At our office, we encourage every patient and customer to invest in a quality pair of sunglasses. It is important to have sunglasses to protect the internal and external structures of the eye from harmful UV rays coming from the sun. We encourage everyone to think of sunglasses as necessary when going outdoors, just as sunscreen is!
Harmful UV rays can cause damage to almost every structure of the eye. Prolonged exposure to sunlight without proper protection can accelerate the development of cataracts. Exposure can also cause the development of benign or malignant growths on the eyelids, conjunctiva or cornea. It can also damage the layers of the retina on the inside of the eye and put you at increased risk for sight-threatening conditions like Age-related macular degeneration.
Sunglasses can be made without prescription (plano) or with your prescription to optimize your vision. Prescription sunglasses can be made into distance only or they can include your reading prescription as well.
To further improve vision, we can recommend polarized sunglass lenses. Polarized lenses are specially designed to filter out certain types of glare that tend to radiate upward from horizontal surfaces when sunlight bounces off of these surfaces.
We carry a wide variety of sunglass frame styles - depending on the type of activities you perform when outdoors. We carry anything from fashionable designer sunglasses to sporty frames suitable for lots of movement.
Sunglass lenses come in a variety of shades and colors to enhance your vision while protecting your eyes outdoors. We can recommend the best lens for your hobbies - whether that is boating, fishing, cycling or golfing.
Call our office today at (561) 738-0111 to find out more about prescription sunglasses and how we can help you protect your eyes while enhancing your visual experience outdoors!