, expert contact lens measurement capability, large display for easy lens neutralization.
Old black/white CRT monitor susceptible to screen burn, blue buttons eventually become stiff, large and unnecessarily bulky.
A talented and advanced lensometer with specialty contact lens performance that performs like a workhorse- despite age.
When the Zeiss LA-350 came out back in the early 1990’s, it was well regarded as “way-before its time.” Perhaps that may still be the truest statement ever said about a lensometer. It’s incredibly accurate, and in many ways, the LA-350 can still compete in every category against a modern day lensometer despite its older user-interface and chunky appearance. The 350 offers continuous feedback, use on just about every lens, neutralization of progressives, and automatic PD regardless of lens alignment. In many ways, these are still the ingredients for grand lensometer success.