Sunglasses

To protect your eyes and your vision, it is important to wear sungwear when outside enjoying the sunshine. Ask Dr. Diane Short and Dr. Zachary Short to make sure your sunglasses provide 100% protection from UVA and UVB rays. Watch the video for more information on sunwear options. Remember, you don’t need an appointment to stop in and check out our sunwear!

While sunlight is a beautiful thing, too much of anything can be harmful. Sunglasses can prevent sun damage to the eyes, improve vision, and make a unique fashion statement. Much like our skin becomes sunburned, over-exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet or UV radiation can cause a variety of eye problems including cataracts, macular degeneration, non-cancerous growth, and even cancer of the eye and eyelids.

To protect your eyes and your vision, it is important to wear sunglasses when outside enjoying to sunshine. Ask your eyecare professional to make sure your sunglasses provide 100% protection from UVA and UVB rays.

Sunglasses are available with or without a prescription, and are often available with polarized lenses. Light reflected from surfaces such as a flat road or smooth water generally is horizontally polarized. Polarized lenses contain a special filter that blocks this type of intense reflected light, reducing glare for your eyes.