How to Select Quality Sunglasses

 In Eye Care

Quality sunglasses are not only a fashion statement but also an important safety precaution. According to the American Optometric Society, Ultraviolet radiation can play a contributory role in the development of various ocular disorders including:

  • Age-related Cataracts
  • Pterygium
  • Cancer of the skin around the eye
  • Photokeratitis
  • Corneal degenerative changes
  • Age-related Macular Degeneration

Picking a Quality Lens

Sunglasses that filter out 100% of the UVA and UVB rays are critical for protection. At Piedmont EyeCare, you can be assured all our sunglasses have 100% UVA and UVB protection. A good fit is just as important to shield your eyes, eye lids and skin around the eyes from harmful rays. Since everyone’s face is different, our optical staff can help patients find the best fit and protection for their face shape.

What is a polarized lens?

Polarized lens are becoming more popular because they block out glare without dimming the field of vision. Sports enthusiasts such as golfers, bikers, joggers, skiers and fishermen enjoy the benefits of this feature. Drivers can also benefit from polarization, as the special lenses help reduce glare and reflections from the surface of the road.

When should you wear sunglasses?

Sunglasses should be worn year round when you are outside. And don’t forget about the kids! Researchers say the more exposure one has to harmful rays during a lifetime, the more risk you have for developing some of these sight-threatening conditions.

Contact us to schedule and appointment today and visit our optical center to select the sunglasses that best work for you!


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