Optic Topic

aspheric lenses

Optic Topic by Steven A. Queenan at Regional Eye Optical – Week of August 6, 2018

For those with a high degree of farsightedness, “asperhic lenses” offer some advantages over conventional eyeglass lenses. Because conventional lenses with plus corrections for farsightedness are thicker at the center, they protrude from the eyeglass frame. This central protrusion is responsible for making the lenses heavier than those for nearsighted corrections. They also carry the cosmetic disadvantage of making they eyes appear larger.

Aspheric lenses, on the other hand, feature a special design that utilizes constantly changing curves to make the needed correction.

Their smart design enables them to offer farsighted individuals lenses that are much slimmer and lighter, and magnify the eyes less than conventional lenses. See the difference that aspherics can make when having your lens prescription filled. Aspheric lenses have a slimmer profile for virtually all prescriptions.

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Aspheric designs are available in single vision lenses for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, and in progressive lenses, bifocals, and trifocals for presbyopia. Although most aspheric lenses are made from high-index materials, they are available in regular plastic too.

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 (Sep-May)