We are Your Source for Sunglasses
What’s on your outdoor adventure checklist? While you’re shopping for sunscreen, camping gear, fishing poles, or swim trunks, don’t forget to outfit yourself and your loved ones with high-quality sunglasses.
This type of eyewear can protect your eyes from dangerous UV rays while also blocking glare and making you look terrific.
Here at Family Eye Care, our optometrists in Medford, NY can provide the right kind of sunglasses for your whole family. Visit us and see our selection of sunglasses.
Sunglasses: A Critical Form of Preventative Eye Care
You might already regard sunglasses as a must for filtering out annoying, painful glare. But while this benefit is an important one, there’s another reason that sunglasses represent a critical form of eye care: UV protection. Radiation from the ultraviolet part of the spectrum can wreak havoc on your eyes in all sorts of ways. In addition to producing the uncomfortable “eye burn” known as photokeratitis, UV rays can put you at risk for cataracts, macular degeneration, and cancers of the eyes and eyelids. Don’t assume that a cloudy day means immunity from UV. In some cases, the reflections off of the clouds can make UV conditions even more intense than they would be on a sunny day. This ongoing threat makes the use of UV-blocking sunglasses a must.
Unfortunately, you can’t judge the degree of UV protection by the darkness of your sunglasses’ tint. Many cheaper sunglasses found in stores block a lot of visible light without blocking UV sufficiently to protect your health. The only kinds of sunglasses that truly offer the protection you need are “UV 400” sunglasses that are guaranteed to block the entire ultraviolet range.
UV Protection and Designer Frames from Our Medford Eye Doctors
Our eye doctors in Medford, NY can help you obtain the ideal sunglasses for your needs. We start with an eye exam that lets us craft prescription sunglasses for the sharpest, most accurate outdoor vision possible. We can recommend specific tints and lens coatings to keep glare to a minimum, including polarization to control the glare from water, snow, and roadways. Our wide range of designer frames offers stylish options for adults and kids alike. Best of all, our sunglasses always offer the reassurance of complete UV protection.
Contact Family Eye Care in Medford, NY
At Family Eye Care, our staff is here to help you and your family with all of your vision care needs. Whether you need to make an eye exam, to buy new glasses/contact lenses, or want to make your vision correction, feel free to get in touch with us. We are always ready to help you!