From the showy frames that come into fashion in Hollywood, to standard eyeglasses frames that happen to have dark lenses, it's clear that sunglasses are one of the most popular forms of eye-wear. Originally, fashion was the primary driver for wearing them, and because of this, there have always been countless styles available. Now, however, function is taking a leading role in the choice to wear sunglasses – though fashion will always be important in this niche. Here are some facts about these glasses, brought to you by Arena Eye Care Optometry of Sacramento.
Why Wear Sunglasses
From a medical standpoint, you should wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV rays, blue light, and extremely bright solar light in general. UV rays are some of the most damaging of these, with the potential to cause cataracts, growths in the eye, and sunburns of the eye. Blue light is also dangerous thanks to its high energy, and it can cause eye strain and other ills. Bright visible light is generally uncomfortable, and it can cause glare, wash out contrast, and make it hard to see where you're going.
There is no need to give up your general visual clarity to gain the protection of sunglasses. If you need a vision correction prescription, it can easily be added to your sunglass lenses when you choose them from our optical gallery. Our lenses are made to be able to take a prescription.
Benefits of Wearing Prescription Sunglasses
Prescription sunglasses let you see with the clarity of your regular prescription glasses while adding protection against harmful UV rays, blue light from the sun (which is 200x stronger than that from digital devices), and overall extreme brightness. This makes going outside on sunny days comfortable and safe for your eyes. The UV-blocking lenses also protect the skin around your eyes, which is normally left untreated by sunscreen lotions and sprays.
Why Choose Our Sunglasses
Our sunglasses – with or without prescription – can be upgraded in a number of ways. You can have your choice of tints, add polarization, have the color a gradient or even get darker in brighter light and select from several other coatings. These include anti-reflection, anti-scratch, mirror finish, anti-smudge, and others. We also have a massive selection of both sunglass and eyeglass frames, all of which can hold sun lenses.
Choose Your New Pair of Sunglasses Today Contact Our Arena Eye Care Optometry in Sacramento, CA
To see our selection, just stop by our eye wear gallery in Sacramento. If you need a new prescription be sure to make an appointment with our optometrists Dr. Krister L. Holmberg and Dr. Shephali Patel at Arena Eye Care Optometry so you can order your customized shades. Call us today at (916) 419-8167.