Optic Topic

hi index aspherical lenses

Optic Topic by Steven A. Queenan at Regional Eye Optical – Week of July 10, 2016

Because “aspherical” eyeglass lenses are designed with less curvature than their traditional counterparts, they can be produced with a slimmer profile. In addition, their technically advanced design enables aspherical lenses to eliminate the distortions that wearers of conventional lenses encounter when they look toward the edges of their lenses.

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Moreover, aspheric lenses are lighter than conventional lenses. By taking advantage of aspheric lenses’ lighter weight and thinner design, those with strong lens prescriptions can avail themselves of more frame options. Aspheric lenses also afford wearers with a more natural appearance of their eyes because they reduce the eye magnification that occurs with farsightedness and the smaller appearance of the eye that occurs with nearsightedness.

“High index” lens material, which has the ability to more efficiently bend light, allows lenses to be made thinner than conventional lens materials.

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
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