Optic Topic by Steven A. Queenan at Regional Eye Optical – Week of January 21, 2018
One of the more persistent myths surrounding prescription lenses is that wearing glasses makes your eyes dependent upon them. However, that is largely a matter of perception. People often tolerate a lot of blurred vision before they start to wear corrective lenses. Then once they get used to the corrections, the same level of blurriness is no longer acceptable to them so they perceive that their eyes have become weakened.
In addition, the natural progression to stronger and stronger lenses, which accompanies nearsightedness early in life, may create the impression that corrective lenses make the eyes weaker. “Presbyopia” (age-related lens stiffening) similarly progresses over time, making it increasingly difficult for a person with farsightedness to see well without glasses.
While eyeglass lenses are prescribed to correct all kinds of vision problems, prescription lenses have come a long way offering you the opportunity to truly customize your eyeglasses and make a statement about how you choose to look a the world.
It is a popular misconception that wearing the wrong (or outdated) prescription will ruin your eyes, The truth is that, until you have the prescription changed to the correct one, you will not see as well as you might.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call REGIONAL EYE OPTICAL at 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)