Protect Your Eyes from the Sun this Summer with Prescription Sunglasses

Choosing the Best Prescription Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes From the Sun This Summer

High-quality sunglasses with certified 99 to 100% UVA and UVB blocking lenses are essential to protect your eyes from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays. Both UVA and UVB light rays, can, over time, increase the risk of developing serious eye problems like macular degeneration (damage to the central retina) and cataracts (cataracts can form when UV light causes the lens of the eye to become cloudy causing poorer vision). There are several important factors to look for when selecting the best prescription sunglasses from your Carmel optometrist, Dr. Jeremy Ciano. These include adequate UV protection, polarization, a UV 400 rating and brown, green or gray lenses.

General Information on Prescription Sunglasses

  • What are Prescription Sunglasses? – Prescription sunglasses are sunglasses that have the same corrective prescription as is in your glasses
  • What To Look for in Prescription Sunglasses? – When selecting prescription sunglasses you should look for 99% or greater UVA and UVB protection indicated by a UV 400 rating )which indicates100% UV protection. You should also look for polarized gray or brown colored lenses which are best for lenses in prescription sunglasses

Benefits of Wearing UV Sunglasses

  • Decreased risk of developing UV related cataracts
  • Protection from UV rays which are a risk factor for the development of macular degeneration
  • Prevention of keratitis of the cornea caused by UV rays
  • Decreased risk of development of melanoma or of skin cancer of the eyelids

Types of Available Prescription Sunglasses Lenses

The 3 basic types of prescription sunglasses lenses available from an optical shop are:

  • Polycarbonate lenses
  • Plastic lenses
  • Trivex – a newer material which is like a polycarbonate lens

Call Us Today for a Prescription Sunglasses Appointment 

Call us today at 317-844-2020 for an appointment for prescription sunglasses with our Carmel optometrist, Dr. Jeremy Ciano or with one of the other excellent optometrists at our Carmel clinic. Visit us at Revolution Eyes which is located at 14250 Clay Terrace Blvd. Suite 160 Carmel, IN 46032. We carry many designer prescription sunglasses frames including Tory Burch, Tom Ford, and Prada.

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