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.

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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

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.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.

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