The summer sun emits harsh UV rays that can harm your eyes as well as your skin. Wearing sunglasses when you’re outdoors is one of the most reliable ways to protect your eyes.
Today, Vienna Eyecare Center, your leading provider of quality eyeglasses and other eyewear, discusses important factors to consider when choosing a new pair of sunglasses.
Too much exposure to UV rays may lead to eye problems, such as photokeratitis, pterygium and even cataracts. This is why you need to pick a pair of sunglasses that provides excellent UV protection. Look for a label on the sunglasses that says they offer 100% percent UV protection.
Size matters when it comes to finding a good pair of sunglasses. The bigger the lenses are, the better. Your optometrist explains that larger lenses provide wider visual coverage, thus giving you better protection against UV rays.
The color of the lenses has nothing to do with how well they protect you from UV rays. Dark or colored lenses are designed to cut glare and enhance contras, but they won’t necessarily provide optimum UV protection. The most important thing is that the glasses you choose have a label showing they provide 100% UV protection.
Another important thing to consider is the frame style. Your eye doctor suggests choosing a pair that has wraparound frames. They prevent UV rays from entering through the sides, giving you better protection.
Get in touch with us today at (703) 688-7003 to learn more about protecting your eyes from the sun this summer. You may also fill out our contact form to request an appointment. We proudly serve Vienna, Reston and McLean, VA.