A quality pair of sunglasses with UV protection does more than give you a clear view of the road while driving. Sunglasses also protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays, which contribute to several eye issues including cataracts. A good pair of sunglasses will also shield your eyes from blue light and help you avoid squinting which will degrade your vision over time. Wearing good sunglasses during the day can even improve your night vision, as exposure to bright light can make the adjustment to driving at night more difficult. At Epic Vision Eye Centers, we have years of experience helping residents of Smithville, MO, select the perfect pair of sunglasses.
Choosing Quality Sunglasses
We have many styles of sunglasses to choose from, whether you prefer a classic or modern frame or something that sets you apart from the crowd. You will want sunglasses that state that they block 99 percent of UV rays or more, including both UVB and UVA. The designation "UV 400" tells you that the glasses block UV rays as small as 400 nanometers for total eye protection. The best sunglasses also block 75 to 90 percent of visible light.
If you wear prescription glasses, you have multiple choices. Many patients prefer simple clip-on shades. You can also opt for a pair of wrap-around sunglasses that completely cover your glasses, protecting the sides of your eyes as well. You can also purchase prescription sunglasses to swap out for your regular glasses when you are spending time outside. We also carry eyeglasses with transition lenses that darken when exposed to sunlight. Our optometrist will consider your lifestyle and preferences when recommending sunglasses to you.
Optometrist in Smithville, MO
If you are looking for a pair of quality sunglasses in Smithville, MO, Epic Vision Eye Centers is ready to assist you. For more information on sunglass options or to schedule an appointment, call us at (888) 749-7755.