Optic Topic

Closeup of an Eye

Optic Topic by Steven A. Queenan at Regional Eye Optical – Week of October 29, 2017

The shape of the “cornea,” the transparent dome of tissue covering the iris and pupil, plays a large role in determining how sharp a person’s vision is. When light enters the eye, the cornea is part of the mechanism that helps focus the image sharply upon the retina. If the cornea is too steeply curved, however, the image will focus in front of the retina.

This “nearsighted” condition causes distant objects to look blurry. If the cornea is too flat, it results in “farsightedness” and an inability to focus on nearby objects. “Astigmatism” is characterized by an irregular cornea. Fortunately, corrective lenses can remedy any of these conditions to help the eyes focus properly. Astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness are all knows as “refractive (light-bending) errors.”

No matter what your eye condition, or how you choose to view the world, there are now prescription lenses that meet your unique lifestyle and vision correction needs.

To schedule an appointment, please call REGIONAL EYE OPTICAL at 320-587-6309. You’ll find our opticians eager to help in selecting the frame and lenses that are best suited to you and/or your loved one. 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)