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Why Buy Prescription Sunglasses?
Sunglasses tend to be appreciated for how they enhance the appearance of the wearer. This is reinforced by the fact that designer sunglasses are available in many different styles, colors, and lens options. Designer sunglasses may empower the wearer to feel more cool and confident, even more glamorous and attractive. We all have heard the phrase “you look like a movie star in those sunglasses!”
More importantly, sunglass lenses provide vision benefits and protection from harmful medical conditions. Polarized sunglasses cut down tremendously on glare produced when sunlight hits a flat surface. For example, when you are driving, if the sun reflects off your car at certain angles you may experience glare that can prevent you from seeing objects in the road.
Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays produced by sunlight. Ultraviolet rays, especially at elevations above 5000 feet, cause damage to the retina. This may result in photophobia, or sensitivity to light. The symptoms could include excessive tearing and the sensation of a foreign object in the eye. Long term exposure to sunlight can lead to macular degeneration and cataracts.
Most of the sunglasses we offer at Sharon Optical are compatible with your prescription. Prescription sunglasses are a great option for patients who are not wearing contact lenses and want to receive all the benefits of sunglasses with corrective lenses. Progressive sunglass lenses are perfect for driving, allowing for both long distance vision and viewing the dashboard clearly. Outdoor activities such as gardening or reading poolside may also make prescription sunglasses and attractive option. Stop in Sharon Optical and try on a few pairs today.