Why You Should Always See an Optometrist for Sunglasses
A cheap pair of convenience store sunglasses just aren't going to cut it. Not only do they not adequately filter out harmful UV rays and sunlight glare, but many of them start getting loose or fall apart after just several uses. However, you do not need to go to a fancy designer store either for your sunglasses. The right optometrist can help you find the ideal sunglasses that are both stylish and offer sun protection, whether or not you need corrective lenses. If you live in the Longview area and are looking for a new pair of sunglasses, contact Dr. Wacasey, Therapeutic Optometrist.
The Importance of Protecting Your Eyes from the Sun
Investing in a good pair of sunglasses will not only prevent you from having to spend sunny days squinting; they will also keep your eyes properly protected. You might notice that many of the poorer-quality sunglasses that you see in supermarkets and convenience stores come with a small sticker that says "UV protection”. The truth, however, is that just about anyone can put this on their product, and it is a very vague interpretation of what UV protection should be.
Going without the protection of a good pair of sunglasses can lead to not just premature wrinkles from squinting, but also vision impairment and a variety of eye health issues. Sunglasses should be viewed as a regular part of your eye care.
It is a pain to try to wear sunglasses over your glasses, or worse, go without sunglasses because you would rather see clearly. This is why prescription sunglasses are a popular choice for many of our patients who come in for their regular prescription. We have a wide variety of styles to choose from that will suit your lenses. You can look good, see well, and keep your eyes protected from the sun all at once.
Polarized lenses use a special chemical treatment in the lens that prevents horizontal light or "glare" from getting through to your eyes. These sunglasses are a popular choice because they offer protection and make it easier to see. They are especially useful for driving on highways and downtown streets where glare is frequent.
Schedule Your Appointment for Sunglasses in Longview, TX
Don't let another sunny day cause damage to your eyes or impair your vision. Dr. Wacasey is dedicated to eye care for the Longview community. Call us today at (903) 663-1550 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our variety of sunglasses.