Optic Topic

Shooting range

Optic Topic by Steven A. Queenan at Regional Eye Optical – Week of July 9, 2017

Whether you are a hunter or a sports shooter, you want sports eyewear that protects your eyes and optimizes your vision (particularly if you wear prescription lenses). Because most standard sunglasses and eyeglass frames sit low on the face, shooters’ eyes often catch the upper rim of the frame when they lower their heads to shoot.

With this in mid, oversized frames and frames that sit high on the face are recommended. Frame styles with a “sweat bar” that runs the width of the frame above the lenses add stability to the frame for a secure fit. As far as lenses are concerned, impact resistant polycarbonate lenses and a similar lightweight material called “Trivex” provide maximum blow-back and bounce-back protection.

Most shooting occurs outside, where elements such as dust, wind, sun, trees and vegetation can potentially harm eyes. It’s important to use eye protection at all times when engaged in shooting activities, indoors and outside. If you need prescription lenses, you can order your lenses in various colors of your choice. Shooting and hunting glasses with an anti-reflective coating on their lenses reduce glare and reflections. A yellow tint enhances contrast and absorbs blue light (found on overcast days).

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 (Sept-May)