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Sunglasses look cool, but they also have more important properties. Protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays can help reduce your risk of developing certain serious vision conditions. Here at NewVision Eyecare in Sammamish, WA we offer both prescription and non-prescription sunglasses so that you can protect your eyes in style.
There are a number of ways that sunglasses are helpful in life. Some are simple yet important, such as reducing your risk of getting into a car accident by wearing sunglasses that cut down on the glare and let you see better. Others are more long-term:
You may also develop a painful but usually harmless condition called photokeratitis if you spend too much time out in the sun. This is like a sunburn for your eyes. It can be prevented by wearing sunglasses.
Even if you wear contact lenses, having a pair of prescription sunglasses around is a good idea. If you cannot wear your contacts for whatever reason, you do not want to leave your eyes unprotected from the sun. Prescription sunglasses are also great for the beach and other places where your contacts might get wet or fall out.
Sunglasses come in a number of different options. The most important feature that they should have is full UV protection, and they should block 99 to 100 percent of UV light. The following are other features that can be helpful:
Tint, darkness, mirroring, and polarization all have no effect on the UV protection levels of the glasses, so feel free to choose your preferred option. The protection comes from the lenses themselves and/or a clear coating placed on them.
NewVision Eyecare offers styles for everyone at our Sammamish location. We can find the right style, shape, color, tint, and other options for you without sacrificing UV protection. Come by our store today to see our collection, or call (425) 392-2196 with any questions!