Optic Topic

Do you spend long hours on the computer or electronic devices?

Optic Topic by Steven A. Queenan at Regional Eye Optical – Week of May 30, 2016

For those blinded by glare while driving or sitting at their computers, “anti-reflective” lens coating is quite a desirable option. While coatings of this type were once deemed to be smudge-prone and hard to clean, newer anti-smudge/anti-fog technology provides significant improvements. As far as other types of lens coatings are concerned, most lenses come with ultraviolet protections, if not, it is a good idea to opt for one, since it reduces the risk of cataracts that comes with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Going one step further, a “photochromic” coating not only shields the eyes from UV rays, but it also increasingly darkens lenses with exposure to sunlight. This is helpful for those not wishing to carry separate sunglasses.

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Buying eyeglass lenses is not easy. In a recent issue, Consumer Reports magazine said, “There are so many choices for lenses and coatings, it’s easy to be confused about what’s worth buying.”

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:

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