Historically, sunglasses were used for sun protection and as a fashion accessory. Today, prescription sunglasses also offer UV protection and fashion as well as vision correction. When you come to our quality Huntington eye shop, our lens and frame specialists at Brahm & Powell Opticians will help you get the best ones for you.
Prescription sunglasses are meant to correct your vision and to protect the eyes from harmful UV sun rays. Your regular eyeglasses do not offer adequate UV sun protection. In order to obtain adequate UV protection in addition to vision correction, you would need a pair of prescription sunglasses. If you wear contact lenses, you could either purchase non-prescription sunglasses to wear over your contacts or you could wear a pair of prescription sunglasses without your contact lenses when you’re outside. If you don’t need vision corrective eyewear at all, you should buy a pair of non-prescription sunglasses with good UV protection at our quality Huntington eye shop. In order to receive adequate protection for your eyes, you need to buy a high-quality pair of sunglasses. They need to offer you the following benefits: UV protection, blue light protection, dark adaptation and comfortable vision. UV protection is a must for protecting your eyes. The sun’s radiation is very harmful to your eyes. It can cause cataracts, benign growths and cancer of the eyelids and skin around the eyes. Blue light protection is also very important because the blue and violet solar spectrum put people at risk for macular degeneration. The sun’s glare and brightness can make vision very uncomfortable. Sunglasses block the glare and for this reason, they provide comfortable vision. Spending as little as a few hours in the bright sun can affect your eyes. It can make it difficult for your eyes to adapt quickly to nighttime and indoor light levels, which can make night driving dangerous. A quality pair of sunglasses will protect the eyes from the bright rays.
To learn more about prescription sunglasses, contact our Huntington eye shop today. We would be happy to help you.