Optic Topic by Steven A. Queenan at Regional Eye Optical – Week of December 5, 2021
The most common used treatment on lenses today is Anti-reflective treatments. Commonly known as A/R. These treatments are very effective in reducing light glare, especially night light glare, such as headlights.
However, for A/R treated lenses to be effective, they must be clean.
- The best way to clean any lens, including A/R treated lenses, is to first rinse the lenses. Rinsing will remove dust and debris from the lens surface.
- Second, use lens cleaner to remove oils and other films on the lens.
- After applying and rubbing the lens cleaner to the surface, rinse the lenses again. Rinsing removes the cleaner and oils from the lens.
- Last, dry the lenses with a cloth towel. Paper towels and tissues can be more abrasive to the coating surface treatment and can cause fine scratches to the surface.
A/R treatments are sensitive to extreme temperature, especially heat. For more information on A/R and other lens treatments which may be beneficial to your needs come to REGIONAL EYE OPTICAL and visit with one of our opticians.
To learn more, please call 320-587-6309. We are located just inside Regional Eye Center at 1455 Montreal Street, SE in Hutchinson, MN. Our business hours are:
Mon. & Thurs. 8:00am – 7:30pm
Tues. & Wed. 8:00am – 5:30pm
Fri. 8:00am – 1:00pm