Enjoy the Sunshine
Sunshine Eye Clinic has a great selection of quality Sunglasses. Our opticians will help you identify the best sunglasses for your specific outdoor activities. We offer you the latest in designer sunglasses and features such as polarized lenses. For the ultimate in outdoor eyewear we have an extensive selection of prescription and nonprescription sunglasses.
From our new Sunshine Packages to the latest in frame and lens technology, we make sure everyone can enjoy uncompromised quality with our renowned service.
Benefits of prescription sunglasses (provided by Hoya Vision)
Most people aren’t aware that the sun can harm the eyes and the skin around the eyes. For example, the National Eye Institute has shown that UV rays can increase the risk of cataracts, and up to 20% of cataracts may be caused by overexposure to UV rays, according to the World Health Organization.
Other eye conditions can result from too much UV exposure – such as photokeratitis, macular degeneration, melanoma, and pterygium.
Sunglasses protect against sun damage to the eyes and other elements when outdoors. Sunglasses guard against harsh wind, dust, sand, and other airborne debris that irritate the eyes or could scratch the cornea.
When the eyes are protected and you’re seeing at your best, you’re also protecting others. For example: when driving with polarized lenses, your reaction time is noticeably faster than when not wearing sunglasses. Sunwear reduces glare and keeps you safe when navigating situations that require full attention, such as driving or riding a bike.
Less strain, fewer headaches
You probably know about the term “blue light” as it relates to working in front of a screen for hours a day — and that it can cause digital eye strain and a number of other symptoms, such as headaches, tired or burning eyes, and more.
You may not know that blue light also comes from the sun, and in fact, 15 minutes in the sun equals 12 hours in front of a screen. An estimated 25% to 30% of sunlight consists of solar blue light rays.
Improved dark adaptation
Sunglasses increase visual clarity by blocking UV rays and reducing glare during the day. They can also have a positive impact on sight at night.
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), studies have shown that daytime exposure to ordinary sunlight can produce temporary but cumulative aftereffects on dark adaptation and night vision. In addition to daytime benefits of sunglasses, your patients should know that high-quality polarized sunglasses can also help reduce night vision loss.
A better outdoor experience, year-round
Prescription sun lens users have a better outdoor experience – even in winter. They enjoy the comfort, clarity, protection, and emotional freedom that comes with prescription sunglasses.
Checklist: helping you choose prescription sunglasses
Prescription sunwear is the best eye health solution to protect the eyes, eyelids, and skin around the eyes from sun-related damage. With so many advancements in lens technology just over the last decade, these are some features you should look for in prescription sunglasses:
- 100% UV protection
- Solar blue light protection
- Visual clarity
- Enhanced contrast
- Impact protection
- Glare reduction
- Extra darkness outdoors
- Style variety
- Indoor/outdoor transition (optional)