Do I Need Prescription Sunglasses?
Sunglasses can be more than just a fashion statement at the next barbecue or block party. Sunglasses and prescription sunglasses can protect your eyes and keep your eyes healthy for longer!
Importance of Sunglasses
Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun as well as blue light, which can cause macular degeneration. Both ultraviolet light and blue light are emitted by the sun and can damage your eyes.
People who do not wear sunglasses may find themselves squinting, which can cause some problems. Squinting limits your ability to see your surroundings well and increases the risk of accidents. The added pressure of
squinting is not ideal for your optical health. If you find yourself wearing prescription eyeglasses and squinting in the sun during your outdoor lunch meeting, consider owning a pair of prescription sunglasses for your convenience!
Switching from prescription eyeglasses to non-prescription sunglasses can be very frustrating and even dangerous. If you wear a pair of cheap sunglasses over your prescription eyeglasses, you may find you have
issues with the fit of wearing two pair at once. Prescription sunglasses save you time and frustration because you know your eyes are protected and working optimally with the prescription offered by your optometrist.
Do I Need Sunglasses on Cloudy Days?
Have you ever had a sunburn after being outside on a cloudy day? This can happen to your eyes as well. Even though we may not be able to see the sun directly, we are still exposed to harmful UV rays. The UV rays can still also affect your eyes on days when it does not seem too bright out.
It is important to protect your eyes from damaging ultraviolet rays in the winter, as well. Sunglasses are especially important in snowy areas, since the snow reflects the light and rays to your eyes.
How to Choose the Perfect Sunglasses
There are a few things that factor into finding the right pair of sunglasses for you. Sunglasses should be able to block out 99-100% of UVA and UVB rays and screen out roughly 75-90% of visible light. The best sunglasses for daily wear have grey lenses, as the grey lens color gives you the most natural view.
The best way to get a pair of prescription sunglasses is to start with an eye examination with your Reno optometrist. Be sure to let your optometrist know if you take part in outdoor activities like fishing, skiing,
or golfing, as you may want to look into polarized sunglasses. After meeting with your optometrist and making sure you have the right prescription for your needs, you can begin looking at fun frames for your prescription sunglasses.
The most fun part of choosing the right pair of prescription sunglasses for you is choosing the frames. Your glasses frames and sunglasses frames can be a great opportunity for self-expression or to make a fashion statement.
Prescription sunglasses frame designs range from simple and classic to following current fashion trends.
Prescription Sunglasses at Black Rock Vision Center
Optometrists Dr. Southam and Dr. Moore can help you verify you have the proper prescription with a thorough eye exam. Black Rock Vision Center offers a wide array of prescription sunglasses and designer sunglasses
frames for both men and women.
At Black Rock Vision Center, our eye care professionals can also provide you with options of polarized sunglasses. Polarized sunglasses help people like outdoor athletes get an optimal view beyond standard UV ray protection.
Contact us for an appointment at Black Rock Vision Center today!