Protective Eyewear for Summer from our Lumberton Optometrist
During the summer, it is common to need a few kinds of protective eyewear. While there are specialized types for activities like working with yard machines, your day-to-day activities will typically need a much more common type of protective eyewear: sunglasses. Here is some information about this popular option from EyeWorks Vision Center of Lumberton & Benson in NC.
What Can You Expect From Today's Prescription Sunglasses?
Today's prescription sunglasses do much more than make you look cool. Quality pairs protect your eyes from UV light and depending on the options you choose, can reduce glare, improve contrast, resist scratches, and more.
Why Wear UV-Blocking Sunglasses?
Just like your skin, your eyes can be harmed by UV light exposure. If you get too much in a short period, you can get a sunburn in the eyes called photokeratitis. This is painful but usually heals over time. More worrisome are the long-term effects of UV light exposure. This exposure is implicated in the development of cataracts, macular degeneration, and the formation of growths in the eye. Wearing UV-blocking lenses is an easy way to avoid the risk factor posed by the sun.
Options for Sunglass Lenses and Coatings
When you buy your sunglasses from a quality outlet like our optical shop, you'll be presented with several options. Start by deciding what color you want your lenses to be and how much shade you want them to provide. Then, it's time to decide on lens options like standard plastic, polycarbonate, and index (thinness).
Next, choose your coatings. We suggest anti-scratch coatings, the anti-glare option, and polarization to start. Alternatively, you may want Transitions lenses that change from clear to dark when you go out into the sunlight.
Come to Our EyeWorks in Lumberton, NC for Your Next Pair of Sunglasses
Our optical shop here at EyeWorks Vision Center offers a wide variety of frames and lens options for you to choose from. Stop by our optical shop to pick a pair today. If you need a prescription, be sure to get an exam from our optometrist, too. We have offices in Lumberton & Benson in North Carolina to serve you.