Now that the warm weather is quickly approaching, many people are beginning to think about getting sunglasses. However, people should really be thinking about wearing sunglasses year round. This is because sunglasses can provide necessary UV protection from the sun to help keep your eyes healthy for years to come. If you are thinking about getting new Enterprise sunglasses, you will want to consider getting sunglasses that offer important UV protection.
At our eye care practice, Michael Vathanasaynee, O.D., you are able to purchase Enterprise sunglasses that provide 100% protection from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. For complete eye protection, you need to wear sunglasses like this year round to make sure that your eyes are not unnecessarily exposed to the sun’s harmful rays. It is even important that you wear these sunglasses while you are driving in your car, as the sun’s UVA and UVB rays will even pass through the car’s windshield and reach your eyes. Sun damage caused by these rays is often not evident until years later. However, studies have shown that excessive exposure to the sun can cause patients to develop cataracts and even macular degeneration later in life.
At our practice, even your children will be able to get sunglasses which can offer them sun protection for their eyes. This is perhaps even more important than sun protection for adult’s eyes. Studies have shown that by the time a child is 18, he or she has experienced over 80% of exposure to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays that he or she will receive during their entire lifetime. This is because a child’s eyes are very transparent and can easily be reached by the sun’s rays. At our practice, we have many beautiful designer eyeglass frames which can be fitted with lenses which offer this protection from the sun. You can even purchase Enterprise sunglasses which can be fitted for prescription lenses. For the best sun protection, it is often recommended that customers wear wraparound sunglasses. This is because the sun’s rays can even enter your eyes from the sides of the sunglasses. If you are thinking about getting sunglasses which provide UV protection for your eyes, we hope to be seeing you soon. There is no appointment needed to come in and speak to our optician about the different sunglass lens options that we offer.