Wearing sunglasses helps protect your eyes from ultraviolet light damage, vision problems, and certain eye diseases. At Classic Vision Care, with two locations in Marietta and another in Kennesaw, and Atlanta, Georgia, the experienced optometry team helps you choose sunglasses that accommodate vision or eye health issues and match your personalized needs. Schedule an eye exam with Classic Vision Care over the phone or online to learn more about sunglasses options.
Sunglasses are glasses you wear when you’re outdoors to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. A wide array of options are available to choose from. Your Classic Vision Care specialist helps you choose sunglasses that offer the most protection.
Wearing sunglasses supports your overall health by protecting your eyes from UV rays. Long-term sun exposure without proper eye protection can increase your risk of:
Not all sunglasses offer the same degree of eye protection. Your optometrist helps you choose frames and lenses that best suit your personalized needs.
To receive the most benefits from sunglasses, choose glasses that block both UVB and UVA light. If you have diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration, choose amber- or brown-colored lenses to optimize vision perception. Consider oversized sunglasses that provide the most coverage from UV light.
Sunglasses that best suit your personalized needs are based on your eye health, vision prescription, and lifestyle. Good options include:
When wearing sunglasses for driving choose polarized lenses to reduce glare, especially if you’ve had refractive eye surgery.
Kids’ sunglasses are just as important as adult glasses to protect your child’s eyes from harmful UV rays. Classic Vision Care specialists help you choose sunglasses for babies, children, and teenagers for maximum protection.
If you already wear glasses, you might opt for prescription sunglasses. The lenses have built-in protection and automatically darken when you step outdoors. Prescription sunglasses protect against glare in addition to UV rays.
During an eye exam at Classic Vision Care, your optometrist reviews your medical history and symptoms and completes a comprehensive eye exam. They use vision tests and diagnostic testing to detect eye damage and diseases.
If you require contacts or glasses, your optometrist prescribes lenses that offer you perfect vision. If you prefer prescription sunglasses over traditional sunglasses, your Classic Vision Care specialist lets you choose your favorite frames with lenses that darken outdoors for UV protection.
Don’t let the sun’s UV rays negatively affect your vision or lead to an eye disease. Schedule an eye exam with Classic Vision Care over the phone or online today.