Choosing Good Sunglasses
Sunglasses are essential for protecting your eyes in the intense summer light. Without them, you’ll be squinting and suffering. Sunglasses do a lot more for you than just relaxing your face. They protect your eyes. Sunlight can be damaging in several ways, and the risk is present throughout the year, not just in summer. If you have a prescription for eyeglasses, you need good sunglasses that provide adequate protection when you’re outside. Vision Quest Eye Care Center in Milford has a great selection of sunglasses. We can show you what to look for and to make sure your favorite style is also keeping your eyes safe and healthy.
One of the primary reasons to wear sunglasses is to protect your eyes from ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV is what causes sunburns, and if left alone, it can lead to chronic eye problems, including macular degeneration and ocular cancer. This is why UV protection is very important.
When you pick sunglasses, UV protection can be misleading. This is because UV is blocked by filters in the lenses rather than the tint. That means you can’t identify how well the glasses will block UV by how dark they are. Instead, you want to read the UV filter rating to make sure they properly protect your eyes.
If you want to take that protection to a higher level, you can get polarized lenses. Polarized lenses block 50 percent of the rays that would hit your eye with identical, non-polarized lenses. That’s a huge addition of extra protection.
If you have a prescription, your optometrist can help you pick sunglasses that protect your eyes and help you see. Depending on the reason for your prescription, you may want extra, specific features in your sunglasses lenses. We can help you get all of those features in the frames you like with proper UV protection.
Come to Vision Quest Eye Care Center
We’ll be happy to help you with your new sunglasses. Residents of Milford, Dover, and the surrounding area, should schedule an appointment today to get an eye-health checkup and make sure you have the right prescription. We’ll help you make sure you get the protection you want in a style you love. Call our optometrist today at 302-678-3545 for our Dover office or 302-424-9424 for our Milford office.