Sunglasses - Not Just For Fashion | Long Island Eye Doctor
Sunglasses have become the hottest fashion accessory. No longer just for summer, they are also an everyday necessity. Just like eyeglasses, it is important that you choose the best possible quality pair while maintaining your own style.
What makes a quality pair of sunglasses? You would be surprised to learn that those glasses you got on the street can actually be worse for eyes than wearing nothing at all. These cheap sunglasses block some of the light, causing your iris to open to allow more light in. This lets in more of the UV light as well, increasing the damage UV light can cause to the retina.
Spending a little more on superior glasses may save your eyesight in the future. Buying those glasses from a qualified eye care center should put your mind at ease about what you’re getting.
These are the things you should look for in a good pair of sunglasses:
UV Protection – without getting too technical, sunlight (contains UV light) is a high energy light that can damage your retina and cornea. You need 100% protection.
Lens Tint– based on what activities you plan on using the glasses for. For example, gray tints are all purpose and are best for driving, while yellow or gold tints reduce “blue haze” and are best for snow sports.
Special Coatings or Features – these include polarized (glare reducing) and photochromic (Transitions)
Frame/Lens Design – styles such as wraparounds block extra light from sides and below by sitting close to your face; they are the favorite of snowboarders and water skiers.
Style – luckily, you can get all the qualities you are looking for in a variety of styles and brands. By choosing an eye care center instead of the kiosk in the mall, you will find someone qualified to help you find a pair that fits your face and your style.
In addition, quality sunglasses also provide you with the greatest clarity while minimizing any object distortion.
Come on into Optix and we will help you to pick out a pair of sunglasses that will fit YOUR way of life!
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