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.
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:
Mon. & Thurs. 8:00am – 7:30pm
Tues. & Wed. 8:00am – 5:30pm
Fri. 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sat. 8:30am to Noon