What makes a good pair of sun glasses?
- Dark Lenses– Usually grey or brown. This will block approximately 80% of the visible light to make us feel comfortable.
- 100% UV protection– Sunglasses for the eyes are like sun block to the skin. UV exposure has been associated with the formation of cataracts, macular degeneration, skin cancer of the lids & pterygium (a fleshy growth in the corner of your eye).
- Polarized lens– Light reflected from a surface such as water, sand, or a road will produce glare that will make your vision less defined. A polarized lens will block the glare reflected from a surface. Whether you spend your time boating, fishing, water skiing, in-line skating, biking, driving or jogging, polarized sunglasses are an excellent choice.
My eyes are uncomfortable outside and I tend to squint a lot. What can I do?
Sunglasses can make your eyes more comfortable by reducing the amount of bright sun light reaching your eyes. Polarized lenses reduce the glare from reflected surfaces such as water, sand, and road surface. Make sure your sun glasses are polarized. Our office can test them for you.
I like to read at the beach and the pool but I have progressive addition lenses. Can I get prescription sunglasses and read by the pool?
Yes, prescription sunglasses can be made with progressive addition lenses such that you can protect your eyes from the sun and see your reading material. With “no line” bifocals, no one at the beach will know you have bifocals.
I have heard UV light is bad for the eye. What are the bad ocular effects?
Long term exposure to UV light (remember we live in Florida- lots of UV rays!!) is a risk factor for cataract development, macular degeneration, skin cancer of the lids, and pterygium (a fleshy growth in the corner of your eye). Wearing sunglasses for the eyes is like sun block for the skin.
I love to fish but have trouble seeing due to the glare from the water. What kind of sunglasses should I get?
Water, sand, road surface, and snow reflect light and can cause significant glare and difficulty seeing clearing. A polarized lens will block the reflected light which will make your eyes more comfortable and your vision better.
Our office offers prescription sun glasses as well as non-prescription sun glasses. Name brands such as Maui Jim, Coach, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Rudy Project, and others.
Stop by today and find out what would be best for your lifestyle.