Optic Topic

Child wearing glasses

Optic Topic by Steven A. Queenan at Regional Eye Optical – Week of March 18, 2018

Once you select eyeglass frames, it is important to take facial measurements to get the right fit. Eyeglasses should sit firmly (but comfortably) on the bridge of the nose with the temples resting on the ears so that the optical centers of the eyeglass lenses lie directly in front of the pupils. When multi focal lenses are worn, measurements are required to gauge the proper placement of the intermediate and near portions of the lenses within the frames.

An eye professional will sometimes refer to an old pair of glasses to see how the measurements compare. Most eyeglass frames have four numbers inscribed on the inside of the temple that tell the lens size, bridge size, temple length, and lens height. To prevent eyeglass slippage, minor adjustments can be made to the bridge, nose pads, temple arms, and earpieces.

At REGIONAL EYE OPTICAL, we are happy to work with you in selecting frames that complement your features. Our experienced optometry professionals work closely with you to select the proper frames to fit your budget as well as your cosmetic, lifestyle, and vision needs. 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 – 4:00pm
Sat. 8:30am to Noon (Sep-May)