Classic Vision Care
OPTOMETRY LOCATED IN KENNESAW, GA
& MARIETTA, GA
Sunglasses Q & A
What are sunglasses?
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.
Why are sunglasses important?
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:
- Macular degeneration
- Growths on your eyes
- Eye cancer
- Sunburned eyes
- Vision problems
- Light sensitivity
- Temporary vision disturbances
Not all sunglasses offer the same degree of eye protection. Your optometrist helps you choose frames and lenses that best suit your personalized needs.
Which sunglasses offer the best protection?
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.
Which sunglasses are right for me?
Sunglasses that best suit your personalized needs are based on your eye health, vision prescription, and lifestyle. Good options include:
Sunglasses for driving
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.
What should I expect during my eye exam?
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.
Contact Lens Exams
Specialty Contact Lenses
Diabetic Eye Exam
Computer Eye Strain