Details for by Steven A. Queenan SMOOTHER CURVES
by Steven A. Queenan SMOOTHER CURVES ecause the convex prescription eyeglass lenses that farsighted people wear are thicker in the center than at the edges, they tend to over-accentuate the size of wearers’ eyes. The resultant “bug-eyed” look through the center of the traditionally bulky lens can pose a problem from an aesthetic standpoint. However, this drawback can largely be overcome with the use of “aspheric” lenses. While conventional lenses have a spherical front surface that has the same curve across its entire surface, aspheric lenses have a more complex front surface that gradually changes in curvature from the center of the lens out to the edge. When the aspheric design is used with “high-index” lens materials, the result is lenses that are noticeably thinner. B W hen choosing aspheric, make sure that the center of your eye is lined up with the middle of lens for clear vision. Aspheric lenses tend to have more reflections, so an anti-reflective coating is recommended! Please call REGIONAL EYE OPTICAL at 587-6309 for more information, or visit our website, www.regeyecenter.com. Our business hours are Mon. & Thurs., 8:00am-7:30pm; Tues. & Wed., 8:00am-5:30pm; and Fri., 8:00am-1:00pm P .S. Aspheric lenses reduce or eliminate the peripheral distortion that may be exhibited by thicker lenses when the wearer turns his or her gaze from the center of the lens to the outer edges.