It's important to wear sunglasses when you go outside or get into a car during the day. Sunglasses make it easier to see on sunny days and protect your eyes from many threats to the eyes. When you get prescription sunglasses from the optician, you can correct your vision at the same time that you protect your eyes. Sunglasses are extremely helpful for seeing better and for eye protection, but they also look great when you wear them. If you need to get your prescription sunglasses, call us at our Miami, FL, office to visit the optician and choose your sunglasses from our large collection of them.
Protection From UV Rays
One of the best reasons to wear prescription sunglasses is that they protect the eyes from the damaging effects of UV rays from the sun. Anytime you are outdoors during the day, you should be wearing them. sunglasses are made with a special coating that covers the lenses and blocks UV rays from getting through and harming your eyes. Sunglasses typically block 99% to 100% of UV rays from reaching your eyes. UV rays can cause cataracts to develop in your eyes as well as cause macular degeneration. These rays can even sunburn the front part of your eyes and cause a lot of pain.
Other Eye Protection
When you wear sunglasses, it also protects you from several elements outdoors that can cause damage to the eyes. When the wind gets into your eyes, especially for a long period, it can cause the eyes to dry out too much and develop dry eye. This happens because the wind causes the eyes' protective tear film to dry up rapidly. The wind can also drive small particles into your eyes. This is a common cause of scratches on the eye's cornea. If you choose to get polarized sunglasses, you will also have protection against the harsh glare that is often present outside. This can make things like driving and being on the water easier.
Prescription sunglasses allow you to change quickly from your regular eyeglasses to your sunglasses as needed. If you don't have prescription sunglasses, it is harder to protect your eyes and to see well at the same time. It may even keep you from being able to drive.
See the Optician in Miami, FL
When you get your annual eye exam, you can then pick out your sunglasses that will have prescription lenses. When you need an optician office to choose the right sunglasses, call us at our Miami, FL, office for an appointment.