Wearing sunglasses on a bright and sunny day is a great way to keep the glare out of your eyes. But, are your cheap sunglasses really protecting your eyes from the damage that UV rays can cause? Unless they’re prescription sunglasses in Grand Junction, CO, probably not. The Optical Center is here to ensure you’ve got sunglasses that protect your eyes from UV rays, while also being stylish!
The power of polarized lenses
Polarized lenses reduce glare. Glare is most often caused when sunlight reflects off a flat area, especially water, asphalt, and other highly reflective surfaces. When this happens, it can be almost impossible to see clearly because light is entering the eye from multiple directions.
Normal tinted sunglasses that you typically see over the counter do not usually block glare very well. They only reduce the brightness of the light. Polarized sunglasses are sunglasses where the lenses have a filter either coating the lenses or embedded in the lenses that helps absorb horizontal light coming in while still allowing vertical light to get through.
Polarized sunglasses are very useful for anglers, boaters, and anybody who spends a lot of time outdoors. They’re also essential protection for people who drive professionally such as truck drivers, taxi drivers and police officers.
The benefits of good sunglasses
UV rays can cause cataracts over time, which can result in a full range of vision loss and partial blindness. When cataracts form, they can also affect things light your ability to see clearly in low light or distinguish similar colors. And while cataracts can be removed, it’s better to prevent them from forming.
Custom sunglasses in Grand Junction, CO are your first line of defense against cataracts. Prescription sunglasses are polarized, meaning they successfully filter out UV light rays—specifically the three major kinds linked to eye damage: UVA, UVB and UVC rays.
Get prescription sunglasses
The Optical Center carries a wide range of prescription sunglasses from some of the best name brand designers on the market. We can help you find a pair that fits your style and budget, while also ensuring you’re fully protected against harmful UV ray penetration.
Stop in today and speak to our optometrist about prescription sunglasses in Grand Junction, CO and the many long-term benefits they can have for your eyes.