Well made sunglasses do more than make you look fashionable- they protect your eyes from a number of problems. The sun’s rays can be very damaging to your eyes, increasing your risk for cataracts and macular degeneration. Sunglasses also provide more comfortable vision from not squinting and make it easier to adapt to darkness. We carry a wide variety of stylish sunglasses at Affinity Eye Care, including prescription and non-prescription sunglasses.
Sunglasses with your own prescription built into the lenses. They can protect your eyes and eliminate glare while allowing you to see clearly at the same time. Prescription sunglasses are available for almost all corrective prescriptions, including progressive lenses. If you spend a lot of time outside or driving in the sun, prescription sunglasses will help you see clearly while protecting your eyes from damage, too.
NON PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES
Non-Prescription sunglasses are universally popular, and for good reason! They are both stylish and provide great protection for your eyes and vision. There are also many options when it comes to lens and frame materials. To ensure maximum protection, we recommend 99-100% UV absorption and polarized lenses. A great pair of sunglasses will help protect you from a number of vision problems in the future, including prevention of cataracts and macular degeneration.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN YOUR SUNGLASSES
A good pair of sunglasses, while sometimes more costly, will serve you well in the long run by maximizing protection of your eyes and lasting a long time. Here are a few tips for choosing your next pair of sunglasses:
- Look for labels that say 99-100% A and B UV absorption.
- Polarized lenses will provide crisper, clearer vision by cutting glare from reflective surfaces like water and snow.
- The darkest pair is not always the best. Gray, green, yellow, brown, and even rose work well for different situations.
- Quality sunglasses have optically ground lenses with little distortion. Distortion often occurs in cheaply made sunglasses, and can cause stress on your eye.
- Big frames, while fashionable, also provide the most protection for your eyes.
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