Sunglasses at Santee Vision Care Center Optometry
If you worry about the blinding effects of glare and the health threats posed by ultraviolet (UV) rays, you may be in the market for a high-quality pair of prescription or non-prescription sunglasses yourself. However, you must select both your sunglasses and your sunglasses provider with great care. That's why you should get your next pair of sunglasses at Santee Vision Care Center Optometry.
Why You Need Sunglasses
The most obvious reason to wear sunglasses involves sparing your eyes from bright sunlight that might affect your outdoor safety, interfere with your ability to play sports, or cause annoying eye strain. However, sunglasses can also play a critical role in protecting your health and wellness. Properly-designed sunglasses block two types of UV radiation, UV-A and UV-B. (UV-C gets absorbed in the atmosphere.) Overexposure to these UV rays can lead to problems such as:
- Cataracts - In this progressive condition, the lenses of the eyes become opaque, potentially causing blindness.
- Photokeratitis - This painful irritation of the eye is also known as snow blindness.
- Skin cancer - UV rays promote the development of skin cancer on the face, around the eyes, and on the eyelids.
Sunglasses also block out much of the blue-violet range of the visible spectrum. Overexposure to this frequency range may promote macular degeneration.
Unfortunately, you can't assume that any pair of sunglasses you pick up will give you the protection you need. While any sufficiently dark pair of sunglasses can filter visible light, their darkness has nothing to do with how well they protect eyes (or protect skin around eyes) from UV rays.
UV Protection and Other Features at Our Optometry Center
Our Santee optometrist can provide you with prescription or non-prescription sunglasses that both sharpen your vision and protect you against harmful UV rays. Our UV 400 sunglasses block 100 percent of UV-A and UV-B radiation. You can choose from an extensive lineup of designer styles, tints, and colors for adults and children. We can even polarize your lenses for optimal protection against reflected glare.
Seeking Sunglasses in Santee? Come Visit Our Clinic
Don't leave your ocular health and clarity of vision to chance. Make sure you have sunglasses that protect your eyes, protect the skin around your eyes, block annoying glare, and suit your individual corrective vision prescription. Call Santee Vision Care Center Optometry at 619-562-5220 to learn more from our Santee optometrist!