Sunglasses: Turn Fashion into Eye Protection

Sunglasses for eye and vision protection

Our eyes process light in order to see clearly. But light rays, particularly ultraviolet or UV light, can be harsh on the naked eye and even cause significant damage. It is important to protect your eyes from UV rays to keep them and your vision healthy. Sunglasses – the right sunglasses – can protect our eyes from harmful light rays, taking them beyond fashion to serve an important function.

Sunglasses comfort your eyes by shielding them from the brightness of the sun’s UV rays. Excessive exposure to the sun can result in cataracts, eye cancer, eye growths, and even photokeratitis known as ‘snow blindness.’ Fortunately, these conditions can be minimized and prevented by wearing quality sunglasses.

What to look for in quality sunglasses:

While most people use eyeglasses or contacts in their daily life to see clearly, many have started styling nonprescription frames to make a fashion statement. No matter how you’re utilizing frames or sunglasses, here are the top trends for 2023:

If you need eyeglasses to see clearly, sunglasses can be made with prescription lenses, protecting your eyes from the sun, and meeting your vision needs. However, it is important to know not all frames can accommodate every prescription. And adding prescriptions to sunglasses can get expensive.

Your eye doctor is a great resource to discuss options for vision correction.  Laser vision correction procedures, like LASIK and SMILE, give you the freedom to pick sunglasses for fashion and UV protection without the expense of prescription lenses. 

Published August 10, 2021
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