Protect Your Eyes from the Sun with Prescription Sunglasses with Our Arizona Optometrist
Here at Eye Doctors of Arizona, we know that prescription sunglasses are an added expense for glasses wearers. However, our optometrist and ophthalmologists strongly believe that everyone should wear sunglasses, including people who need vision correction. Sunglasses are an important way to protect your eyes from damaging UV rays, especially here in sunny Phoenix.
Sunglasses Protect Your Vision
UV light is important, but it can also be damaging. In the eyes, excess UV light exposure is linked to several eye diseases in later life. It can also cause short-term optical effects such as a sunburn-like condition of the eyes. Sunglasses protect your eyes now and your future vision.
Types of Prescription Sunglasses
When it comes to choosing prescription sunglasses, there are a number of options out there. In order to provide the best protection and make it most likely that you will wear them, they should meet a few criteria:
- Choose large lenses and/or a wraparound style in order to block as many UV rays as possible
- Make sure that the lenses are labeled 'UV 400' or 'block 100 percent of UV light'
- Buy a style and options that are comfortable and attractive to you!
There are a number of choices to be made when picking out the right style and options for your sunglasses:
- Frame color, shape, and style
- Lens size
- Tint color and intensity
- Polarization and mirroring
The tint color of your sunglasses affects how you perceive colors through them. A gray tint does not alter color perception and is the most popular choice. It actually doesn't matter how dark your lenses are when it comes to UV protection, though—the protection is in the lenses themselves, not the tint intensity.
Polarization and mirroring are options that help reduce glare. Anti-reflective coatings are sometimes used, as well. Mirroring comes in a variety of fun colors if you are looking to give your sunglasses some real personality!
Call Eye Doctors of Arizona in Phoenix for Your Next Pair of Prescription Sunglasses!
Our optometrist and ophthalmologists work closely with our optical team to ensure that your prescription sunglasses are as amazing as possible. If you have any questions or are looking to purchase a new pair of glasses, call us at (602)207-8196.