Sunglasses From Your Raleigh Optometrist
A bright, sunny day might cheer your disposition, but it’s not very good for your eyes. Glare and exposure to UV rays can damage your eyesight, from temporary vision disorders to permanent sight damage. The best way to prevent this damage is to always wear a good pair of sunglasses when you’re outdoors. Discount store sunglasses prevent some of the rays from getting to your eyes, but for the best protection, it’s best that you let a professional show you how to protect yourself from the sun’s rays.
Raleigh Optometrist Talks About Sunglasses
The rays of the sun come in different colors, with the lowest frequency of rays in the cool, or ultraviolet, end. These are the rays that can damage your eyes. Ultraviolet light comes in UVA, UVB and UVC varieties. The Earth’s atmosphere blocks UVC rays before they can damage your eyes, but UVA and UVB rays still get through. They can give your eyes a retinal sunburn, cause painful changes in eye tissues and can even encourage the growth of cataracts.
Glare is another problem caused by the bright sunlight. Without proper protection, glare causes squinting, burning and itching eyes, dry eyes and changes in your eyesight. Even without the UV rays, glare can make it difficult to see.
Our Raleigh optometrist team advises that you get a new pair of prescription sunglasses every time your eyeglass or contact lens prescription changes. If your eyes don’t need correction, we offer the same professional eye protection with clear glass and no prescription. Good sunglasses will block at least 99 percent of all UVA and UVB rays. They’ll also cut down on the glare outside by blocking 75 to 90 percent of all visible light. If you can easily see through your sunglasses indoors, they’re probably not dark enough.
Why Not Try Some Designer Frames?
Just like with your everyday eyeglasses, you want to look good while wearing your sunglasses. At Family Eyecare Center we carry a wide range of attractive, designer frames that are perfect for use as sunglasses. Any pair of eyeglasses can be used for sunglasses, but you should choose glasses with larger lenses for the best protection. Among the many designers whose work we carry are:
- Dolce & Gabbana
- Juicy Couture
Whether you’re looking for something classic or the newest in trendy looks, you’re sure to find the right frame for your sunglasses in our large selection room.
Call Your Raleigh Optometrist Today!
Bright sunlight can damage your eyes, no matter what time of year it is. It’s just as important to wear sunglasses during the winter as it is on a summer beach. If you need some new and effective sunglasses, our eye doctor is ready to assist you. Call our office for an appointment today!