Optic Topic

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Optic Topic by Steven A. Queenan at Regional Eye Optical – Week of February 3, 2019

In order for prescription eyeglass lenses to work as designed, careful measurements must be taken to ensure they properly align with the wearer’s eyes. First, the bridge and temples must fit the face so that the frames rest comfortably and securely. Because there is more to properly fitted eyeglasses than comfort, the frames and lenses are measured to custom fit the wearer’s eyes, positioning the optical center of each lens directly in front of the corresponding pupil.

The optical center is the portion of the lens where the prescription is the purest and most precise. The distance between the centers of the two pupils is known as the pupillary distance, or PD. If the frames don’t fit properly, and/or they slip on the face, the wearer won’t get the full benefit of the lens.

To learn more, please call 320-587-6309. Our experienced optometry professionals work closely with you to select the proper frames to fit your budget as well as your cosmetic, lifestyle, and vision needs. 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 (Labor Day thru last Saturday of April)