Do I need Non-Prescription Sunglasses?
Some people think that non-prescription sunglasses are only used as fashion accessories, but a good pair of sunglasses is an imperative part of life. Sunglasses are actually protecting your eyes from UV (ultraviolet) light. This protection is important because there are different eye problems that can arise from overexposure to ultraviolet rays and other radiations from the sun which can be very harmful to a person’s eyes. These glasses also provide a shield from such things as dust, debris, and wind that can cause damage, discomfort or dryness.
To receive the benefits of sunglasses, they should be worn year-round. Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean that you don't need sunglasses. Make sure that your sunglasses block a hundred percent of the UV light. You may be thinking that you don't want to spend that much money on a pair of sunglasses, however, even some of the cheaper brand offer 100% UV protection. If you're looking for a good pair of sunglasses come to Professional VisionCare at 7100 Graphics Way Suite 3200 in Lewis Center, OH. Our caring and courteous staff will be able to help you choose the correct pair of sunglasses for your lifestyle.
What Type of Frames do I Need?
Sunglass frames come in a variety of different materials. You can get them in metals which range anywhere from aluminum or stainless steel to Titanium. They also make wooden sunglass frames that are crafted from many different kinds of wood. One of the more common types of frames that you will find is a plastic or resin frame. These types of frames are durable and are used in many types of sunglasses to keep the cost down. Whichever frame you choose, make sure that they will be comfortable for whatever job you’re going to use the sunglasses for. If they’re going to be used for work, you’ll want the tougher frame. If you're simply going to wear them for recreation, a plastic frame could be ideal for you. Whichever frame you choose, make sure that the sunglasses have a hundred percent UV block lenses to protect your eyes.
What Shape of Lenses Should I Use?
Lenses can pretty much be in any shape you want them. Some of the more popular styles are cat’s eye, aviator, oversized, round, square, or sports style sunglasses. As long as the frames fall within the limitations of the lens, they should fit. If the frame has too much of a curve, it can cause a problem with fitting certain lenses to them. Make sure that your sunglasses will be fashionable as well as functional because lenses can come in a multitude of different styles.
You want to make sure that the lens and frame that you choose will allow coverage of the entire eye and the area surrounding the eye as this will provide more UV protection. You also want something that's durable and will last for a while, so take a look at the material that the lenses are made out of and make sure it will suit your purpose. If you have any questions, our optical staff will be happy to take the time to assist you.
What Type of Lens do I Need?
For those of you that think about fashion first, there are a multitude of coatings and colors you can get with your sunglass lenses. While it is important that your pair of sunglasses has good style, you should never let the quality aspect fall to the wayside. A cheap pair of sunglasses can do more damage than good and they may not last you very long.
There are three main things that you should look for when selecting a lens and frames to use in your sunglasses:
- Make sure the frames fit you right. If they’re too wide, they won’t stay in place while you're moving around.
- The lenses need to completely cover your eyes and provide extra protection above and to the sides.
- The frame shouldn't be too small. If they don't fit your face, they can pinch the temple or the nose and be hard to wear.
What if I Wear Prescription Sunglasses?
Some people that wear prescription eyeglasses feel that they either don't have UV protection or that they have to rely upon clip-ons. There are other options out there like photochromic lenses (lenses that darken when UV light hits them) or if you wear contact lenses, you can wear the plain old non-prescription style sunglasses. However, you can buy sunglasses with prescription lenses in them that have the same protections the non-prescription lenses do. Whichever type you would like, come to talk to our eye doctor here at Professional VisionCare. We look forward to seeing you.